If you are looking for a filling, hearty option to warm you up on a cold day and keep you nice and full for your next meal, then Soup is a great choice. Indeed, there is so much variety with soup as you can pretty much use any vegetable, legume, and even rice and pasta if you like. Soup is also full of liquid which not only helps to keep your body hydrated but also helps you to stay good and full and avoid temptation when it comes to unhealthy snacking. The good news is you can find some of the best hearty and filling soups in my post below. Enjoy!
Two bean soup with kale
You probably already know just how great kale can be roasted or air fried, or even steamed, but have you ever had it in a soup? If not, then now is the time to try it because it’s really good and holds up very well due to its fibrous nature. It’s also super good for you and packed with great nutrients like potassium and calcium.
Although, kale on its own isn’t quite enough to make a truly hearty and satisfying soup. Instead, you will need some additional ingredients including onion, carrot, celery, garlic fresh rosemary, stock and black beans and cannellini beans.
You can just about add any type of beans you like to this soup, as they will soak up the delicious broth and take on the yummy flavor as well as provide some additional energy and bulk too. Get my tried and tested recipe for two bean soup with kale here. It’s delicious!
Another great and hearty dish you must try is this delicious manchow soup recipe. It is a dish that will keep you warm after an outside workout is the delicious and spicy manchow soup. Manchow soup is an Asian style dish with Indian and Chinese influences that combines plenty of fresh vegetables with some unique and flavorful ingredients.
To make this soup you will need dark soy, green chilli sauce and vinegar too. Make sure to stock up on veggies such as onions, green chillies, and mixed vegetable cabbage, as well as fresh herbs like garlic and cilantro.
You can even add fried noodles to the end product for some extra crunch. Although if you are watching your calories you can omit these without losing any of the flavor at all.
Pesto Green Minestrone
Traditionally minestrone is a red soup, with its base being made of tomatoes. However, this green version, (recipe here) is savoury, refreshing, delicious and hearty all at the same time. It is stuffed full of green veggies including celery spinach peas and onions and gets a kick from the fresh lemon justice included.
There is a little fat in the soup, but you’ll be pleased to note that most of it comes from the good fat of olive oil, and the pesto which contains the right type of amino acids to help your body metabolism, not so good fats like trans fats and saturated fats.
The bulk mainly comes from the orzo pasta which is a rice-like pasta made in Italy which cooks quickly and gives the soup a delicious bite. It couldn’t be easier to cook either as all you need to do is soften the veg first, and then add the stock and orzo, and whirl in some pesto as you wait for the pasta to cook. You can even make your own even healthier pesto to flavor the soup if you prefer!
This is a collaborative post.