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Mmm. Our 10 Favorite Winter Soups Are Warm, Filling, and Delicious!


Robyn Openshaw - Feb 26, 2021 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links


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A good soup is a reason to love winter.

Preparing soup yourself is so much better than opening a can (and better for you, too!).

These healthy winter soups are comforting and warm, and packed with good-for-you nutrients. So, you’ll feel GREAT serving them to your family.

Plus, they’re all vegan and vegetarian soup recipes, so you’ll be getting plenty of veggies and fiber, which is key for a strong immune system.

In this article:

  1. Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Raw Honey
  2. Carrot-Orange Soup 
  3. Winter Warmer 15-Bean Soup 
  4. Slow Cooker Veggie Chili
  5. My Famous Split Pea Soup
  6. Quick and Easy Taco Soup
  7. Beans and Greens Soup
  8. Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  9. Minestrone Soup 
  10. Italian Bean Soup

10 Healthy Winter Soups — Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

Why is winter soup so appealing? It’s warm, comforting, and can make your cares slip away with each delicious bite.

And, the best healthy soups are packed with veggies, for beautiful, bright colors, and a filling dish you’ll be delighted to serve and have for leftovers.

1. Healthy Winter Soup Recipe — Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Raw Honey

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Raw Honey

Want a healthy comfort soup? This mmm-worthy winter soup is packed with nutrients. It’s thick, flavorful, and hearty, which means a little goes a long way!

And, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy raw honey, with its array of healing benefits, from increasing immunity to being a good source of cell-protective antioxidants.

Keep the winter munchies at bay with this winter soup.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 inch french ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes with juice, no salt added
  • 2/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp raw honey

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

2. Healthy Winter Soup RecipeCarrot-Orange Soup

Carrot-Orange Soup

How cool is this? Fruits and vegetables that are rich in beta carotene — like carrots and oranges — can color your skin to mimic a tan, even in the cold months!

This creamy soup is easy to make, with a bright, zesty flavor.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 chopped yellow onions
  • 12 carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Get the full winter soup here.

3. Healthy Winter Soup Recipe — Winter Warmer 15-Bean Soup

Winter Warmer 15-Bean Soup

Who doesn’t need go-to comfort food? I know I’m not faultless in finding comfort in food when things go wrong. My Winter Warmer 15-Bean Soup recipe has served me well in times both happy and sad.

The trick is to find a comfort food you don’t feel guilty about afterward. And maybe even find comfort in knowing you’re doing something extra good for your body, in addition to the needed mental soothing. How about healthy AND comforting?

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 20-oz. pkg "15 Bean Soup" discard seasoning packet
  • 2 qts filtered water
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced or grated
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli stalks
  • 1 small potato, cubed
  • 1/4 head cabbage purple for more antioxidants
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tsp chopped parsley
  • 2+ tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

4. Healthy Winter Soup Recipe — Slow Cooker Veggie Chili

Slow Cooker Veggie Chili

Besides being absolutely scrumptious, this healthy take on classic chili is packed with ingredients to keep you in your best state possible for the cold winter months.

[Related: Not feeling your best? These 10 Smoothie Recipes for Immunity are great.]

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups organic low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 package organic tofu, cubed, optional for more protein
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

5. Healthy Winter Soups RecipeMy Famous Split Pea Soup

My Famous Split Pea Soup

My Famous Split Pea Soup is warm and filling, and a soulful addition to any winter meal. Combining a variety of spices and veggies with healthy brown rice, it’s a hit at any dinner table.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dried split peas, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, rinsed
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 1/2 potatoes, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan sea salt

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

6. Healthy Winter Soup Recipe — Quick and Easy Taco Soup

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

Change up your taco night, and have soup instead.

I’ve always found that this super simple and easy dish creates an almost nostalgic feeling whenever I eat it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3 cans black or kidney beans
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • sea salt to taste

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

7. Healthy Winter Soup RecipeBeans and Greens Soup

Beans and Greens Soup

Bean soup is a winter classic. I’ve added greens to make it extra nutritious!

This is one of those healthy winter soups you’ll definitely want to have often. It’s hearty and deep-down nourishing.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups water
  • 4+ cups kale, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked navy beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-2 carrots, chopped
  • 1-2 potatoes, washed and diced
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3-4 tbsp red miso dissolved in 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

8. Healthy Winter Soup RecipeRoasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

My Roasted Red Pepper Soup is a hit with kids and adults alike. Serve it to your family, and don’t be surprised when they ask for it again!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 8oz jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, cut in large chunks
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

9. Healthy Winter Soup Recipe — Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

I love it when things don’t just taste good, but they are good for you, too. End your day with this full and hearty winter soup.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 2 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 5 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • Parmesan cheese rind, optional

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

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10. Healthy Winter Soup RecipeItalian Bean Soup

Italian Bean Soup

The flavorful herbs in this soup combine with vegetables, legumes, and greens to create a colorful and comforting dish — and the abundance of nutrients add enough nourishment that you won’t feel guilty making it again and again.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow summer squash, diced
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 2 14oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 3 cups chopped kale, ribs removed
  • 2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Get the full winter soup recipe here.

I hope you and your family enjoy these healthy winter soups to bring a cheering delight to the long months of cooler weather.

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