Tasty Soup Recipes for Healthy Meals
January 2, 2020
Nothing warms your bones and fills your belly better on a chilly day than a piping hot bowl of tasty soup. These delicious recipes use a bounty of vegetables, lean meats and flavorful seasonings to create tasty soup to keep your taste buds happy and your diet on track.
Who doesn’t love a good bowl of tasty soup after a long day? It’s a classic dish that has the ability to warm the soul on those chilly evenings. What’s even better? Tasty soup can be packed with plenty of healthy ingredients that allow you to be satisfied with comfort food, while being filled with vitamins and nutrients that help you stay on track with your weight loss! What more could you ask for?
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Here are 16 ideas for healthy, tasty and season-approved soup recipes:
1. Simple Pumpkin Soup >
It lives up to its name in the prep department: bring broth, pumpkin puree, ground ginger, curry powder and other yummy seasonings to a boil, simmer for a little, stir in milk, simmer some more and done. With its rich pumpkin taste and creamy texture, this no-fuss recipe is the perfect pick when you’re craving the quintessential flavors of fall. For a version with a little extra kick, try Spicy Pumpkin Soup >—which works peppers, onions and the Nutrisystem White Bean Chicken Chili into the recipe. Need to grab some of the Nutrisystem White Bean Chili? Get it here! >
2. Italian Chicken and Fall Veggie Soup >
Butternut squash and turnips—it’s in there. Carrots and kale—yup, those are in there, too—providing all their vitamins and minerals. You’ll also find shredded roasted chicken, tomato paste, red pepper flakes and tons of Italian seasoning. But wait, there’s more: whole-wheat gnocchi adds an extra Italian flair to this super healthy and hearty soup. Make this your flex lunch on a cool afternoon, and count it as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, one Vegetable and two Extras.
3. Zesty Tomato Soup >
With a few cans of diced tomatoes, a few cups of veggie broth, onions and garlic, you can whip up a big pot of this all-time favorite to enjoy throughout the week or freeze and save for a busy day. Almond milk thickens up this soup, bay leaves enhance the flavor, and chopped basil on top serves as a tasty (and oh-so-pretty) garnish.
4. 5-Ingredient Chicken “Noodle” Soup >
The “noodle” is actually spaghetti squash, cooked and scraped into pasta-like strands to save on carbs. Low-sodium broth helps cut salt. Chicken adds protein, carrots boost nutrients, and fresh thyme brings more flavor. Five simple ingredients make for the perfect side of soup to any Nutrisystem meal. For another slimmed-down take on this comfort classic, try the Skinny Chicken Noodle Soup. >
5. Veggie Lover’s Risotto Soup >
A handful of extra veggies transforms the Nutrisystem Mushroom Risotto entrée into a delectable soup fit for fall. Zucchini, baby bell mushrooms, kale and a can of diced tomatoes mesh beautifully with the savory vegetarian sausage, shitake mushrooms, red bell peppers and pinch of parmesan to create a flavorful spin on a rice and vegetable dish. Need to grab the Nutrisystem Mushroom Risotto entrée? Grab it here! >
6. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup >
Plan to make an extra-large batch of this one: with its smooth texture and the rich, sweet flavor of squash, your family will sample this cold-weather favorite right out of the pot. It’s creamy (without any actual cream), and the carrots and onions add flavor without any bad fat, making this a healthy meal you can enjoy all winter long.
7. Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup >
It’s got the traditional ingredients right down to the potatoes, cabbage, carrots and celery which all pair nicely with lean beef; and the leeks, garlic and thyme season the broth into the perfect base for this hearty—but much healthier—version of Irish pub fare.
8. Sour Cream & Dill Chicken Noodle Soup >
When you’re short on time but craving comfort food, Nutrisystem has you covered with its Chicken Noodle Soup. Thick noodles and chunks of tender chicken in a tasty soup broth are ready in minutes. Then stir in non-fat sour cream and top with a pinch of dill for a new flavor in no time. Need to order some Nutrisystem Chicken Noodle Soup? Grab it here! >
9. Veggie Summer Stew >
Garden variety vegetables give it its name, but this stew can be enjoyed in the winter, spring and fall, too. Big chunks of zucchini and squash alongside diced carrots, tomatoes and red bell peppers give you pops of color and lots of nutrients in every spoonful. The fiber-filled white beans help satisfy your hungry belly, while onions and seasonings please your palate.
10. Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup >
Two powerhouse veggies join forces to bring you one satisfying soup that’s high in vitamin C, low in calories and loaded with health-boosting nutrients. The cauliflower and sweet potato combo simmer in a broth with garlic, onions, paprika, coriander, cumin and ginger to create a flavorful side to your lunch or dinner. Each one-cup serving is only 127 calories.
11. Easy French Onion Soup >
All the classic flavors with much fewer calories makes this a perfect flex lunch. Vidalia onions and bay leaves flavor the broth, sourdough bread sits on top, covered in melted Swiss cheese—all for 129 calories per serving. Log this recipe one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra.
12. Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Soup >
Wonder how pumpkin soup could possibly get any better? Try this inspired recipe that tosses black beans, quinoa and kale into the mix. The added ingredients pump more than 12 grams of muscle-building protein into the soup, and chili powder and cayenne heat up the seasoning. Top it all with a generous sprinkle of shredded cheese and you’ve got a new, healthy twist on an autumn standard.
13. Loaded Potato Soup >
It doesn’t get much easier than this: take a Nutrisystem Loaded Potato lunch, add some skim milk, chicken broth, spinach and spices and voila—potato soup for only 315 calories. If you’re Nutrisystem, a one-cup serving counts as one lunch, one PowerFuel and ½ Vegetable. Grab Nutrisystem Loaded Potato lunch right here! >
14. 5-Ingredient “Cheezy” Cauliflower Soup >
Cauliflower is one of those all-around excellent vegetables. It’s got lots of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate; it’s less dense than potatoes and makes a great replacement for rice; and it’s an unlimited non-starchy vegetable on the Nutrisystem plan. In this tasty soup recipe, cauliflower cooks alongside leeks and garlic in chicken broth until tender; then it’s mixed with nutrient-packed nutritional yeast for a cheesy taste. Enjoy the soup with lean meat for a light flex lunch.
15. Kitchen Sink Veggie Soup >
It’s got a little bit of everything, as the name implies—spinach and tomatoes, celery and carrots, onions and garlic. Also in there: pearl barley to add heartiness and Italian seasoning for extra flavor. Consider this comfort in a bowl.
16. Tropical Gazpacho Soup >
The cold, tasty soup is so packed with fresh flavors, you’ll want to dive your spoon in—no matter the weather! Pineapple, mango and colorful peppers offer up lots of vitamins, and red onions, cilantro and lime enhance the taste of this season-less soup. Want to try another slurp-worthy Gazpacho? The Creamy Green Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp > features healthy veggies blended with yogurt, avocado and a slew of seasonings, and topped with perfectly cooked shrimp. Delish!