Hearty Soups That Will Keep Your Family Healthy And Begging For More This Season!

Nothing beats comfort foods, particularly when they come in a creamy liquid form and are consumed during the coldest season of the year. That said, many of us strive to shed the holiday pounds and so it happens, your average comfort soup tends to have a good amount of heavy cream. Deliciously sensuous, heavy cream can be counterintuitive to your waste line. Therefore, I present to you some of my absolute favorite soups that not only taste good, but will get you ready for the string-bikini or speedo you found under the Christmas tree!

Check out these five hearty and healthy soup recipes from celebrity chef George Duran that will keep you and your family warm and well-fed without expanding your waistline this winter.

Coconut Curried Hominy Soup

The benefit of coconut milk is that it's packed with saturated fats. That's the good kind of fat that'll leave you wanting a bit more of this silky soup!

For the Coconut Curried Hominy Soup recipe, click here.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Low-Fat Grilled Cheese Croutons

You thought you couldn't possibly get your tomato soup fix without some grilled cheese? Think again! The part-skim cheese and non-stick spray assure a lower calorie count, but still pack these croutons with the same expected flavor!

For the Creamy Tomato Soup with Low-Fat Grilled Cheese Croutons recipe, click here.

Pesto Pasta Soup

One of my many mottos is "If it's got pesto — I'm in."  And a delicious dollop of the stuff in the center of this vegetable and pasta soup is the ultimate jumpstart into the fantastic flavor combinations that await.

For the Pesto Pasta Soup recipe, click here.

Roasted Garlic Soup

There's nothing quite like the savory sweetness of roasted garlic. And though it's the ideal accent to many memorable dishes, this soup makes it the star attraction.

For the Roasted Garlic Soup recipe, click here.

Souped Up Carrot Soup

Ginger and honey are the secrets that make this the number one requested soup among my friends.

For the Souped Up Carrot Soup recipe, click here.