A hot bowl of homemade soup has to be one of the most inviting meals on a cold day.
Combine it with a loaf of warm fresh bread, and you have a meal that is sure to please most anyone.
Delicious healthy soup recipes are easy to follow, and will produce surprising results with a minimal amount of effort. A pot of delicious homemade chicken noodle soup is as simple as adding some store bought chicken broth, fresh vegetables, cooked chicken meat, herbs, and spices together in a pot, and simmer on the stove for a couple of hours.
Combine that with a loaf of your favorite bread, warmed in the oven for a few minutes, and a simple dessert, and you have an inexpensive meal, that everyone is glad to come home to. There are many other soups, such as beef vegetable soup, that can be made just as easy, simply by changing the broth, and using beef for meat instead of chicken.
Soup is a versatile meal that will please just about anyone. Kids love macaroni, and adding their favorite type to their soup is sure to please them. Adding macaroni to any healthy soup recipe is a great way to enhance the flavor of your soup, and make it go further for very little extra money.
Homemade soup also freezes well. If you make a large pot, you can freeze what is left for another meal, with practically no effort at all. This can be a real plus for a busy family on the go. Delicious homemade soup can also take care of lunches for the working family. Soup can easily be put into a container for heating later at the job, or put hot into a thermos ready to eat. Combined with a sandwich, it’s a comforting meal during a hard days work.
It’s been suggested, but never proven that soup may actually be good for you when you are sick. I don’t think anyone can deny though, that when you have a cold or the flu, nothing makes you feel better that a hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.
For people that are vegetarians, there are plenty of vegetable soup recipes that will produce a delicious hot bowl of soup without using any meat.
Another advantage of adding healthy soup recipes to your regular list of meals, are the benefits of weight loss. Soup can be very good for losing weight when you control what goes into the pot. By using low sodium, low fat broth, and eliminating fatty meats, and excessive salt, you can make a delicious low calorie soup using a combination of vegetables, herbs, and spices. Combine that with a salad, and you now have a delicious and filling low calorie meal.
Soup is a meal that offers many benefits, and making homemade soup extends these benefits by being able to control the ingredients and eliminate unnecessary chemicals, and excessive salt.
The facts are in. Soup is just a meal that makes people happy when they have some.
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For delicious homemade soup that everyone in the family will love try one of these simple soup recipes today …
This soup is hearty and healthy. It has approximately 200 calories per cup of soup, but definitely doesn’t taste like diet food! This is one of my family’s favorite soups.
Healthy Wild Rice & Turkey Soup Recipe
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 1/2 cup chopped smoked
one small turkey breast (cut into dices)
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup wild rice (uncooked)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup brown rice (uncooked, non-instant)
1 cup chopped green onion
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (or about 1/4 t. dry)
2 3/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sherry (optional)
3 garlic cloves minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Add veggies, rosemary, pepper and garlic. Sauté until browned. Stir in broth, scraping pan to loosen any brown bits. Stir in turkey and rice, bringing to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Whisk together flour and milk in a small bowl. Add to pan and cook over medium heat until thick (about 8 min), stirring frequently. Stir in sherry and salt.
Lentil Bisque With Turkey Bacon
3 whole garlic cloves
2 onions and 1 leek
4 Roma tomatoes
4 oz turkey bacon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb dried lentils
1/4 cup parsley
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp lemon zest (grated peel)
6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
1. Process the parsley in your food processor with the metal blade for 5 sec. Add garlic into the feed tube and process for 10 sec. Add the carrots and celery. Pulse to roughly chop the vegetables. Reserve.
2. Coarsely chop the onions and the leek in the processor, reserve. Now, coarsely chop the tomatoes.
3. Cut the bacon into small pieces with a knife.
4. Heat the oil in a large stockpot. Stir in the carrot mixture, onion and bacon. Sauté for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes. Add the lentils and stir to coat with the oil.
5. Stir in the broth. (You may need to add additional water during the cooking process so it doesn’t become too thick.)
6. Bring to a boil and add the remaining ingredients, except for the cream. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours until the lentils are tender.
7. Remove the bay leaves and pour 2 cups of the soup into your processor and process until smooth. With the motor running, add the cream and process for 10 seconds.
8. Stir this puree into the soup and heat, but do not boil. Serve. Servings: 6 Yield: 6 cups