Whether you’re in the middle of a cold front or just looking for a bowl of comfort, soup always hits the spot. Here in Texas, the weather doesn’t always catch up with the calendar, so to get you in the winter weather spirit, here are 5 veggie-packed soups that are so good, you’ll feel like you’re cheating on your diet.
7 years ago, we debuted the Fat Flush Soup. Last year, we gave it a Thai revamp, and this year we made a version inspired by a Tuscan white bean soup. Full of metabolism-boosting ingredients and good-for-you veggies, you’ll feel full, but without the bloat. Plus, it’s insanely easy to make! Simply toss all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and it’ll be done when you get home from work.
Breakfast soup? Yes, you read that right! No more sugar first thing in the morning, we’re craving something savory that’ll keep us full until lunch. This stew-like soup from Extra Crispy is chock full of eight cups of vegetables that you can easily customize based on your preferences and what you have on hand. Craving a little protein? You can also toss in some leftover cubed rotisserie chicken or steak!
This classic Eastern European soup’s bright fuchsia hue cannot be missed. Beets are high in fiber and have shown to reduce blood pressure, reduce inflammation and boost immunity. And boy, at 1½ pounds of beets, this soup is chock full of those healthy properties! Many recipes add beef, lamb or pork, but in this recipe from The Garden Co in Schulenburg, the meat is skipped for a vegetarian version.
Butternut squash is at its peak in the winter, so now is the time to enjoy it! Chef Fernando Desa from Goya Foods shows us how to make his easy weeknight dinner in this step-by-step video here. This creamy soup is made extra silky (and healthy!) with a splash of Goya’s coconut milk. Bonus: It’s vegan!
This easy, creamy carrot soup gets a vibrant citrus kick from fresh orange juice and zest. It’s a one-pot wonder (minus the blender used to make it smooth) and is rich and decadent, but without the heaviness or guilt. You can even make it vegan by using a non-dairy creamer!