Web Finds for Moms: Cold Weather Soups

Published: September 30th, 2013 |
Author: Sally Kuzemchak

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There’s not much I love about the colder temperatures of fall and winter (personally, I’m not a fan of chapped lips, pilled sweaters, and chilly feet). But soup is the exception. I make soup year-round, yet the effect is lost when you serve steaming bowls of hearty broth and it’s 90 degrees outside.

So fall and winter is when soups really shine. There’s nothing like soup to make you feel warm inside and out. And I love that you can simmer soup for hours without much tending—and that it reheats and freezes beautifully. Add a loaf of bread and green salad, and you’re done.

Here are some soups on heavy rotation in my kitchen, plus some I plan to try:

Turkish Wedding Soup from Real Mom Nutrition (that’s me!): The dish that finally sold me on lentils. We like this with a lot of lemon.

Chicken Soup with Dumplings from Martha Stewart: I shave off time by using store-bought broth. The dumplings are easy to mix up and drop into the simmering soup (if you don’t have buttermilk, use regular milk with a tablespoon of white vinegar added).

Beef Barley Soup from Cooking Light: My husband used to love canned beef barley soup until he tried this homemade version. (I use grass-fed beef—here's why.)

Basic Miso Soup from About.com: I love the idea of recreating this healthy (and fermented!) take-out classic at home.

Winter Squash and Apple Soup from Whole Foods Market: I’ll bet Granny Smith apples lend a terrific sweet-tartness to this soup.

Restaurant-Quality Tomato Soup from A Year of Slow Cooking: Adding the ingredients in the morning and then coming home eight hours later to hot meal (and a house full of delicious aromas)? Heaven.

For more soup recipes, check out my Pinterest board, Soups.

What are your favorite cold-weather soups to make?

—Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

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Keywords: Healthy Eating, soup