Healthy comfort food - I love that!
When the weather turns chilly, it can mean only one thing: soup season is upon us. I always think of heavy, calorie-dense foods when I think of comfort food, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These delicious Weight Watchers soup recipes prove that comfort food can also be healthy.
These soups will warm you up from the inside and keep you feeling full. In fact, we think they’re so tasty that you don’t even have to be on the program to enjoy them. You could make them for the family or serve them at a dinner party and no one will even know they’re good for you.
Below are our seven favorite Weight Watchers soup recipes. To make it easy for those of you counting points, we included the points in the header of each entry. And, of course, if we missed some of your Weight Watchers soup recipes, let us know in the comments. We’d love to add them to the next collection.
1. Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup (8 Freestyle SmartPoints)
I love the idea of turning chicken enchiladas into soup! It’s the perfect way to enjoy enchiladas without all those calorie-dense tortillas. Another great thing about these kinds of Weight Watchers soup recipes? You can cook them in the slow cooker, so that means all you need to do is set-it and forget-it. We swap in some Greek yogurt instead of the traditional sour cream for garnish on this tasty soup, so you get all that creamy texture without all the empty calories.
2. Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lentil Soup (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This vegetarian soup recipe is perfect for Meatless Monday. It has so much flavor and texture between the lentils and the sweet potato, you definitely won’t miss the meat! This soup is a great way to warm you up while keeping the points low. It’s chock full of vegetables, too, so you’ll definitely get your daily serving.
3. Slow Cooker Meatball and Potato Soup (8 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Sometimes, I need a super hearty meal that feels heavy and calorie-dense. This meatball and potato soup is perfect for those occasions! It’s only 9 SmartPoints, so it’s not going to break the bank, but it tastes rich and flavorful enough to satisfy my cravings. Using coconut milk instead of heavy cream is a great way to keep the calories down, and the meatballs use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
4. Detoxifying Slow Cooker Moroccan Stew (6 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Say the word “stew” and I immediately think of comfort food. This is the perfect soup to whip up if you’re in the mood for something different with a bit of an ethnic flair. One of the major flavoring ingredients in this soup is the superfood spice turmeric. This powerful antioxidant has a ton of anti-inflammatory properties. So it tastes great and it’ll have detoxing benefits, too!
5. Quick & Easy Black Bean and Lentil Soup (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This black bean and lentil soup is definitely the answer when you’re craving Mexican food. Put down the tortillas, step away from the take-out menu, and make a batch of this quick and easy soup. Unlike other types of beans, lentils don’t need to be soaked before you cook them so don’t worry about simmering this bean soup away all day. Get ready to be hugged by the smoky flavors of cumin and chili powder.
6. Slow Cooker Carrot Turmeric Soup (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
If you’re looking for a super creamy, smooth soup to kick off your clean eating plan, this soup is the one. The low-and-slow cooking technique of the slow cooker really coaxes out all that natural sweetness from the carrots. Talk about a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Combine that with the detoxifying benefits of turmeric and the creamy flavor of coconut milk and you’ll wonder why you thought you would miss the calories.
7. Slow Cooker Vegetable Chili (1 Freestyle SmartPoint)
When it’s really cold outside, all I want is a big bowl of chili. Unfortunately, chili usually has tons of calories and doesn’t exactly qualify as one of my Weight Watchers soup recipes. Then, I found this recipe! It’s thick, it’s hearty, and it’s only 1 Freestyle SmartPoint. Between the two types of beans, sweet potatoes, corn, green chilies, and spices – I definitely don’t miss the meat.
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