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
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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.

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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.

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Edamame Soup with Feta Croutons

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ginger-Carrot Soup

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

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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.

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Squash-Quinoa Soup

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

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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.

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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.

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Turkey Frame Soup

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

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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.

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Pumpkin-Orzo Soup

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

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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.

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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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