Wow, an entire month celebrates soup. I get it! I love soup too, and it has so many wonderful ways of making us feel good. Kinda like a warm hug!
When I was little, my mom would make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on cold rainy nights. And of course, we had chicken noodle soup when we were sick. Most of these soups were from a can, but I have found I really love making soup from scratch.
I used to be intimidated by the thought of making soup from scratch. Then I did it. It’s pretty easy and I like controlling how much salt is added as well as how chunky I chop my veggies. I feel like I am being super healthy since it’s made with whole foods such as vegetables, stock and herbs.
There are 3 main components of soup: The stock, the ingredients and the spices. It’s that simple.
Here’s what you need to know to be a great soup chef:
Soup is one of my favorite foods any time of day. It’s nutritious and generally low in calories. Big Bonus: Studies have shown that people who begin a meal with a bowl of low calorie soup consume 20% fewer calories overall for the meal. Plus, it’s easy to make extra servings for the next day, to share with a friend or freeze for the future. (You can keep track of the soup that you freeze in the DinnerTime Pantry manager.)
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Check out a few of DinnerTime’s favorite recipes for delicious and nutritious soups.