7 Healthy Crockpot Soup Recipes For Cold Winter Days
For many, the weather outside is frightful, and that means one thing – comfort food! One of our favorite foods to cozy up to this time of year is warm and satisfying soup. Check out these 7 scrumptious but healthy crockpot soup recipes that won’t put you into a total food coma after eating them… unless that’s your goal.
1. Mole Chicken Chili Soup
The Whole Bite blog provides its own unique take on what makes a quick and fabulous mole sauce and it may or may not include dark chocolate and pepper flakes. Add some chicken breast, chili beans, fresh veggies and whole host of flavoring agents, work some crockpot magic and BOOM, yummy mole chicken chili soup for your tasting pleasure!
2. Winter Vegetable Soup With Split Red Lentils
Veggie lovers, get excited because this red lentil vegetable soup from A Beautiful Plate blog packs a mean produce punch! This fresh and healthy soup includes “onions, celery, carrot, zucchini, chopped canned tomatoes, and finely thinly sliced savoy cabbage. Yukon gold potatoes are added as well (no peeling required) to help bulk it up just a bit.” Oh and don’t forget fresh red lentils! It’s Mom’s recipe, so you know it’s quality. After it’s cooked the better part of a day, scoop some into a bowl, douse it with grated cheese and enjoy!
3. Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili
We love how bright and colorful this Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili soup from Kristine’s Kitchen blog is! Comprised primarily of squash, beans and spice, this soup looks delightfully chunky and like something you could really sink your teeth into. It’s vegetarian and one of the simpler recipes on this list, making it a great go-to soup!
4. Chicken Chorizo and Chickpea Stew
What is it about the word “stew” that makes our mouths water? Brought to us from The Hedge Combers, this is one of the heartiest soups we’re featuring which means one of the most satisfying! No matter where you enjoy it you can close your eyes and easily imagine you’re cozied up to a warm fireplace. Chicken, red wine, chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, oregano… are you sold yet?
5. Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup
Sweet potato, chicken and quinoa soup because doesn’t that seem like a winning trio? This recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen calls for a few simple ingredients and some classic chicken broth to cook into this wonderfully sweet and warm concoction! Pair with a soft blanket and scented candle for maximum enjoyment.
6. Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup
The Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup from Melanie Makes is incredibly quick and easy to prepare and the end result is a delectable and smooth soup party in your mouth! “Carrots, onion, yellow bell pepper and red lentils are flavored with garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper and slow cooked until tender.” Finish it with some lemon juice and voila!
7. Beef Barley Soup
Aaaannd to close this killer list, we present to you, the meaty, the delicious, the unbelievable, Beef Barley Soup from The Food Charlatan! This is a soup that deserves a better name than soup. It’s a soup you want to dive head first in and inhale. Beef chunks, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, barley. The recipe requires a little pre-crockpot prep but its thick and flavorful goodness is so worth it! Bonus: it comes with a little story.
YUMFEST! We’d love to see you try one of these fabulous healthy crockpot soup recipes over the holiday season and post a picture of the finished product on our Facebook page!
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