When it's cold outside, our bodies crave warm, nourishing food – and what's better in the winter than satisfying soup?! These 9 tasty and healthy soup recipes are chock full of nutrient-dense, seasonal ingredients that are guaranteed to keep your body warm and your belly full this winter!
Winter is upon us, which means soup for every meal is totally acceptable – right?! I am not above eating soup for breakfast, as shown here.
Soup is one of my favorite things to make. It's so nourishing, warming and – when made with clean, real food – is a nutrient-packed, healthy meal that's beyond easy to make.
Plus, you can always double a recipe and then have soup for days! The flavors develop as it sits and really, what's better than leftovers that you just have to heat up on the stove?
You can also freeze soups in individually sized portions so that it's ready for backup when you're in a pinch and need some good homemade food to save the day come dinner time.
Be sure to bookmark or pin these healthy soup recipes – you're going to want to make ALL of them this winter!
1) Easy & Healthy Vegetable Soup with Turmeric (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
It's no wonder this healthy soup recipe is one of the most popular posts on R+R with the abundance of vegetables and complete ease with which this recipe comes together. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this tasty detox soup recipe is full of nutrients, great for weightloss and perfect for any table since it's vegan, Paleo and gluten-free!
2) Creamy Vegan Arugula Soup
When the weather cools down, it can be challenging to eat as many greens as you usually do because, TBH, cold salads simply don’t sound as comforting as a warm bowl of soup when you're freezing! This spicy soup from The Detoxinista is a delicious way to devour more greens and keep yourself warm at the same time.
3) Quick & Easy Salsa Verde Chicken Soup with White Beans
In just 15 minutes, this quick and easy chicken soup with white beans comes together for a fresh and healthy bowl full of flavor and nutrients! This soup-meets-chili is bright, refreshing and tangy, cooled down with buttery avocado and crisped up with revitalizing salsa verde.
4) Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot + Slow Cooker)
This uber easy and crazy flavorful soup from Peas and Crayons can be made in a pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove – game on! This soup has the added bonus of extra veggies, extra legumes, and a swirl of creaminess that makes this easy, everyday dinner soup feel like a luxurious indulgence.
5) Curried Butternut Squash Soup (Gluten- and Dairy-Free)
High in Vitamins A + C, this dairy-free, gluten-free butternut squash soup recipe is an easy winter dish, made with nourishing bone broth and delicious curry. This healthy soup recipe is on my regular rotation, perfect in the cold weather and easily customizable depending on what kind of mood you’re in!
6) Bloody Mary Tomato Soup
This zingy twist on tomato soup from One Lovely Life has such a vibrant color and delicious flavor kick. (Don’t worry – it’s virgin and family-friendly!) Fabulous with croutons, grilled sandwiches, or even some roasted pepitas or crumbled, cooked bacon – there are countless way to change this recipe up to fit your dietary needs!
7) Spiralized Zucchini Chicken Noodle Soup Jars
How cool is this healthy soup recipe from Girl on Bloor? A perfect low-carb meal prep idea that swaps noodles for zucchini noodles, you can take this for lunch on-the-go and have soup at the ready any time of day; just add boiling water, microwave and enjoy!
8) Easy, Creamy Cauliflower Soup (Paleo)
This quick and easy cauliflower soup is healthy, creamy and delicious. It’s a comfort food chowder that’s Paleo, vegan-friendly, vegetarian, low-carb and full of Vitamin C!
9) Carrot Ginger Soup with Crispy Shallots and Coconut Cream
This dairy-free and vegan soup from Downshiftology perfectly balances sweetness from the carrots and coconut, spice from ginger and cinnamon, and crunch with that delectable crispy shallots and pine nut topping!
What are your favorite healthy soups for the winter? Let us know in the comments!