Y’all. Soup, in my opinion, is the ultimate comfort food. With temperatures hitting low 20 degrees at night, literally all I want to eat right now is soups/stews/chilis. I want to heat my lil home up with a big pot of something bubbly, something nourishing, and something full of flavor. Then I want to cozy up on the couch and let it warm my insides right up. Go ahead, tell me soup can be enjoyed year-round. That may be true. But right now. This is soup’s season. If you are also on Team Soup, you are in the right place. I am going to share my favorite (mostly) healthy soup recipes from my favorite food bloggers, and I will also share how I tweak the recipe — if I do tweak it at all. These are all tried & true cold weather staples in our family. Also. Bonus: All of them are husband approved.
(Image credit: Pinch of Yum)
1. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup (from Pinch of Yum)
Yep. I just made this last night. And it is so. dang. good. It’s smoky and filling and just next-level delicious. It’s vegeterian, and I truly love it that way! But you could easily add some shredded chicken. I followed the recipe exactly with the following exceptions: 1) I used low sodium chicken broth because that’s what I had on hand. 2) I added two extra chipotle peppers for more heat. I love spice. 3) I didn’t fry my tortilla strips from scratch. I bought the “santa fe style” tortilla strips found next to the croutons. Don’t judge. This can easily be made on the stovetop or in the crockpot, too — Pinch of Yum has instructions at the bottom for how to adjust to those cooking methods.
(Image credit: Ambitious Kitchen)
2. Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (from Ambitious Kitchen)
This soup is amaaaazing. There’s NO CREAM. The secret to the creamy base? Pureed cauliflower. And guess what!? It all cooks in one pot & comes together in just about 30 minutes. It’s creamy without the cream. It’s packed full of veggies. It’s like a warm hug for your belly. I use unsweetened almond milk when I make it (but you can sub skim milk or whole milk if you wan to). I also add baby bella mushrooms. Make it. You won’t be disappointed. Also–if you are into the paleo thing, it’s whole30 compliant 🙂
3. Roasted Tomato Soup (from Sprouted Kitchen)