Monday, November 3, 2014

Three Easy & Healthy Soups You Can Make

With fall nearly here, what makes for a better meal than a bowl of warm, tasty soup on a chilly day? It’s so easy to make, and it gives you that instant warm-ification that we all crave during the cold months! The only problem with soup is that most canned versions and store bought broths have extremely high levels of sodium, which can lead to weight retention and other unwanted health issues. But just because soup isn’t store bought doesn’t mean it has to be difficult to make. We’ve collected three different easy and healthy soup recipes that you can make at home in under 20 minutes!

White Chicken Chili
This flavorful white chicken chili recipe is so delicious that you won’t believe we categorized it under “healthy soups”. But with only five ingredients, this recipe cuts out all the unnecessary elements and instead utilizes a special secret ingredient to give it that punch of flavor. The secret? Salsa verde! Just be sure to use low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth when brewing up this zesty soup recipe. Even better, if you have extra time, try your hand at making your own homemade salsa verde for an even fresher taste! This easy recipe only takes 15 minutes from start to finish, so you won’t have any excuse to not prepare a home cooked meal!

Cream of Asparagus Soup
This velvety cream of asparagus soup has all of the rich texture and full flavor of a creamed soup without the extra fat and calories of the cream. Clocking in at only 65 calories and just 2 Weight Watchers points per serving, this recipe is completely guilt-free! A popular substitute for sour cream these days is non-fat plain Greek yogurt, so swapping that out for the sour cream in this recipe can make your meal even more guiltless. Use salt sparingly to cut down on sodium levels, and try using other spices like garlic powder or paprika.

Leftoever Turkey Noodle Soup
Don’t let the word “leftover” fool you, because this recipe for leftover turkey noodle soup tastes worthy of a first-round meal. Many soups are extremely high in sodium, so if you’ve ever wondered how to make healthy soup without all the salt, the answer is to make your own homemade stock. For this recipe, you’ll cut down the sodium per serving to only 57.1mg when you use your own homemade stock. This filling turkey soup has only 131.2 calories and packs in 5.2g of protein to keep you feeling energized all day long. No leftover turkey? This recipe can be used with chicken too!

All of these delicious recipes are guaranteed to keep you full and satisfied without ruining your healthy eating habits. Try them all and let us know how they turned out! What other easy healthy soup recipes do you love to make? Find more products and groceries to help maintain a healthy eating lifestyle at BariatricDirect.com!

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