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5 Calorie-Burning Soup Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

January 25, 2020 by Debbie Wolfe
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Replacing a meal with soup is a great way to cut calories and drop weight. Of course, that doesn’t mean you just have to stick with bland, boring soups. Try one of these delicious, calorie-burning soup recipes that will satisfy your hunger and help get you trim.

Classic Butternut Squash Soup

Classic Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. It’s packed with vitamin A, fiber, and omega-3s. It’s also great for making a hearty soup. This recipe sets off the squash’s natural sweetness with a hint of nutmeg, cayenne, and ginger.

You’ll need:

  • Butternut squash
  • Olive oil
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Fresh ginger
  • Cayenne
  • Apple
  • Chicken broth
  • Chives
  • Sour cream

Hearty Asian Beef Noodle Soup

Hearty Asian Beef Noodle Soup

This soup features a rich combination of ginger and soy-spiked broth with chunks of fork-tender beef and noodles topped with fresh bok choy. It’s hearty, filling, and just 350 calories per serving.

You’ll need:

  • Peanut or canola oil
  • Chuck roast
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Low-sodium beef stock
  • Water
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Onions
  • Cloves garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Star anise pods
  • Japanese udon noodles
  • Bok choy
  • Sriracha, hoisin, cilantro leaves, and/or fresh basil leaves

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Lentils are high in protein and fiber. They are a good substitution for meat in almost any dish. This soup can be made in a cinch with a handy instant pot. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

You’ll need:

  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Green lentils
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Fresh thyme
  • Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Baby spinach
  • Parmesan

Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Packed with protein and warming spices, this soup makes a perfect meal for chilly winter nights. The best part of this recipe is that it’s an easy dump and forget it soup you can make in a slow cooker.

You’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Red bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Green or brown lentils
  • Coriander powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Curry powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Low sodium broth
  • Baby spinach
  • Lemon juice

Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup

Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup

This soup is not only healthy but flavorful. Featuring a mix of Indian and Mediterranean flavors, this comforting soup is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

You’ll need:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Low-sodium vegetable stock
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Turmeric powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Sea salt
  • Dried basil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • Mixed seeds and nuts

 

Author:

Debbie Wolfe is a home and lifestyle writer based in the metro Atlanta area. She covers a variety of topics including parenting, travel, DIY and shopping.

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