5 Healthy Soup Choices to Enjoy in the Fall
By Brandi Swieter
Fall weather can be unpredictable, with many days still quite warm but others very cold. On the colder fall days, people can enjoy a simple bowl of soup as a way to warm themselves up. There are at least five healthy soup choices that are perfect to help people enjoy the fall season.
Fall Vegetable Quinoa Soup
Plenty of vegetables make popular fall food choices. Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, kale, and carrots are some of them. Mix these with celery, tomatoes, quinoa, chickpeas, garlic, rosemary, and thyme, and you have a fall vegetable quinoa soup fit for autumn. It’s packed with protein and vitamins. The variety of color has this soup truly looking like an appetizing autumn selection.
Acorn Squash Soup
Squash is a popular fall vegetable choice. Acorn squash, carrots, onions, and celery can get turned into a festive fall soup with the help of some spicy ingredients. Add ground cumin, chipotle chili pepper, and maple syrup to liven up the dish. Use vegetable stock or a low-sodium broth to eliminate the need for salt. The spices will add all the flavoring the dish needs.
Beef stew is a classic option for cold days. You can throw some low-sodium beef broth, beef, carrots, and potatoes in a slow cooker and have a delicious meal ready in a few hours. Add some baby corn, mushrooms, and celery for a nutrient-dense soup option that fills you up.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin is a common sight to see in the fall months. Using it in a soup is a great way to get the nutrients from the orange vegetable. The trick is to use soymilk instead of more fattening milk options to create the creaminess. Some sugar substitute is also needed to sweeten it up.
Hearty Ham and Potato Soup
Another classic like beef stew, a hearty ham and potato soup fills people up thanks to all the protein. Use a low-sodium ham option to enhance the healthiness, and include light butter and fat-free evaporated milk. With the potatoes, green onions, and cauliflower florets, this soup has plenty of nutritious qualities.
Enjoy some healthy soup choices in the fall as a way to warm up the body and ease the mind. Sipping some hot soup can be comforting as well as healthy. Plenty of nutritious options exist to try.
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