Treat yourself to the goodness of delicious soup without a spoonful of guilt. We’re sharing 14 crazy good soup recipes that won’t pad your waistline or deprive your taste buds.
Soup recipes are a great way to give your body the nutrients it needs to nourish muscles, support immunity, and nurture better health. Soup has also been shown to support weight loss. For example, numerous studies suggest that eating a bowl of soup before a meal reduces the amount of food eaten during that meal .
Not all soup recipes support weight loss, however. High-calorie and high-fat soups, including those containing whole dairy foods, may contribute to weight gain. In addition, processed soups, like many you’ll find in the store, are notoriously high in sodium, which has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure.
Healthy recipes like the homemade soups below are low calorie. They also don’t contain the crazy high sodium levels found in store-bought soups. Consider that one serving of a top brand name chicken noodle soup packs more than 410 milligrams of sodium per serving. Our Thai Chicken Noodle Soup below offers just 175 milligrams in each serving.
1. Spiced Coconut Tomato Soup with Brown Rice, Almonds, and Paneer
Serve a taste of Southeast Asia! This dish includes curry, coconut milk, and paneer, a cheese often used in Indian cuisine.
2. Slow Cooker Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup
Soup recipes like this one are easy to prep. This one takes about 15 minutes. It’s a no-hassle way to serve a healthy, family-friendly meal.
3. Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup
Low-fat dairy ingredients make this a lighter option than other potato soup recipes. Cook for 6-8 hours, top with chives, and dinner is served!
4. Creamy Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Say goodbye to high sodium canned soup and hello to homemade goodness. Soup ideas like this one will warm your tummy the good-for-you way.
5. Curried Carrot & Ginger Soup
Refresh your menu with this tasty recipe, which also includes lime juice, coconut milk, and shredded coconut.
6. Slow Cooker Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup
Flavorful spices make soup recipes like this one surefire taste bud pleasers.
7. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Swap out takeout for this dish. It includes brown rice noodles and lean chicken breasts.
8. Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup
Recipes like this offer super-easy preparation. This veggie soup is the perfect weeknight meal.
9. Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Fresh Thyme
This naturally sweet soup is a family-friendly lunch or dinner idea that’s filled with whole food goodness.
10. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup
Indulge in the comfort food taste you crave with soup recipes like this one. It combines chicken breasts, long-grain brown rice, and veggies for a tummy-pleasing, soul-warming meal.
11. Raw Red Pepper Soup
Break out the blender for this easy-prep paleo-friendly soup. It’s a yummy way to mix up any menu!
12. Green Turkey Chili Soup
Spices, garlic, and chili add the perfect amount of flavor to this lean turkey soup.
13. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup
Get your pumpkin fix with low-calorie soup recipes like this one.
14. Slow Cooker Broccoli and Asparagus Soup with Garlic Cheddar Croutons
Treat yourself to this yummy combo of good-for-you veggies and tasty spices. The homemade croutons are made with slices of whole grain bread. Easy-peasy!
Do you have a favorite soup recipe you’d like to enjoy in a healthier version? Let us know in the comments below!
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