Cold winter days are always better with a warming soup. Whether for a quick dinner with a sandwich or an easy lunch, these 5 winter soups are healthy choices that are really quick & easy to pull together.
If your family is busy like ours, you know that a quick warming & healthy dinner is a must-have. Growing up in a sport focused family, there were several nights a week when dinner was a "grab-it-when-you-can" pot of soup. As pre-teens, teens & adults came and went from various activities and sports practices, we could help ourselves to a big bowl of soup, some whole grain bread and salad. Now as a parent, this is again a staple in our home. Many of the soups that we enjoyed were vegetarian and the protein was boosted by a good amount of beans or lentils. Usually the soup was blended so that the legumes made a rich creamy texture without the need for any cream. The legumes also make the soup very filling and satisfying.
You can make a delicious winter soup out of pretty much any vegetables you have on hand and it is a great way to clear out the fridge or freezer! All you need to start is an onion, a potato, some stock and your choice of beans or lentil and you are more than half way there.
5 HEALTHY WINTER SOUP IDEAS
Co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Kay is an adventurer & Ironman triathlete, as well as mum to an active 11-year-old. Originally from Montreal, she has been proud to call British Columbia home for over 15 years. Whether running, hiking & biking in the mountains or creating healthy meals in the kitchen, Kay is always up for something new. Her contagious enthusiasm & zest for life mean we’re never quite sure what she’ll be up to next, but we’re sure that it will be an amazing adventure!