Healthy soup recipes are an easy, delicious option for quick dinners and satisfying lunches. There are few things more comforting than a warm bowl of soup on a cold night, and if you double your recipe a single pot can last for days! Most soups call for ingredients that we try to avoid like heavy cream, half-and-half, bacon fat, or butter. But with the right ingredients and healthy soup recipes, you can make a tasty, nourishing soup that satisfies. These seven healthy soup recipes cut through the fat and give you hearty, nutritious, filling meals that keep you feeling and looking your best.
Top Healthy Soup Recipes to Try
There are some excellent healthy soup recipes out there for you to try. Some of these are listed below:
Healthy Soup Recipe #2: Spinach and Goat Cheese Bisque
1 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt, divided
2 large yellow onions
2 tbsp + 2 cups water, divided
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 large Yukon Gold potato
2 tbsp Marsala wine
4 cups vegetable broth
1.25 lbs of fresh spinach
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
2 oz. crumbled fresh goat cheese (plus more for garnish)
2 tbsp non-hydrogenated margarine, such as Earth Balance
1 tbsp lemon juice
Croutons, for garnish
Chop the onions. Peel and dice the potato. Trim any tough stems from the spinach.
Heat oil over high heat in a large skillet. Then, add chopped onions and ¼ tsp of salt. Stir frequently and cook until the onions start to brown (approximately 5 minutes).
Decrease heat to low. Add 2 tbsp water and thyme to the onions. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes until the onions are a rich caramel color. Stir Marsala into onions. Set aside.
Combine 2 cups water, ¼ tsp of salt, and diced potato in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the potato is fork-tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Add caramelized onions and vegetable broth to pot. Bring to a simmer, then add spinach, cayenne, and nutmeg. Stir, cover, and cook approximately 5 minutes until the spinach is bright green but still tender.
Remove pot from heat. Stir in goat cheese, non-hydrogenated margarine, and lemon juice. When the goat cheese and margarine have melted, puree the soup with an immersion blender (or, in batches, in a regular blender, and then return soup to pot). Adjust salt and lemon juice to taste.
Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with croutons and crumbled goat cheese.
Chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice, for garnish
Step 1: Roast poblanos
Place oven rack 5 inches from heat source. Preheat broiler.
Line a pan with foil and place whole poblanos on the pan.
Broil poblanos, turning once, for 8 to 12 minutes or until they start to blacken.
Remove poblanos from oven and seal in a paper bag for about 10 minutes. Let cool.
Peel, seed, and stem poblanos, then chop and set aside.
Step 2: Make soup
Trim fat from chicken thighs. Cut thighs into bite-sized pieces.
Chop onion and bell pepper. Mince garlic. Rinse pinto beans in water.
Over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large pot. Add chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pot and set aside.
Add onion, bell pepper, green beans, and garlic and cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes.
Add chili powder and cumin and stir until fragrant. Then add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, and poblanos. Stir a few times and bring soup to a boil, then simmer approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
Stir in cooked chicken thighs, spinach, and corn. Bring to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with chopped cilantro and lime juice.
Healthy soup recipes offer a fantastic alternative to complex meal plans and fast food. These healthy soup recipes are quick, convenient, and easily doubled or tripled to last you the whole week! With simple, healthy ingredients, you can prepare a filling, delicious meal that will keep you fueled and fit. Skip cream-laden soups and fatty stews – healthy soup recipes are sure to satisfy. Try them all and let us know which of our healthy soup recipes is your favorite!