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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.
Mixing earthy green split peas, green peas, and fresh flat-leaf parsley puts a vibrant spin on a comforting favorite. Simmer with smoked pork hocks if you're a traditionalist.
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.
For a fresh twist on classic chicken noodle soup, combine rice vermicelli noodles, tender chicken, ginger, and heart-healthy soy. Bonus: The Asian-inspired dish takes just 20 minutes to toss together in your slow cooker.
Quinoa, a tiny beadlike grain, gives this chicken and butternut squash soup a slight crunch. Serve it with whole wheat crackers.
Chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins, this delicious soup is hard to resist. It's also great for busy nights -- with only five ingredients, it requires just 15 minutes of prep time.