Soups are a great way to warm us up in the winter, but also an excellent way to get in a good source of vegetables all in one meal. Some of the recipes below are heartier than others, and most are prepared with heart-healthy, fiber-rich beans (read more on fiber here). However, make sure to use low-sodium broths to cut back on your salt intake–every little bit that we can cut back on helps!
This chunky and hearty bean chili is a great addition to a cold winter’s day. But make sure to rinse off the beans to cut back on the added salt. Vary the recipes by including a variety of vegetables; your family might have a favorite combination!
Bring the taste of gourmet soup into the comfort of your home. This easy soup is great for the fall or winter season as a side dish for a meal.
This heart-healthy, chunky soup is great to serve on Meatless Mondays in your home. Serve with a large salad and a whole wheat roll as a stand alone meal.
This curry and hearty soup is great for heart health and your pocket book! Lentils are a great source of protein (up to 18 g per cup) and fiber. Meanwhile, a 15-oz bag of dry lentils ($1.29-$1.69) makes up to 5-6 cups of beans. Don’t hesitate to use your own flare and add more vegetables.
As you can tell, I am a big fan of curry; my Trinidadian roots attributes to this. This certainly isn’t a bad thing given that curry contains turmeric, a spice found to have antioxidant properties. Make sure to use low-sodium chickpeas/garbanzo beans, or even better, cook up dry garbanzo beans.