The Benefits of Soup
Is there anything more comforting and nourishing than soup? As the days get shorter, the nights colder, and the risk of sniffles more pronounced, I find that I am drawn to making big batches of soup.
There is something so soothing about sitting down to a steaming bowl after a day of cold weather. And no matter how high end the store-bought stuff is, I always think the homemade versions taste better.
I also love soups as a way to get more vegetables into my family’s diet, especially during cold and flu season, when we could all use a little boost to our immune systems.
When my kids were small, pureed vegetable soup was one of the only ways I could get my younger son to eat vegetables. We would set out a bowl of soup and some crackers or bread and he would float little pieces, almost like boats, in the soup and then scoop them up with absolute delight!
If a big pot of soup sounds like just what the doctor ordered for you and your family, here are six soups that will keep you warm and nourished all winter long!
6 Soups to Warm You Up
Whole Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker: What could be better than setting this up in the slow cooker in the morning and coming home the delicious smell of soup in the evening?
Italian Shotgun Wedding Soup: The simplest version of an Italian Wedding Soup you’ll ever find!
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Crispy Sage: Described as “sinfully delicious,” this soup is incredibly healthy, but so packed with flavor you’ll be convinced you must be breaking some rule.
Soup-er Easy Black Bean and Corn Soup: This is always a huge hit in my family, and you probably have all the makings for it in your pantry right now! Serve it with a little grated cheese or sour cream on top to really make it sing.
Cauliflower Cheddar Soup: Rich, nourishing, and so yummy! This is a great way to convert skeptics into cauliflower lovers.
Do you have a favorite soup recipe on The Scramble or elsewhere? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
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