As the holidays come to a close and winter begins, I find myself turning to soup. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a piping hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day to warm and comfort you from the inside out, and after weeks of feasting we can all use a bit of a nutritional reset don’t you think?
Besides being cozy and comforting, soup has some pretty terrific things going for it: it’s simple to make, can be stashed away in the freezer for later, is filled to the brim with both vegetables and water, (keeping us full and hydrated), and is easy to re-heat (in fact most soups taste even better the next day).
Swapping in a big bowl of soup in place of your usual lunch or dinner is a simple and sane way to get back on track with healthy eating after the holidays (smoothies and salads are great but soup is so much nicer when it’s cold out). So I’ve put together a selection of healthy soups to get you through the season and warm you on the even the coldest winter night and beyond.
Whether you’re in the mood for a stew or broth, something velvety or chunky, with or without noodles, there’s a soup here for you.
A restorative broth made with a plethora of vegetables to sooth, nourish and detoxify.
A quick and spicy tomato soup inspired by the flavors of Puttanesca sauce filled with vegetables.
A velvety cold-weather soup made with celery root and potatoes, topped with sautéed shiitake mushrooms.
A fast and comforting Thai inspired red lentil and carrot soup.
A cleansing green soup to nourish and revitalize your body anytime of year.
A hearty soup with sweet potatoes and spinach in a creamy coconut broth with Thai spices.
A quick and easy miso soup that both soothes and invigorates, filled with eggplant noodles, baby spinach and shiitake mushrooms.
A brothy egg soup made with ribbons of kale to warm and sooth you during the winter months.
Carrots are simmered with warm spices like ginger, turmeric and cinnamon then blitzed into a silky puree.
A brothy French vegetable soup with large chunks of potatoes, leeks, carrots, and fennel.