Good-for-You Soup & Chili

For a dinner that will warm you up -- without all the calories and fat -- try these fuss-free and delicious recipes.

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Italian Spinach Soup
Italian Spinach Soup

    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.

Two-Pea Soup

    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.

Edamame Soup with Feta Croutons

    Easy-to-make feta croutons and fresh thyme leaves top this veggie-filled soup.

Barley-Beef Soup

    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.

Ginger-Chicken Noodle Soup

    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.

Good Greens Soup

    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.

Hearty Garlic & Snap Pea 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.

Chicken Chili

    Brimming with tender chicken and white kidney beans, this fiery slow-cooker favorite owes its bold flavor to a zesty mix of cumin, oregano, garlic, and chili peppers.

Ginger-Carrot Soup

    Caramelized onions and fresh ginger bring delicious flavor to this creamy carrot and sweet potato soup.

Kale, Lentil & Chicken Soup

    Antioxidant-rich kale combines with red lentils, chicken, carrots, and juicy tomatoes to make this beautiful soup. Pungent garlic adds bold flavor.

Squash-Quinoa Soup

    Quinoa, a tiny beadlike grain, gives this chicken and butternut squash soup a slight crunch. Serve it with whole wheat crackers.

Triple Tomato Soup

    This chunky soup makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It combines pantry-ready tomatoes -- canned, dried, and paste -- with onions, celery, and parsley.

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

    Chocolate-flavored 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.

Turkey Frame Soup

    Combine chicken or turkey leftovers with fresh veggies, whole wheat pasta, Italian seasoning, and beans to make a delicious second dinner.

Beet Soup

    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.

Pumpkin-Orzo Soup

    This warming blend of fresh spices, pumpkin (or squash), orzo, and crisp cabbage is just right for a cold night.

Savory Spinach Bean Soup

    This soup gets its beautiful green color from fresh spinach stirred in at the last minute. For extra protein, add lentils or grilled chicken.

Slow-Cooked Minestrone

    Ground beef or turkey turns this vegetable soup into a satisfying meal. Fresh-grated Parmesan cheese makes the perfect topper.

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