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Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make; here are a few:

  • Tomato Soup: A homemade soup is fresher and more nutritious than from artificial powdered soups and tinned soups. Tomato soup provides lots of fiber and is also a source of vitamin C.
  • Gazpacho: Native to Spain, it’s an extension to the regular tomato soup. It is usually made with tomatoes, bread crumbs, spring onions, and other vegetables. It is a rich source of vitamin C.
  • Lentils: Soups from lentils are very simple to make and are a good option for vegetarians. Lentil soups provide lots of protein, iron, and fiber.
  • Chicken Soup: Chicken soup and broth have been used since ancient times. Originally from China, chicken soup is said to help clear a running nose. It contains proteins and also is a source of vitamin B.
  • Minestrone: This soup comes from Italy and is made with lots of fresh vegetables. It is usually served with pasta or rice. It provides protein, fiber, and vitamin C.

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