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It’s getting chilly out!  Warm yourself up from the inside out by making healthy soups, stews and chili with the abundance of veggies available to you during winter time!  In my opinion, soups are their own sort of weight loss superfood.  In addition to warming you up, soups are great for filling you up, especially if they’re full of nutritious legumes and root vegetables.  They’re great as meals or as a snack, and are generally low in calories.  Soups are also a great way to get your veggies, and you can use up whatever leftover veggies you have lying around in the fridge by just tossing them in!  Soups, stews and chili are also fairly easy to make, requiring little prep time.  They’re easy to pack for lunches, too – just buy yourself a good quality no-spill thermos!

In the spirit of the season, below are 10 healthy, easy soups, stews and chili using winter time vegetables and spices.  Many of them are vegetarian and all are gluten/dairy free or can be adapted to be.  Enjoy!


Clean Eating 2 Bean Turkey Chili by

This blog has quickly become one of my favorites for healthy recipes!  This simple recipe is flavorful, full of protein and low in calories!

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Vegetable Bean Soup by

A rainbow of healthy vegetables and lima beans, squash and potatoes help make this a filling, tasty soup, perfect for winter time!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup by

This hearty soup includes thyme, garlic, onion, carrot, celery and sage for a warm, toasty flavor.  The photography on is also a dream – this blog is worth checking out!

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Super Easy Winter Squash Stew by

This spicy, tasty step includes squash, potatoes and beans and makes for a filling winter time lunch or dinner.  All of this blogger’s recipes are both vegan and gluten free.

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 Healthy Minestrone by

This blogger is Claire Thomas, who now has her own food show called Food for Thought. This is the most veggie-packed healthy minestrone recipe I’ve ever seen.  She’s included beans, onions, carrots, celery, fennel, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli and kale and spiced it for awesome flavor with rosemary, oregano, parsley and basil.  This one’s going to get a lot of play in my kitchen!

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Easy Black Bean Soup by

I really like this black bean soup recipe, because she’s included plenty of yummy veggies along with the beans, and gives this soup amazing flavor with cumin, cardamom, coriander and paprika.

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Layla’s Lentil Soup by

This recipe combines red lentils and arborio rice for a filling and nutritious soup.  It’s spiced simply with salt, pepper and cumin, but the blogger offers a variation with coriander, turmeric and paprika seasoning.

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Vegetarian Chili by

This veggie chili uses a ton of veggies from peppers to zucchini to Portobello mushrooms and more.  The spice is what gives it a fabulous chili flavor, and you can add toppings like avocado or sour cream if you like.

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Creamy Asparagus, Potato and Leek Soup

This creamy, nutritious soup can be made with or without dairy depending on your preference.  She spices the soup with thyme, marjoram, chives and red pepper for
unforgettable flavor.

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Sweet Potato, Red Pepper and Coconut Milk Soup by

This simple recipe tastes as great as it sounds.  The blogger gives options for choosing your seasonings and adding additional vegetables if you wish!

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At Athlean-XX for Women, we’re all about healthy nutrition because it helps us lose weight and have energy for our tough workouts!  Our nutrition plan recommends combining proteins and slow-burning carbohydrates at every meal and snack to help keep you feeling full.  In fact, the Athlean-XX for Women nutrition plan is anything but a diet – we actually recommend you eat more – 5 – 6 times per day!  This type of diet will help turn your metabolism into a fat burning machine – when combined with our killer 30 minute workouts.  Yes, with Athlean-XX for Women, eat more, exercise shorter but harder and weigh less!  Join us on Team Athlean to start your lifestyle makeover now!

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