On a cold or dreary day, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a bowl of steaming, hot soup. It’s been bubbling on the stove, warming up your kitchen, and now it’ll warm your belly, too. (And tomorrow you’ll heat up the leftovers for an inexpensive, healthy lunch… Have you ever noticed how soup tastes even better the next day?!)
Here are five our our favorite healthy soup recipes. Packed with immune-supporting herbs and spices, they’ll warm you up and can even help keep colds and flu at bay.
1. Coconut Curry Soup
This spicy and creamy soup is the perfect way to support your immune system. Tart apples are mellowed with the richness of potatoes and shiitake mushrooms while the warming spices give this soup a little kick.
2. Tom Kha Soup
In this Thai-inspired soup, rich coconut milk mingles with zesty lemongrass in a base of bone broth. Packed full of powerful immune herbs and spicy warming herbs, it just tastes so darn good!
3. Peppery Beet Borscht
Beet borscht is not only delicious, it’s also a fantastic way to support your body’s natural detox abilities. Our version of this classic recipe includes nutritious beet greens and extra pepper for zing and increased nutrient absorption.
4. Hot and Sour Soup with Burdock Root
Our simple and tasty hot and sour soup features roots and herbs for supporting the immune system. This recipe is also a great way to learn how to cook burdock root.
5. Curried Pumpkin Soup
Cozy up with this rich and hearty pumpkin soup! This recipe can be varied to fit your tastes. Meat eaters can add chicken, or the fish sauce can be eliminated to suit vegans.