For a dinner that will warm you up -- without all the calories and fat -- try these healthy soup recipes. Loaded with whole grains, veggies, and lean protein these healthy soups will satisfy even the biggest hunger.
Pureed butternut squash and carrots combined with chicken broth make a low-cal base for this silky soup. Stir in succulent crabmeat and top with a salsa of pears, onion, jalapeno, and bacon for spectacular soup with only 211 calories.
The enticing scent of this soup simmering on your stovetop will lure everyone to the table. A melange of tomatoes, lime, coconut milk, beer, and roasted peanuts produces a fresh and colorful soup you’ll make over and over again.
You’d never guess a serving of this sausage-filled soup has only 254 calories! Potatoes, fennel, and skim milk blended until smooth give the soup a creamy texture without lots of fat.
This tasty, good-for-you soup is filled with healthful barley, veggies, lentils and decadent sausage links. Toasting the barley before cooking it brings out a rich nutty flavor to add new dimension to your soup.
Greek yogurt and pureed veggies give this beautiful soup its smooth creaminess. A crostini of French bread topped with mayo, bacon, cheese, and green onion makes a stunning (and delicious) topper.
This side-dish soup gets amazing flavor from freshly roasted mushrooms. Topping with fresh lemon rind and dill gremolata adds a punch of freshness to balance the flavors.
Farro is one of the healthiest grains available. Check your local Italian or Middle Eastern market to purchase, or find it on chefshop.com.
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Asian ingredients such as rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce add dynamic flavor to this satisfying soup. Brown rice, chicken, and veggies fuel you with three food groups for just 391 calories per serving.
This light, broth-based soup is loaded with shrimp, corn, beans, mild poblano pepper, and cooling avocado for a well-balanced bowl of comfort. Don’t mess with thawing shrimp, it can go straight into the soup from a frozen state.
You don't have to wait for a warm, comforting meal to cook all day; whip this hearty pork chili together in less than 30 minutes. If you find your chili is too thick for your taste, thin it with low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth.
Chipotle peppers give this sweet potato soup a sultry spice that builds as you make your way through the bowl. Looking for a little more flavor for your kale chips? Sprinkle with garlic salt or another favorite seasoning.
Hearty and rustic French lentils, or lentilles du Puy, are smaller and darker than regular brown lentils and hold their shape better during cooking. Look for them at your local health market.
You won't feel a bit of guilt when eating this yummy soup. The vitamin-rich blend of kale, spinach, leeks, and zucchini is endlessly satisfying -- and only 90 calories per serving.
Garam masala is a mixture of spices commonly used in Indian cooking that flashes a touch of curry heat without adding sodium. This soup has only 406 milligrams of sodium and 85 calories per serving.
This chunky soup makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It combines pantry-ready tomatoes -- canned, dried, and paste -- with onions, celery, and parsley.
Fresh emerald spinach brings the brilliance of a spring day to this light and healthful soup. Its Italian accent comes from herbs, garlic, and shallots, plus a sprinkling of shaved Parmesan cheese at serving.
Garlic-seasoned beef adds filling protein to this healthy mix of veggies and quick-cooking barley. When buying the meat, look for lean cuts and trim any fat before cooking.
Mixing earthy green split peas, green peas, and fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley puts a vibrant spin on a comforting favorite. Simmer with smoked pork hocks if you're a traditionalist.
Easy-to-make feta croutons and fresh thyme leaves top this veggie-filled soup.
A blend of fresh fennel, snap peas, potatoes, and garlic makes a hearty and tasty main-course soup. Stir in fat-free plain yogurt for extra creaminess.
Chocolate-flavor syrup adds an intriguing undertone to this Cajun-accented chili. Keep it healthy by using fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream and cheddar cheese for your topper.