Hello, friends! Like I mentioned, over the next few weeks as part of our Healthy Eating series, I will be sharing our family’s favorite healthy recipes from AOC’s archives – categories including main dishes, snacks & sweets, breads & breakfasts as well as today’s category of soups, stews and slow cooker meals.
Personally, I feel that soups and stews are just about perfect for the cold, winter months when a bowl of warm, comforting food is so welcomed. And when a meal is made in a slow cooker, all ready to eat when you get home? Perfection.
It’s part of what I enjoy about seasonal eating – I love the salads of summers just as much as the soups and comforting foods of winter. I have met people who do not feel the same as I do, though, and if you fall into that camp, I’d challenge you to try to embrace weekly soups just because they are usually so easy to make healthy! Sometimes I just can’t believe the amount of vegetables you can stuff in a soup – and not feel like you’re eating a lot of vegetables! And the variety – it’s so easy to add international flavors, spices, and more to make them so different from each other.
There, I’m off my ‘you should try soups’ soapbox – now go forth and make soup!
Healthy Soup & Stew Recipes
Creamy Turkey-Rice Soup (perfect with chicken, too)
The BEST Sausage and Lentil Stew (I promise!)
Fast & Easy Curried Red Lentil Soup (red lentils cook fast)
Traditional Turkey Noodle Soup (works just the same for chicken, too)
The “you-won’t-believe-it’s” Cauliflower Cheese Soup (my kids never knew they were eating a ton of veggies!)
Homemade Tomato Soup– you’ll wonder why you ever bought the cans!
Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes