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Healthy Cooking Soup Recipes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine soup recipes for a healthy and light meal. Get soup recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

When the weather turns chilly, I stock my soup pot with this warmer-upper. The creamy, nicely seasoned broth is chock-full of tender chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery. There's old-fashioned goodness in every spoonful of this thick, hearty soup! —Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah

Lighter Mushroom Barley Soup

Lighter Mushroom Barley Soup

Lighter Mushroom Barley Soup

"This soup is a variation on one I found years ago in a health cookbook," says Laura Christensen from Bountiful, Utah. "It tastes so good, no one can believe how low in fat and salt it is! We love it served in a bread bowl...or with oven-fresh corn muffins on the side."

Chilled Squash and Carrot Soup

Chilled Squash and Carrot Soup

Chilled Squash and Carrot Soup

This smooth soup is colorful as well as nutritious and filling. Served chilled, it makes an elegant first course when entertaining. But it's also good warm. —Elaine Sabacky of Litchfield, Minnesota
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White Bean Fennel Soup

White Bean Fennel Soup

White Bean Fennel Soup

Even when the garden is snow-covered, its bounty crops up in the steaming bowls Donna Quinn passes around her Salem, Wisconsin table. "This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners," she reports. A hint of fennel accents the flavor or this quick-to-fix bean soup...and spinach and tomatoes add color.

Vegetable Steak Soup

Vegetable Steak Soup

Vegetable Steak Soup

Your crew will chase away winter's chill with a spoon when you cook up this hearty soup from Brigitte Schultz of Barstow, California. "It has such a rich flavor...and it's full of nutritious vegetables and chunks of tender steak," she notes.

Beef Barley Lentil Soup

Beef Barley Lentil Soup

Beef Barley Lentil Soup

It's easy for Judy Metzentine to fill her slow cooker and forget about supper...until the kitchen is filled with wonderful aroma, that is! "I've served this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad," she writes from The Dalles, Oregon. For variety, she suggests substituting jicama (a starchy root vegetable found in the produce department of many grocery stores) for the potatoes.

Healthy Clam Chowder

Healthy Clam Chowder

Healthy Clam Chowder

"I make this chowder for our annual Souper Bowl luncheon at work, and everybody loves it!" comments Chris Sheetz of Olmsted Falls, Ohio. "I've slimmed it down by using both reduced-fat margarine and mushroom soup." Tender chunks of red potatoes add color and texture to her thick chowder.

Quick Chicken Rice Soup

Quick Chicken Rice Soup

Quick Chicken Rice Soup

"I combined three recipes to come up with this take on the classic creamy chicken rice soup," says Marge Wagner from Roselle, Illinois. "I cut down on the butter, increased the vegetables and eliminated the half-and-half cream. This lower-fat version is truly delicious...and no one can tell it's light!"

Black Bean Zucchini Gazpacho

Black Bean Zucchini Gazpacho

Black Bean Zucchini Gazpacho

My family enjoys chilled soups during the hot summer months. I came up with this spicy blend when trying to use up our garden zucchini. It's a hit with friends whenever I serve it, too. —Julie Wilson of Grand Rapids, Ohio

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Red pepper flakes bring a little zip to this hearty soup that's full of good-for-you ingredients. "Should you have any left over, this soup is great reheated, after flavors have had time to blend," writes Carol Custer of Clifton Park, New York. "I like to serve steaming bowls of it with rye bread."

Herbed Asparagus Soup

Herbed Asparagus Soup

Herbed Asparagus Soup

From Sterling Heights, Michigan, Adele Long shares the recipe for an asparagus soup that tastes like spring. Pureed to a smooth and creamy texture, the soup is nicely seasoned with thyme...and is sure to please asparagus lovers.
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