3 Healthy Soups That Will Keep You Warm This Winter
No amount of global warming will save us from the inevitable bite of winter, but these healthy soups can help stave off the chill.
Kale Tomato Soup With Chickpeas and Cumin
Raw kale can be difficult to choke down, but only 20 minutes on the stovetop breaks down the green’s tough fibers. Along with kale, the combination of zucchini, tomatoes, and chickpeas makes this soup more of a meal than an appetizer. (It’s even more filling with a spoonful of cooked grains plopped in the middle.) The soup is seasoned with fresh ginger, ground cumin, and chili powder, giving it a fresh pop of heat and smoke. Best of all, it’s only 167 calories per serving.
Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup
Take advantage of apples while they’re still in season — they go excellently with the caramel notes of sweet potato and the pungency of curry powder. Sweet potatoes are a great weight-loss food because they’re starchy and satisfying, and only 114 calories per cup. (A cup of sweet potato is about one 5-inch-long sweet potato cubed.)
Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
Once that first frost coats the morning grass, you know it’s time for chicken soup. A lot of packaged soups, instant ramens, or Styrofoam noodle cups are loaded with sodium, MSG, and calories; but this chicken soup is a low-calorie, hearty option thanks to the use of low-sodium chicken broth, lean chicken breast, brown rice, and collard greens.