Soup is the ultimate food to have when it is cold outside, but many soups are cream or cheese-based, to where they are a little high in fat and calories. However, it is possible to have warm soup that fills you up without adding too many calories, carbs, or extra fat. Consider some of these yummy healthy soups for the fall season.
The first fall soup you might want to try is my Roasted Tomato Soup, but instead of making full-size grilled cheese sandwiches, you will make little croutons out of them. For your soup, you can use any tomato soup recipe you like. There are low-fat versions, creamier versions, and more of a tomato bisque as well. You can then make a grilled cheese sandwich, but cut it up into small, bite-size pieces. One sandwich should make grilled cheese croutons for 2-3 people, so you are reducing your overall fat and calories with this meal.
A bowl of Miso spinach noodle soup can warm you up during chilly, fall evenings. To make your soup nutritious, opt for gluten-free noodles, miso, and tofu. You can also add eggs to your bowl before serving your miso noodle soup. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an instant meal, you can try a Pad Thai kit.
Clam chowder is a popular soup, but it isn’t always the best soup for fall when you want to make it with fresh ingredients. However, broccoli is a fall vegetable, and cheese is the perfect component for a warm soup on a cold night. You can make a Broccoli Cheese Chowder Soup that uses just a little bit of cream. You can add in some quinoa or other whole grain to break up the amount of cream that is needed in your soup to make it healthier.
Butternut Squash Soup
If you’re searching for a low-calorie dish with minimal ingredients, you may want to try butternut squash soup. This hearty soup only needs unsalted butter, butternut squash, onion, chicken stock, black pepper, and nutmeg. Combine the stock and squash, then wait for it to simmer. Once ready, puree the squash and add nutmeg, pepper, and salt to give flavor.
You never go wrong with a warm bowl of chicken soup. To make this protein-packed nutritious dish, mix water and chicken broth. Add in some roast chicken and hearty vegetables to give your soup an explosion of flavors. You can likewise include rice in your chicken soup, just like what most grandmothers usually do.
Next on the list is coconut curry pumpkin soup that requires little preparation and only a few ingredients. You can choose to serve the dish as an appetizer or as your main course during dinner. Not only will the soup warm you up, but you’ll also obtain health benefits from consuming pumpkin.
Mushrooms are a fantastic (and healthy!) flavor to add to your fall meals. They are perfect for many different dietary options, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. There are a variety of mushrooms and flavors vary. I prefer using the White Button or Baby Bella mushrooms. Using low-sodium broth gives you the opportunity to control the sodium. Seasonings and herbs that are good with this soup are garlic, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper. Try my Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup this week. Make a large batch and freeze some for later, too.
Lastly, some soups need a low and slow cook time in order to create a deep, rich flavor. That’s why I added the Sausage Soup with Peppers and Spinach to this list! The spicy Poblano pepper paired with herbs and spices create a sensational bowl of soup for your taste buds. It reminds me of chili — it’s even better the next day!