healthy soup recipes

6 Healthy Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up

On a cold or dreary day, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a bowl of steaming, hot soup. The soup has been bubbling on the stove, warming up your kitchen, and soon it’ll warm your belly, too. And tomorrow you’ll heat up the leftovers for an inexpensive, healthy lunch… Have you ever noticed how soup tastes even better the next day?!

These are six of our favorite healthy soup recipes. Packed with immune-supporting herbs and spices, they’ll warm you up and can even help keep colds and flu at bay.

1. Coconut Curry Soup

Coconut Curry Soup with Apples

This spicy and creamy soup supports your immune system. Tart apples are mellowed with the richness of potatoes and shiitake mushrooms while the warming spices give this soup a little kick.

Get the recipe for Coconut Curry Soup »

2. Astragalus Miso Soup

Astragalus Miso Soup

This is a super simple recipe to make, but one that is incredibly beneficial for immune system health. It’s also delicious and the perfect thing to curl up with in the winter.

Get the recipe for Astragalus Miso Soup »

3. Tom Kha Soup

In this Thai-inspired soup, rich coconut milk mingles with zesty lemongrass. Packed full of powerful immune herbs and spicy warming herbs, it just tastes so darn good!

Get the recipe for Tom Kha Soup »

4. Peppery Beet Borscht

Peppery Beet Borscht

Beet borscht is not only delicious, it’s also a fantastic way to support your body’s natural detox abilities. Our version of this classic recipe includes nutritious beet greens and extra pepper for zing and increased nutrient absorption.

Get the recipe for Peppery Beet Borscht »

5. Hot and Sour Soup with Burdock Root

Hot and Sour Soup

This simple and tasty hot and sour soup features roots and herbs for supporting the immune system. This recipe is also a great way to learn how to cook burdock root.

Get the recipe for Hot and Sour Soup with Burdock Root »

6. Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Cozy up with this rich and hearty pumpkin soup! This recipe can be varied to fit your tastes, making it friendly for meat eaters and vegans alike.

Get the recipe for Curried Pumpkin Soup »

Now we’d love to hear from you!

What foods and spices do you eat to warm up on a cold day?

Which of these healthy soup recipes will you make first?

Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Hi There!

    These soups look amazing to soothe our family’s cold souls during this wintery blast of cold air and help keep us healthy! I was just wondering for the Coconut Curry, Tom Kha and Hot and Sour Soups if there was anything I could replace the mushrooms with? Sadly, as delicious and beneficial as they are, I am deathly allergic to mushrooms and fungi. :(

    • You may leave them out. If you wanted, you could increase another vegetable in each recipe. Enjoy!

  2. I would like to know if ginger and insulin counter act, as i have heard….also would the burdock root counteract with my insulin…

  3. Burdock root !!! Cant wait to try!

  4. Gonna try the Tom Kha first. They all sound delicious! Thank you

  5. Borscht first then all the others! What a lovely collection. We use a lot of ginger, turmeric, chillis, garlic, cloves and nutmeg. So many others too. Tyvm!

  6. Making the Tom Kha now, the broth itself is DELICIOUS! It appears though that the recipe directions are missing when to add lemongrass. Thanks for these recipes!

    • Thank you so much for alerting us to the lemongrass omission! It gets added in step 2. We will get it added to the recipe shortly. I am so glad you enjoyed the Tom Kha soup!

    • The Tom Kha recipe has been updated. Thanks again for letting us know!

  7. I have recently learned to avoid foods containing lectins. This would be in your pumpkin soup recipe. What are your thoughts?

    • As Rosalee says, lectins are proteins found in most plants. At LearningHerbs we definitely recommend eating plants! Most of the concern around lectins are about consuming them raw and in large amounts. Cooking plants high in lectins breaks down the lectin content.

  8. Winter warming soup starts with Sweet Potato, Carrot, Beet. I often add pumpkin to thicken it all up. Corn or Rice gives it added body in a bowl. Now I am going to add the Burdock to the stew. YUMM

  9. The soups sounds delish and amazing all at the same time. Was wondering what size can of coconut milk is called for in the Tom Kha soup??? I don’t want to over or under power any of the flavors.
    I love this soup already…and I haven’t even tried it yet.

    • My cans are 13.66 fluid ounces each. They are the same size as what I see on the grocery shelves. Enjoy your Tom Kha soup!

  10. Thanks…these will be useful as we are transitioning through to autumn

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