September 23, 2021

7 Healthy, Easy-to-Make Soups and Chilis

Fill your bowls and bellies this fall and winter

A bowl of pumpkin soup

Soups are great all year-round, but they’re especially satisfying once the weather turns nippy. We’ve gathered seven flavorful recipes for soups and chilis that make the perfect addition to your fall and winter menus. They’re healthy, hearty and easy to make so you and your family can fill your bowls and bellies.


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  1. White Chili Chicken

    Warm up with this hearty white chicken chili recipe, perfect for cool weather. The dish is lower in fat and sodium and higher in fiber than traditional chili. It also contains healthier sources of protein and fat.
Hot Homemade White Bean Chicken Chili
  1. Beef Chili With Butternut Squash

    With a perfect flavor balance between the heat of the chili and the sweetness of the squash, this one-pot meal will please the whole family. To peel the butternut squash quickly and easily, use a sharp paring knife or a vegetable peeler.
Butternut squash on the wooden table
  1. Vegetarian Red Bean Chili

    This chili is a hearty, heart-healthy twist on the original — with soy as a stand-in for meat. The spices, stewed tomatoes and kidney beans help give it the illusion of richness, despite the lighter calories and reduced fat content. It’s easy to make — and cooks in about 11 minutes.
Meatless Chili
  1. Easy Vegetable Tomato Soup

    Any vegetables you have on hand will work in this recipe so feel free to get creative! Use the half-empty bags of frozen vegetables in your freezer, the last handful of baby carrots or the leftover tomatoes you chopped for taco night. It’s a party of flavors, and all veggies are welcome.
Recipe: Easy Vegetable Tomato Soup
  1. Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

    This no-fuss Mexican recipe is easy to make, flavorful and filling. Let your slow-cooker do the work. Enjoy the flavors of the chicken, black beans, corn and cilantro. It’s a great source of lean protein and fiber – and a hit with the kids, too!
Chicken Tortilla Soup
  1. Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

    Try this classic split pea soup infused with flavorful herbs and vegetables. The rosemary adds sweetness to the vegetables and split peas. A hint of olive oil does the rest. You can blend all or part of it if you like a smoother texture.
Split Pea Soup
  1. Pumpkin Lentil Soup

    Try this smooth, filling soup. The lentils provide slow digesting carbohydrate, protein, and are high in fiber, therefore this soup will keep you satisfied for hours! The soluble fiber in lentils can help lower cholesterol, too.
Pumpkin Lentil Soup

Which soups/chilis are you ready to try?

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