Soup Your Way Healthy: 6 Soups To Keep You Warm This Winter

Our warming soups provide big flavor and hefty nutritional benefits for slimming yet satisfying meals all winter long.
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Our warming soups provide big flavor and hefty nutritional benefits for slimming yet satisfying meals all winter long.

Soup Boosters!

Brimming with healthful ingredients, soups are a perfect way to maximize your intake of antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients. Here are just a few star ingredients to take note of.

Cayenne: In addition to its signature kick of heat, cayenne pepper packs numerous benefits including boosting metabolism, reducing inflammation, improving circulation and fighting colds.

Sweet Potato: Sweet potatoes rank lower than regular potatoes on the glycemic index, the measure of how fast carbohydrates in a food affect blood sugar levels. They're rich in blood pressure–controlling potassium and immune-boosting vitamin C and one of the best sources of carotenoids, which act as antioxidants in the body.

Beet greens: Not only are the greens attached to beets edible, they are delicious and incredibly good for you, too! With a taste similar to that of Swiss chard, beet greens are packed with antioxidants, help detoxify the blood and are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin A, copper and manganese.

Onions: Onions may be a commonly found vegetable, but they have off-the-charts nutritional benefits. Onions are anti-carcinogenic, protect the heart and are anti-inflammatory.

Lentils: Lentils are an amazing yet inexpensive source of high-fiber protein. These little legumes also support digestive health and can help regulate blood sugar. Lentils contain iron and folate, both of which are key minerals for transporting oxygen throughout the body.


Moroccan Chicken & Vegetable Soup with Chickpea Croutons

Seasoned roasted chickpeas adorn this soup that’s brimming with hearty vegetables and warming spices.

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Lemony Lentil Soup with Beet Green Crisps

Lemon juice and zest brighten up this easy-to-make lentil soup. The beet green crisps are optional but highly recommended – they add a deliciously salty note to the whole bowl.

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Mexican Spice Chile Soup

Cooking with chiles is a skill that Mexican cooks have honed into an art form over centuries. This bowl with soul contains beans and corn, two staples of south-of-the-border recipes, but also keeps things light and fresh with cubed avocado and thinly sliced radishes.

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Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

The smokiness of dried chipotle chiles provides the perfect counterpoint to sweet butternut squash in this easy, 8-ingredient soup. If you want to go more mild, use only one chile; if you like the heat, go for all three.

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Egg Drop Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms & Shrimp

With a light sesame flavor and a surprising crunch, this soup is a staff favorite. Try topping with a drizzle of additional sriracha and sesame oil, or if you prefer to go sweet, try a drizzle of honey.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Tahini & Crispy Cauliflower Topping

Ground sumac berries and tahini paste, both staples in Middle Eastern cuisine, are the secret ingredients that bring a splash of unexpected flavor to this creamy soup. To make it extra fancy, try using purple or orange cauliflower for the crispy cauliflower topping.

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