There’s no doubt about it … you can’t go wrong with one of these healthy fall soup recipes.
Once the Fall season arrives, it’s perfectly acceptable to have soup on a daily basis. There is nothing more comforting than cozying up to a warm bowl of soup as the days grow shorter and the temperature begins to drop. With 25 healthy soup options listed below, your choices are endless!
Something about soup just makes them seem healthy, but that’s not always the case.
Soups can be a hidden source of saturated fats if there is a lot of butter and/or heavy cream mixed in, and can also be a sodium trap.
If you’re looking to stay on the healthier side, the go-to recommendation by nutrition experts is to stick to broth-based soups. However, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve that will help you give your favorite creamy soup a healthy makeover at home.
How to Add Creaminess to Soup Without Using Dairy
Depending on the overall flavor of the soup, some of these options might work better than others, so I suggest taking into account the entirety of the recipe before choosing your swap.
Here are some creamy alternatives to try:
- Non-dairy, unsweetened milks
- A swirl of cashew cream
- Pureed cannellini beans
- Mashed potatoes or cauliflower
- A tablespoon of arrowroot flour (acts as a thickening agent)