The weather has definitely turned colder here in New York City. I’m a big soup fan all year long, but even more so during the chilly fall and winter days. There is something so comforting about a bowl of soup. I’ve put together five of my favorites in this Soup Roundup. Each one is quick and easy to make, while still being healthy and delicious. We are all about real food and easy recipes! Cooking healthier meals for your family doesn’t have to be a daunting task. And soups are a great way to get extra veggies into the kids! Every one of these recipes was kid tested and approved!
My Soup Roundup featuring 5 of my family’s favorites:
Add cubes of beef to pantry staples and you have a hearty complete meal to warm you up on a cold day. Barley is one of my favorites. It is a delicious and nutritious whole grain that is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Its a particular great source of B Vitamins! Recipes for stove top and slow cooker included!
Did you know you can make a delicious, creamy soup without using cream? This dairy free “creamy” soup is inspired by a soup my husband had in an upscale NYC restaurant years ago. White Beans, also called Cannellini Beans or Great Northern Beans, are a great source of protein, Iron, Potassium, B Vitamins, and other essential vitamins and minerals you need in your diet. They are also high in fiber and a great food to feed your microbiome for better overall gut health.
Lentils are a staple in our house. They are an inexpensive, versatile food that are packed with nutrition. On their own, lentils are an excellent source of plant based protein. Adding fall squash and sausage makes this soup a hearty, complete meal.
An easy, favorite stand by. While I do make my own chicken soup from scratch, this is a quick and easy version using rotisserie chicken (Or any cooked chicken you have on hand).
A complete vegetarian meal. Chick Peas and Beans are always items I keep stocked in my pantry