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7 Healthy Soup Recipes

April 2, 2017

Another year. Another SOUPER SUNDAY! Souper Sunday has officially come to an end and still no Matzo Ball Soup (insert crying emoji). But seriously, I have been working on Healthy Matzo Ball Soup for 3 years and after 4 failed attempts this year I finally gave up…maybe next year!

But besides my ball flop, I still shared 7 delicious soup recipes that have graced your kitchens and my own. I wanted to go through these recipes, because they could all use a little extra showtime and also point out the ones I’ve been particularly obsessed with. Let’s go!

7 Healthy Soup recipes - vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options for a heart-warming soup all winter long!

WEEK 1: Moroccan Chickpea and Couscous Soup

I knew this was the soup recipe I’d be kicking off this year’s Souper Sunday with since I’ve made it a gazillion times since last year’s Souper Sunday. Sometimes I decrease the liquid and eat it more as a stew. It’s so filling!

Souper Sunday returns with this Moroccan Chickpea and Couscous Soup! 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.

WEEK 2: How to Make Vegetable Stock

I figured I should probably back up and show you guys how to make vegetable stock seeing as most of my Souper Sunday recipes are vegetarian (or can easily be made vegetarian). Also it’s the easiest thing ever and makes you feel less badly about all those veggie scraps. Plus it’s slow cooker friendly!

This tutorial will teach you how to make vegetable stock in your slow cooker using veggie scraps you already have on hand. It's a two-part process that will help eliminate food waste and save money at the grocery store!

WEEK 3: Tuscan Kale and Lentil Soup

This is a THM classic and honestly, it’s a great way to use up whatever veggies you have on hand. Feel free to get creative and sub the kale with whatever veggies you have on hand. It’s easily customizable!

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.

WEEK 4: Curried Thai Coconut Ramen w/ Shrimp

By far my favorite soup recipe of the whole series and I’ve loved how many of you have shared how much you’ve loved this one. With or without the shrimp this recipe will become a classic. I promise!

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.

WEEK 5: Root Vegetable Dal

I can’t take any credit for this recipe! My girl, Laura from The First Mess shared this one in her amazing plant-based cookbook that came out a few weeks ago. I’ve made so many recipes from this book. It’s insanely good!

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!

WEEK 5: Creamy Cauliflower Soup w/ Crispy Bacon

Bacon…need I say more? The recipe was dedicated to my bestie who can’t do citrus, tomatoes or dairy so it’s a perfect recipe for her when she moves into her new kitchen. Did I mention bacon?

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!

WEEK 6: Mushroom Millet Soup

I feel like I always reach for the same grains so I thought I would change things up and use some less-popular millet. In the process I’ve become millet obsessed! Seriously, I’ve gone through 3 bags including in this mushroom millet soup.

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!

WEEK 7: Spring Vegetable Soup w/ Garlicky Croutons

I thought I’d end things with a bang so I shared this Spring Vegetable Soup w/ Garlicky Croutons as the final souper sunday recipe. It’s the perfect transition soup if it’s still snowing outside (#CanadianGirl) or you just need a little extra warmth. Also the garlicky croutons are addictive. As addictive as TJ’s Chocolate Covered Almonds…savory style.

So What’s Coming Up Next?

Video: As you can tell, video is increasingly becoming a big part of THM. I have been loving connecting with you guys on this platform and sharing my journey. You can bet there will be more recipes to come, but I also want to explore more lifestyle themes including, green beauty, wellness and of course, more Maven Chats.

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And check out my latest video where I’m sharing What I Packed for Florida and a behind-the-scenes look at what Press Trips are really like:

The Podcast: Getting to interview some of the coolest people I know and don’t know has been the most rewarding project I’ve worked on and

Travel: I leave for Toronto tomorrow and have a few trips lined up over the next few months. I’ve got some Bay Area adventures (Yosemite we’re coming for you!) and some more work trips coming up. Stay tuned!

At the same time, I have no idea what the future has to hold. I’m in the strangest industry that could literally evaporate tomorrow (please don’t!) and quite honestly, trends are becoming so insane and unpredictable. In the last year instead of stressing about the future I just let things happen both personally and professionally. Personally, I’ve run into some serious road blocks and I won’t pretend it’s been an easy ride though I’ll say I’m in a much better place now. Professionally, it was hard at first to just go with my intuition and let go of trying to control the future, but as soon as I did I finally felt like things were going well.

I was pushing against the current by trying to build a business I wasn’t happy or excited about. It wasn’t a cake walk to start doing things my way, but it was worth it in the end. I’m learning to apply this to my personal life and just let things play out as they should. I’ll keep you posted 🙂

Would love to hear what’s been going on with you guys! Feel free to drop an update below or join the THM Tribe so we can get to know each other better. It’s an awesome FB group where we talk about things that excite us, enrage us and just have a nice supportive community of people. Would love if you joined!


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    April 2, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Hi! I am seriously not one to ever post on blogs or instagram posts of people I don’t even know, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate your honest posts. I appreciate that you are sharing your life, transitions, and experiences with all of us out here, it takes guts.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      April 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

      thank you so much, Christa! Your support means the world!

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    April 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve tried to save veggie scraps but then never actually DO anything with them so I’m definitely going to go back and check out that stock recipe!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      April 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Awesome!!! It’s such a great way to make the most of your veggie scraps!

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