The weather is getting colder, and it is once again time for deeply nourishing soups. Need some inspiration? Here are 50+ Healthy Soup Recipes from my friends from around the blogosphere.
Before we get into the recipes, let’s talk a bit about broth. Real homemade bone broth is the backbone of my kitchen in the cold winter months. My crock pot is working overtime on many days, simmering bones into a healing elixir to nourish and feed us. There is no substitute for real, homemade bone broth.
The knowledge about the magic of bone broths was once passed down over many generations and was basic common knowledge in households. Sadly, with the introduction of the modern diet with it’s “convenient” fast foods, the use of this amazing elixir has vanished for the stove top.
Almost every culture throughout history has used bone broth for nutritional benefits and added flavor. “Jewish penicillin” in the form of chicken soup is used to fight colds and decrease inflammation. Chinese medicine uses bone broths to build the blood, support digestion, and nourish the kidneys. And since the Victorian Era, the English have sipped beef broth, or beef tea.
Real bone broth is simply homemade stock from animal bones simmered in water for hours or days. Chicken, beef, pig, fish, turkey, or any animal of your choice will do. The idea is that the longer you cook it, the more nutritious the broth is. Apple cider vinegar can be added to help pull the nutrients out of the bones. After cooking down the bones and connective tissue, what you are left with in the end is a true SUPER FOOD that has amazing healing effects on the body. Not only is this a very cost effective way to make medicine, but it is far superior to any supplements you can buy.
Read more HERE about the awesome benefits of real bone broth. See my Easy Chicken Bone Broth Recipe. I also like to make beef bone broth my roasting the bones at 425’F for 25-30 minutes, until browned. Simmer in crock pot for 24-48 hours. You can make stock on the stove top as well.
OK, now on to those delicious recipes. Hope you enjoy. Have a warm and cozy week!
50+ Healthy Soup Recipes
Nourishing Vegetable Soups
1. Leek & Sweet Potato Soup from Meatified
2. Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup from Savory Lotus
3. Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup from Rubies and Radishes
4. Spiced Apple Butternut Squash Soup from Gutsy By Nature
5. Red Thai Curry Coconut Soup from Savory Lotus
6. Simple Butternut Squash Soup from Butter Nutrition
7. Greens and Yam Soup from Savory Lotus
8. Persian Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from The Primal Palate
9. Creamy Broccoli Soup from Savory Lotus
10. Shitaki Mushroom Asparagus Spinach Soup from Savory Lotus
11. Baked Potato Soup from Paleo Parents
12. Simply Sweet Tomato Soup from Pure and Simple Nourishment
13. Tom Kha Thai Coconut Soup from Honey Ghee and Me
14. Immune Soup from Mary Vance, NC
15. Easy Creamy Leek Soup from The Real Food Guide
16. Creamy Curried Cauliflower Green Soup from Savory Lotus
17. Roasted Carrot Parsnip Soup from Honey Ghee and Me
18. Creamy Root Vegetable Soup from Whole New Mom
19. Borscht – Fresh Beet Soup from Honey Ghee and Me
20. Bone Broth Soup from Health Extremist
Delicious Chicken and Poultry Soups
21. Chicken Soup from Hollywood Homestead
22. Classic No-Noodle Chicken Soup from Paleo in PDX
23. Cauliflower Dumplings with Creamy Chicken Soup from Popular Paleo
24. Chicken-Fennel Soup from Rubies and Radishes
25. Mediterranean Stewed Hen and Vegetables from Gutsy By Nature
26. Chicken Fajita Soup from Peace Love and Low Carb
27. 30 Minute Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup from Savory Lotus
28. Chicken Bacon Crock Pot Chowder from Peace Love and Low Carb
29. Turkey Noodle Soup from Grass Fed Girl
30. Crockpot Chicken Laksa from Good Food Eating
31. Mexi Style Chicken Soup from Honey Ghee and Me
32. Sopa De Lima (Chicken Chile Lime Soup) from Beautyandthefoodie
Hearty Beef Soups
33. Easy Moroccan Beef Stew from And Here We Are
34. Italian Meatball Zoodle Soup from Peace Love and Low Carb
35. Hearty Paleo Soup from Life Made Full
36. Italian Meatball Soup from Beauty and the Foodie
37. Venison Goulash Soup from Primally Inspired
38. Beef Broth Soup from Just Enjoy Food
39. Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy from Civilized Caveman Cooking
40. Phun with Pho from Paleo Kitchen Lab
41. Shrimp and Tamarind Ginger Soup from Paleo Fondue
42. Carrot Ginger Halibut Soup from Phoenix Helix
43. Chicken Prawn Thai Laksa from Eat Drink Paleo
44. New England Clam Chowder from The Domestic Man
45. Cioppino from Paleo Cupboard
46. Salmon Head Soup from Rubies and Radishes
Other Awesome Soups
47. Spicy Sausage and Squash Soup from Paleo In PDX
48. Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon from Eat Drink Paleo
49. Egg Drop Soup from Paleo Parents
50. Mulligatawny Soup from Grok Grub
51. Stinging Nettle Soup with Lemon Chive Creme Fraiche from Sustainable Dish
52. Caldo Verde Portugese Kale and Sausage Soup from The Domestic Man
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