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Soup for Snowmageddon

Soup for Snowmageddon

Kate Glover, 01/30/2016

January was National Soup Month! So for the last four weeks, we made some of our favorite Healthy Food Now soup recipes.

National Soup Month could not have come at a better time--a huge blizzard reared its ugly head and dumped piles of snow on our cars, houses, and sidewalks. And after trudging through the tundra and digging our way to freedom, there was nothing better than warming up with a nice bowl of hot soup. It’s good for the soul, you know!

These recipes are packed with nutrients--an added bonus, because they fight more than one type of cold!

This time of year is always filled with a cycle of unrelenting colds, but by eating plenty of nutrient-dense foods (like the ingredients in these soup recipes), we can boost our immune systems. Instead of stocking up on tissues, cough drops, and Dayquil, you can arm your immune system with the best defense possible: vegetables!

Here are the soups we made:

Cairo Garbanzo and Vegetable Stew

This stew was full of flavor and had a nice kick to it! It included: garbanzo beans, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, onion, garlic, carrot juice, vegetable juice, bay leaves, no-salt seasoning, Italian herb blend, dried dill, black pepper, cayenne, and cashewbutter.

Spicy Tomato Soup

We decided to create our own healthier version of the beloved tomato soup. This one is for spice lovers! We used: plum tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, celery, onion, fresh basil, oregano, no-salt seasoning, red pepper flakes, vegetable juice, vegetable stock, and almond milk.

Creamy Corn Chowder

This sweet soup is easy to make and is perfect for a cold day. With corn, almond milk, avocado, vegetable stock, carrots, onion, celery, sweet potato, scallions, and cilantro, what’s not to love?


Super Veggie Bean Stew

To wrap up the month we made this very flavorful stew, which is a great balance of sweet and spicy. Filled with leeks, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, vegetable stock, carrot juice, garbanzo beans, currants, no-salt seasoning, cinnamon, chili powder, ginger, cumin, ground coriander, nutmeg, and ground black pepper, there is a lot going on in this soup!


What’s your favorite healthy soup recipe? Let us know what you think! Share in the comments below.

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