There's nothing quite like a hearty bowl of soup to warm you up when the temperatures turn cold. Better yet, you don't have to sacrifice your healthy eating habits for something that tastes so good.
The following soups not only taste like comfort food, they're packed with healthy ingredients that enable you to indulge without feeling guilty.
New England Chowder
If you love chowder but are concerned with the calories, this recipe from Good Housekeeping is for you. It's made with low-fat milk and potatoes to keep it rich and velvety. Better yet, it tastes so good you won't even realize that it's healthy.
This soup takes all of 20 minutes to prepare and will provide a piping-hot meal that's tastes a lot better than the canned stuff. This recipe from Good Housekeeping includes heart-healthy pumpkin seeds and protein-packed quinoa.
Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Soup
Put this soup's ingredients in the slow cooker before you leave for work and then come home to a hearty, steamy pot of soup. The Good Housekeeping recipe is packed with 40 grams of protein.
Mushroom and Barley Soup
This warming mushroom and barley soup recipe from Shape Magazine consists of easy-to-find ingredients, including nutty grains of barley that give it a chewy texture. It's packed with vegetables to ensure that it remains a low-cal treat.
Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup
Pumpkin is more than just material for a jack-o-lantern; it's also loaded with health benefits. This pumpkin and sage soup from Good Housekeeping has a silky, savory feel that's perfect for either a meal starter or as a main dish.
Chipotle Lentil Chili
There's nothing quite like a fiery chili during the winter months. This chili featured in Good Housekeeping fits the bill while being vegetarian and it's packed with 19 grams of protein (as well as 18 grams of fiber). It's prepared in a pressure cooker and will be ready in just 15 minutes.
Chicken, Zucchini, and Potato Soup
You won't have worry about not getting filled up with this hearty stew-like recipe from Shape Magazine, as it contains hefty chunks of chicken breast, potato, and zucchini. The medley of vegetables combined with a sprinkle of nutmeg make it as flavorful as it is filling. You can even add a tablespoon of Greek yogurt if you so desire.
Turkey Rice Soup
This Shape Magazine savory soup is a healthy way to utilize holiday leftovers. It combines frozen mixed vegetables with canned low-sodium chicken broth - which cuts down on prep time without sacrificing flavor.
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