15 Soups for National Homemade Soup Day
Just when you think you know all your National food days, one more springs up on you. Today, celebrate National Homemade Soup Day by whipping up one of the warm, veggie-packed bowls below. They are all low-fat and simple to make, coloring up your plate with a variety of nutrients despite using minimal ingredients. The best part? The flavorful water in each bowl leaves you satisfied for less calories. Choose your favorites, take a look at our soup and stew cooking tips, and give them a go!
Vegetable & Bean Soups
Here’s a different way to enjoy the vegetables you have sitting in the fridge: mix them into a soup with herbs. A plain vegetable soup bowl contains the vitamins and antioxidants of the vegetables it contains. Add beans or tofu to the mix for extra protein and fiber. Try:
- Kale and Bean Minestrone
- Vegetable Miso Soup
- White Bean and Arugula Soup from The Mindful Palate
- Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup
- Mexican Black Bean Soup with Cumin
The complete proteins in these soups will keep you full for hours after your meal. Take in healthy fish oils from seafood, cancer-fighting selenium and B vitamins from turkey, and low-fat flavors from the chicken in these recipes:
- Thai Seafood Soup
- Turkey and Lentil Soup
- Spinach and Minced Meat Soup
- Low-Fat Chicken and Black Bean Soup
- Kale and White Bean Soup with Spicy Sausage
Hearty Whole-Grain Soups
Vegetables, protein, and whole-grains really make these soups a complete meal...in liquid! In addition to the benefits of the soups above, barley, different rices, and other whole grains add a dose of fiber to an already filling meal. Try:
- Red Chile, Chard, Barley and Bean Soup
- Pumpkin Wild Rice Soup
- Vegetable Beef Barley Soup
- Tofu Noodle Soup with Lemongrass
- Spicy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
What are your favorite benefits of soup? Which soup are you making for National Homemade Soup Day?
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