After the long winter, we often feel drained and exhausted.
Our bodies naturally crave comforting dishes to keep us warm during the last cold days before spring. But comfort food doesn’t need to be unhealthy!
When my body’s calling for nourishing, comforting meals, I whip up a batch of soup.
Easy-to-make, warming, and satisfying, each of these soup recipes take just half an hour to prepare. You can vary them immensely and use what ingredients you have to hand – letting you experiment with different flavors and textures.
These recipes, although very different in taste, have one thing in common: featuring warming spices and served hot, from the first spoonful, they’re sure to make you forget the cold outside.
Carrot cream soup with roasted coconut flakes
Shorter days and less sunshine can leave our bodies feeling undernourished, and we often see it in our skin and hair. But don’t reach for expensive skin creams and hair masks! Beta-carotene-rich carrots is nature’s solution to refreshing our appearance -- as well as our overall health -- and it’s far more effective.
You can knock up this creamy carrot soup in no time and add some glow back to your skin.
Sweet and comforting apple soup
You can buy deliciously juicy apples all year round, even in the cold winter months. And they make some really versatile dishes! Apple soup can be hot, cold, sour, or sweet depending on the spices you choose. What’s more, you can prepare them all in mere minutes. This is one of my favorites.
Onion soup with white wine
In my opinion, onions are one of the most overlooked winter veggies. Not only are they one of the cheapest, they’re also one of the healthiest and packed full of flu-fighting properties.
Don’t let the strong aroma put you off from loading up on this wonderful vegetable! This recipe shows you how to cook onions to get a gentle but rich taste.
Rich chickpea soup with warming species
When it comes to soup, you can’t go wrong with the classics. But sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little more daring.
For these moments, why not explore the exotic tastes of the Middle East with this spicy and invigorating chickpea soup?
Spicy beet soup
Blood-red and full of warming spices, beet soup will take your mind of the cold. Full of minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, beets help your body purge itself of toxins so you’ll spring into the new season feeling energized.
Cauliflower soup with sundried tomato
Sundried tomato and parsley add an irresistible taste of spring to this year-round veggie. With its white color, cauliflower may not look too exciting at first glance, but this versatile veggie tastes great boiled, fried,or baked, and it hides some supreme nutritional values too!
Soups are perfect for the creative chef! You can easily substitute and experiment with the ingredients in these recipes and come up with your own delicious creations. Got a sumptuous soup recipe you’d love to share? Let us know in the comments below!