During the cold winter months where the temperature sparks the intense desire to do nothing more than stay inside forever, there are few things that can turn the day around like a warm cup of soup. While a premade can of soup may be a quick and easy meal to reduce time in the kitchen, the benefit of making your own recipe is the unlimited variety of vegetables you can include which will not only support healthy weight loss, but may even prove useful in speeding up your metabolism and increasing natural fat burn over time.
If you’re in need of a spark of inspiration for some veggie-packed soups to make this month to work towards your healthiest self, we did the work for you and gathered the best recipes the internet has to offer for nearly effortless weight loss and a faster metabolism while eating some truly delicious meals.
Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup
White beans are a filling and fibrous source of plant based protein, and kale is a cruciferous vegetable which has been known to reduce inflammation in the body. This veggie packed, vegan soup will not only warm you up from the inside out, but also promote healthy digestion and allow for seamless weight loss while also offering ample meals throughout the week when cooked in bulk.
Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, shallots, carrots, celery, Italian seasoning, salt, ground pepper, veggie broth, diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, lemon, bay leaves, thyme, lacinato kale
Creamy Orzo Soup With Turkey Meatballs
This creamy recipe is packed with protein and a variety of micronutrients that come together in about an hour and will keep you full for much longer than that. Turkey meatballs are an excellent source of lean protein which will help to kickstart your metabolism, and orzo offers some nice texture while also bulking up the meal with healthy carbs.
Ingredients: Ground turkey, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, pesto, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, onion, carrot, crushed tomatoes, light coconut milk, low sodium chicken broth, orzo, spinach
Mexican Veggie Soup
If you’re looking for a flavorful soup that offers a variety of textures and flavors, this Mexican vegetable soup is perfect for you. With no shortage of vegetables and even more protein from black beans, this soup will help to keep you satiated and reduce overeating throughout the day while also providing a natural boost to your metabolism to allow you to work towards becoming your healthiest self.
Ingredients: Olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, red bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano, chipotle chili, vegetable broth, diced green chilis, fire roasted diced tomatoes, black beans, canola oil, corn, kosher salt, lime, cilantro, avocado
Vegan Lentil Vegetable Soup
Following a vegan diet can often make it more difficult to reach an adequate protein intake for the day, but this lentil and vegetable soup will easily take this concern off the table. Making meals that are packed with vegetables and a number of ingredients which will lengthen the time you stay full is one of the best ways to achieve healthy weight loss, and this recipe is no exception.
Ingredients: Olive oil, yellow onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, vegetable broth, fire roasted tomatoes, green lentils, green beans, bay leaves, kale
Broccoli Cauliflower Soup
Broccoli and cauliflower are two undeniably delicious and filling vegetables that work to bulk up and recipe and support weight loss without leaving you hungry. If you love the broccoli and cheddar soup from Panera, this is a great, healthier alternative that you can make in bulk to eat throughout the week to reach your weight loss goals while proving that eating well doesn’t have to be boring.
Ingredients: Olive oil, unsalted butter, yellow onion, carrots, garlic, kosher salt, ground pepper, thyme, whole wheat flour, low sodium chicken stock, nonfat milk, broccoli, cauliflower, Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast
Author: Merrell Readman
Merrell Readman is an Associate Editor at SheFinds Media. When she isn’t trying out new recipes and making a mess of the kitchen, she can be found covering the latest on wellness, beauty, fashion and celebrity news. You can reach Merrell at [email protected]