Winter requires thick socks, a good book and a bowl full of soup to fight the winter chills. Now that it is starting to get colder, what better way to warm up than with these light winter soups?
Soup is healthy, easy to make and just happens to be a slimming meal. Veggie soups in particular are packed with nutrients and are low calorie so you will feel full for less. And if that isn’t incentive enough, soups contain powerful ingredients to help your body fight off disease.
We’ve compiled five delicious veggie soup recipes to help you stay warm and beat the winter blues (and weight gain).
1. Creamy Mushroom Soup with Shiitake
You had me at mushrooms. Mushrooms are the leading source of selenium, an antioxidant that boosts the immune system and helps protect body cells from damage. Get the recipe here to reap the benefits of this nutritional wunderkind.
2. Mexican Vegetable Soup with Lime and Avocado
As if the holidays weren’t enough of a fiesta. This recipe provides a delectable burst of chipotle goodness. Added bonus: cilantro is an effective detoxifying agent. Ole’!
3. White Bean Stew with Winter Squash and Kale
Mmmm stew, that sounds cozy. And healthy! Beans are low on the glycemic index so they fight against the storage of energy as body fat. Get the recipe here so stay warm and slim.
4. Carrot and Orange Soup with Ginger and Coriander
This is like cancer’s antithesis in a bowl. Carrots, ginger, and oranges help your body to ward off cancer and coriander helps prevent diabetes. Click here to help prevent disease.
5. Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk
Pumpkin bread, pie, spiced latte. We can’t get enough. That’s a good thing though: pumpkins contain carotenoids which help prevent cancer and, wait for it, wrinkles! Yum and yay! Click here for the recipe.
What ways are you staying warm this winter? Let us know in the comments below.