The ultimate healthy soups recipe round-up! 35 Healthy and Delicious Winter Soup Recipes to Keep you warm all season long! Grab your bowls because it’s time to chow.
This round-up was a long time coming. By now you should know that I love soup. Honestly we should change this blog to The Soup Maven. At this point I have over 40 healthy soups on the blog!
But why is soup so good in the winter? Of course soup is great to help warm you up in the winter, but winter soups are also a great source of vegetables, protein and grains – all in one! More often then not you can throw everything into a pot, add some spices and simmer it and you’ve got a delicious big batch meal full of flavor. I mean how could you not love a good chicken noodle soup?!
What Soups Are The Healthiest?
There actually isn’t a world’s #1 healthiest soup – mainly because everyone has a different definition of health! Some might say that bone broth or chicken stock as the base would be the healthiest but someone who is vegan might prefer plant-based ingredients.
Generally, if there’s lots of vegetables, it’s probably good for you! Look for soups that are packed full of veggies like kale, carrots, peppers, broccoli, even garlic and onion! Personally, I think this healthy vegetable soup is a really great option!
You’ll also likely want a soup that has some form of protein. Chicken soup or lentil soup for a vegan option. Sausage, white beans, black beans and even split pea soup can all be great sources of protein too!
What’s The Difference Between Healthy Soups and Stews?
How about the difference between soups and stews? This really comes down to consistency. Soups tend to have more liquid whereas stews are cooked down to a thicker consistency. I consider a stew a soup but a soup is not a stew. Many stews tend to be tomato based and have heartier veggies like potatoes, corn or squash. But not always!
From vegan to gluten-free to slow cooker and Instant Pot (and just about everything else in between) here are the best healthy soups to keep you warm all winter long.
35 Healthy Soup Recipes
This filling Tuscan White Bean Soup is packed with vegetables and flavor for a fun twist on a classic Italian Ribolitta recipe. It’s gluten-free and vegan and made in one-pot for easy prep and clean-up.View Recipe
This delicious soup recipe made from roasted heirloom carrots and freshly minced ginger makes a flavorful and healthy vegan soup recipe without all the gimmicks!View Recipe
Warm up from the inside out with this flavorful Thai Curry Carrot Lentil Soup. A filling soup recipe to enjoy for lunch or dinner with plenty of plant-based protein and a full serving of veggies!View Recipe
Feeling a little under the weather or in need of a good immune-boost for cold and flu season? This is my go-to healing bowl full of healthy ingredients like mushrooms, miso, chicken broth and veggies.View Recipe
This creamy and hearty Healthy Split Pea Soup is packed full of vegetables and plant-based protein for a delicious meal in one! A healthy vegan soup recipe ready in 40 minutes or less.View Recipe
This healthy, autumn Roasted Acorn Squash Soup is sweet and savory with a lightly roasted flavor to make a delicious, filling and vegan fall recipe for the whole family. It’s the best of fall, in a bowl!View Recipe
Boost your immune system and get an extra dose of collagen with this easy-to-make tutorial for Instant Pot Bone Broth. Learn how to make bone broth in your pressure cooker using food scraps and leftover ingredients to give your food a second life!View Recipe
Use up your fresh veggies in this Spring Vegetable Soup topped with Garlicky Croutons for a new soup favorite as the seasons turn.View Recipe
Try out a new grain with this Mushroom Millet Soup. With gluten-free millet and creamy mushrooms, this vegetarian soup makes for a complete meal or a hearty appetizer for your next dinner!View Recipe
Comfort food at its finest with this easy, healthy and flavorful Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Simple ingredients and simple instructions are all you need for a warm bowl of this delicious soup recipe.View Recipe
Lightened-up chili using ground turkey and sweet potato! This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili can be made in one-pot and will feed you all fall and winter long for dinner or lunches alike.View Recipe
This easy Weeknight Root Vegetable Dal is the perfect answer to dinner this week. It’s easily customizable based on what you have on hand and makes a hearty, vegetarian soup recipe full of nourishing ingredients!View Recipe
This Curried Thai Coconut Ramen with Shrimp is zesty and spicy with a protein boost from the shrimp and whole-grain, gluten-free noodles. A bone-warming soup recipe that comes together in 40 minutes.View Recipe
A vegetarian meal-in-one, this Tuscan Kale and Lentil Soup will keep you full for hours while also nourishing your body with plants! The perfect comforting bowl for a winter weeknight dinner or easy lunch.View Recipe
A one-pot meal, ready in 40 minutes with this Healthy Minestrone Soup! This gluten and dairy-free soup is packed-full of veggies and protein for a filling and delicious weekday lunch or dinner recipe.View Recipe
Swap the chicken for quinoa in this healthy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Recipe! Quinoa is high in fiber and protein and makes a great non-meat alternative in this spicy Mexican soup.View Recipe
Looking for a filling and flavorful chicken lentil soup recipe? This delicious soup is packed full of veggies, spices and a great protein boost from chicken and lentils.View Recipe
Too often is soup overlooked for its detoxing abilities and delicious flavor. Ditch the salads this season and reach for a bowl of soup! Bring on the healthful goodness with this delicious & hearty Detox Vegetable Soup!View Recipe
Feeling under the weather? Kick that cold or flu to the curb with the ultimate immune-boosting soup. Packed full of vitamins and minerals from delicious ingredients like turmeric, kale and bok choy in a mushroom broth for a healthy vegetarian soup recipe.View Recipe
The perfect vegetarian meal all in one pot with the best vegetarian quinoa chili! This recipe tastes just like traditional chili but with quinoa instead of meat, plus a secret ingredient!View Recipe
A one pot meal full of zesty and sweet moroccan spices, hearty couscous and a chickpea protein boost. Perfect for lazy winter day when you’re craving a flavorful bowl of soup.View Recipe
This Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon is comfort food at its finest. But we’ve ditched the cream for the smooth sweetness of coconut milk, which pairs perfectly with the crunchy bacon bits sprinkled on top. This is not your average soup recipe!View Recipe
We all need a reboot every now and then so why not kickstart your clean eating this season with this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup? Made with 9 different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!View Recipe
A Healthy Vegetarian Pho recipe with a flavorful and nutritious mushroom broth. This veggie-packed meal will make you ditch the takeout and whip up this Vietnamese classic at home for a vegan pho recipe the whole family will love.View Recipe
A healthy vegetarian recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, this dish will quickly become a lunch staple. Just whip up a pot at the beginning of the week and have healthy meals for days!View Recipe
A healthy vegetarian soup recipe, this mushroom and wild rice soup is the perfect dish to keep on hand for cold winter nights! It’s hearty, filling and packed-full of flavor. Plus it requires just 7 ingredients!View Recipe
A recipe for healthy moroccan lentil soup that can be pre-made and packaged in a jar. Just add water or stock for a meal in one that you can gift to friends and family or enjoy on your own. You can make as is or package in a jar for gift giving!View Recipe
A recipe for easy butternut squash soup with crunchy roasted chickpeas. A gluten-free, vegan and healthy meal all in one bowl. You’ll be eating this soup recipe all season long.View Recipe
Homemade Vietnamese Pho soup that’s been healthified with zucchini noodles and packed-full of veggies. Don’t be intimidated, this Healthy Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles is a lot easier than you think!View Recipe
This soup is perfectly creamy and loaded with flavor... without a drop of dairy! It's the perfect comfort meal in a bowl.View Recipe
No need to dirty all of your dishes with this no-fuss One-Pot Beef Chili Recipe. For added flavor this recipe also uses 3 different types of beans! A simple, one-pot meal for the whole family to enjoy.View Recipe
A sweet and zesty soup with the flavours of fall from butternut squash and sweet potato. This soup will keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months.View Recipe
A comforting bowl of Hearty Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup can warm up your body and soul through the fall and winter months. The perfect healthy soup recipe!View Recipe
This turkey and wild rice soup is the perfect meal to warm you up on a cool night! It's packed with turkey, wild rice and a variety of beans that make a flavor party in your mouth.View Recipe
I grew up on a version of this soup so it will always hold a special place in my heart! All you need is a handful of vegetables, chicken and some seasonings!View Recipe