Last updated on February 4th, 2022 at 01:48 pm
Look, it’s just some delicious and easy healthy soup recipes that you can make in about 30 minutes! This collection includes soup recipes with chicken, low carb soups with ground meat or shellfish as well as tasty vegetarian soups and they’re perfect for fall and winter.
Most of these soups are gluten free and dairy free and they’re all great options for lunch or dinner.
Today’s TED Talk
I’ve got a theory about the winter and fall holidays that may or may not be obvious to everyone else around the world. My theory is they were invented so that there’s something to look forward to, to keep life interesting and so that people don’t go crazy from being cold. Instead of being negative, why not find another hobby, okay? Like spending money on things we don’t need or want. HO HO HO Merry Christmas.
Also, these holidays were invented, so that we can find an excuse to eat a lot of food that is not salads, smoothies or vegetables and drink cold Coca Cola even when it’s freezing. Always Coca Colaaaa. I usually drink it warm & de-bubbled. That’s how I like my Coca Cola warm, almost like a sweet soup with expensive chemicals. Conspiracy theory, check.
Speaking of soups, I haven’t been super inspired to make soups this year. I really love soups, but weirdly I’ve been craving salads lately, even though it’s -328372 degree angle outside. Or was it Celsius? Can’t tell, I was never good at geometry.
Soups. They’re great right? Your vegetables don’t need to be super young and fresh, you can easily dump everything into a cooking pot, cook for about 30 minutes to an hour, sometimes more if you’re making bean soup and don’t want to get too much gas (<-what kind of monster are you? Who doesn’t like gas?) and then have food for a few more days.
Here I want to share some easy soup recipes that take about 30 minutes each (most of them!) and taste or look really delicious. I haven’t tried all of them to be honest, but the ones I haven’t tried make my mouth water and have great reviews. So if you’re looking for some soup inspiration and don’t want to just randomly assemble a meal out of the things that are about to expire in your pantry or fridge – then this collection might help!
Benefits Of Soups
Yes, there are actual benefits to eating soups any time of the year. Here are 3:
- Help you lose weight or maintain weight. And I’m not talking about cabbage soup. I found quite a few studies suggesting that eating a satisfying portion of soup as the main course or before the entrée can reduce the overall energy intake significantly. (1, 2, 3)And that without the feelings of deprivation – as soups are usually lower in calories, but bulkier. The results? One study showed 40% greater weight loss after 6 months.
- Antioxidants. Soups are a great way to boost vegetable intake. Now, you might be thinking “all the antioxidants are dead after the cooking”, but you’re kinda wrong. Maybe this never crossed your mind, and I’m the only psycho who thinks about things like this. But when you use certain vegetables, you’ll actually absorb their antioxidants better after cooking. Which vegetables? The very green ones, the orange and red ones. All of them have carotenoids that become more bioavailable after cooking. So adding tomatoes, pumpkin, carrots or broccoli to your soups isn’t just to use them up, okay? You’re doing something great for your body.
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects. Believe it or not, but there are actual studies on the health benefits of chicken soup. One of these studies showed that as a whole product, chicken soup has mild anti-inflammatory effects. This effect might be the reason why chicken soup seems to help with the symptoms of colds and respiratory tract infections.
Now let’s see those soups.
Healthy Homemade Chicken Soups
You can use up some shredded chicken or even leftover rotisserie chicken to make this flavorful comforting and healing soup.
This homemade chicken soup with noodles is loved by toddlers and grown-ups. Only 7 ingredients, one pot, and 20 minutes!
Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast to make this warming chicken soup in about 30 minutes!
Make lentil soup from scratch with this easy recipe. It’s simple, but you will want to eat this lentil soup again and again and again.
A delicious vegan soup made with red lentils, butternut squash and coconut cream. Easy and delicious.
Super easy homemade bean soup that you can make with canned beans and a few other easy to find ingredients.
This healthy lentil soup is loaded with healing herbs, spices and broccoli! It’s super tasty too!
You can make this amazing chickpea soup in about 20 minutes using canned chickpeas, onions, tomatoes and spices.
You can make this easy Thai-inspired soup for a light lunch in about 10 minutes! It’s so good!
Simple, healthy and one of my favorite soups ever! Made with lentils and bulgur, it’s rich in protein, fiber and minerals.
This is a light and delicious vegetable soup you can make with broccoli, coconut cream and butternut squash! Perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
Such a filling vegetarian soup with peas, lentils and rice. It’s full of flavor, a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet and so satiating!
Want to use up some leftover vegetables? This vegan soup is made with dried lentils, spices and whatever vegetables you have – it should solve your problem in a very satisfying and comforting way.
Low Carb Soup Recipes With Ground Meat Or Shellfish
Creamy, nutritious and comforting meatball soup that the entire family will love!
If you love Thai food or just delicious food, you are absolutely going to love this shrimp curry soup! And it’s ready in 15 minutes. Doesn’t get better than this.
I know, it sounds mouthwatering. But it actually is! This is the most unexpectedly tasty soup with ground beef and cabbage.
This is a simple really good anti-inflammatory soup with mushrooms, herbs and ground turkey!
- Salt. When making a soup from scratch (when using water and not broth!), always add some salt at the beginning (especially if you’re cooking dried lentils/beans!) and taste it when it’s done to adjust for salt and pepper
- Storing: Let your soup cool down and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Add freshly chopped herbs at the end! This is a gamechanger in the soup eating industry…Parsley, cilantro, dill, basil or my personal favorite for soups – mint! So delicious!
I hope you enjoy these soups and if you do have a favorite soup recipe that takes around 30 minutes, share the link, so I can post it here as well! Happy soup eating!
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- 2/3 cup French lentils, dry
- 1 juicy tomato, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, thinly chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp dry mint
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 onion, thinly chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Soak lentils for at least 2 hours before cooking.
- Saute onion and garlic for one to two minutes in some olive oil using a small cooking pot at medium high heat. Add in some salt, the bell pepper and tomato and continue stirring for 1-2 more minutes.
- Add in the lentils, some more salt, mint and cumin. Pour in about 2 cups of filtered water, cover with a lid to bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 20 more minutes or until the lentils are tender.
- Have a taste and adjust for more water, salt and pepper if needed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g