Healthy Lifestyle

Winter warming soups

The great thing about soup is the simplicity of popping a bunch of healthy and tasty cooked ingredients into the processor, pressing 'Go' and voila!

The great thing about soup is the simplicity of popping a bunch of healthy and tasty cooked ingredients into the processor, pressing ‘go’ and voila! You have a filling and nutritious meal. It warms you up from head to toe, can be cooked to suit any palate and best of all, can be frozen for a quick meal at a later time.

We have some fantastic soup recipes to inspire every home cook and have put together a list of our all-time favourites.

If you prefer vegan foods but love rich flavours, soup is a great option! You know exactly what is going into them and can be sure that you are putting only the best produce into your body. This Creamy Mushroom Soup was named for what it is known for… its creaminess! Mushrooms are packed full of vitamins and minerals, are super low in calories and best of all, are fat free!

If you are craving something a littler more adventurous, try the Thai Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Coriander and Ginger Pesto that will leave your taste buds jumping for joy. This delicious recipe contains Vitasoy’s Rice Milk which is gluten, lactose and cholesterol free and naturally boosted with chick pea protein. With a twist of coconut, you are in for a treat!

In a lifestyle where we are short on time, it can be difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. Opting for vegetable-packed meals more regularly will fill you up with beneficial nutrients and help you try vegetables that you may not usually eat. This Light Pea and Lettuce Soup looks amazing. It’s surprisingly chunky and is so easy to make. Give it a go!

Prefer creamier textured soups? This Slow Cooker Mushroom and Parsnip Soup is packed full of vegetables and wholesome soy milk that is rich and creamy – just the way we like it!

Longing for an old-fashioned bowl of soup like the ones Mum used to make, made with real ingredients? The Smooth Ham Hock and Root Veggie Soup is a traditional favourite that is mouth-wateringly delicious. The recipe makes good use of the low-cost packs of soup vegetables available at most supermarkets and is completely smooth, so the kids wont even realise it’s full of a balanced variety of goodness!

If you’re looking to whip up a quick and satisfying bowl of steaming hot soup, the Broccoli Soup with Crispy Pancetta is a terrific option. With only a few simple ingredients and garnished with crispy pancetta, you will be out of the kitchen and cuddled up by the fire in no time. Enjoy!

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