4 Soup Recipes to Keep you Warm and Get You Lean

Soups are delicious – add these 4 to your recipe book

 

We are in soup season, and I love it.

Soups are warm, comforting, and pack a nutrition power package if you know what you’re doing. Lucky for you we know what we are doing. Each of these recipes is packed with foods off of the Warrior 20 food list – the 20 best foods you could possibly eat – and don’t take a ton of time to make.

I also have a huge thankyou to give out, because all of these soups come from one of our members – They not only learned what the nutrition rules were, they applied them in a delicious way. We are all in your tastey debt.

 

Jina’s White Bean Soup

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6 servings, 25 minutes of prep, 90 minutes cook time

Ingredients 

1 Pound (500g) Cannellini beans

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

5 Garlic Cloves, Peeled and Chopped

3-5 Fresh Sage Leaves (1 Tbsp dry.

Ground Red pepper (to taste)

4 Cups Stock

Directions

In a soup pot cover the beans with double the amount of water and bring them to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour or until done. Let them cool the beans and then drain them.

Clean out the pot, then heat the olive oil on medium heat. add the garlic, sage, and red pepper. Add the beans when the garlic is translucent, and stir until they are warm. Salt and pepper the beans so that they are tasty enough on their own. You can stop here and enjoy the beans on their own.

Variations:

To turn this into a soup add the stock.

Add any extra veggies (chard, kale, carrots, etc.)

For a dip cook the beans in less water until they burst then puree

Anna’s Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot ginger soup

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 Tbsp chopped ginger

1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp Chili powder

6 cups baby carrots 3/4 cups freshly squeezed OJ

1/2 can coconut milk 3 cups low fat milk

1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 1/2lbs cubed chicken

Add 1 tbsp of oil to a large preheated pot, add the onions until browned. Add 1 more tbsp oil to the pot, ginger, cinnamon and chili powder. Sauté for 1 minute then add the carrots, OJ, coconut milk, and milk. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool for a bit then add salt and pepper. At this point use an immersion blender and blend it until smooth or transfer itto a blender in batches until it’s smooth.

Grill the chicken in a pan until it’s brown and cooked through, and top the soup with it.

Lori’s Minestrone

Minnistrone soup

Ingredients

3lbs stew meat

2 bay leaves

3 soup bones 2 cups sliced carrots

4 qt. water

2 cups sliced celery

28oz canned tomatoes

4 cups uncooked macaroni 15oz canned tomato sauce

9 oz frozen Italian Green beans1/2 cup chopped parsley

10 oz frozen peas

2Tbsp salt

1 can kidney beans

2 Tbsp crushed basil

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Parmesan cheese 1 Cup chopped Kale

2 cups Cabbage

1 can Garbanzo beans

Brown the meat. Add the water and bones and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, parsley, salt, basil, pepper, garlic powder, and bay leaves and bring to a boil again. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add carrots and celery and simmer for 1/2 hour. Remove the bones. Add the macaroni, great beans, peas, kale, zucchini, cabbage and garbanzo beans. Simmer for 15 minutes and enjoy!

Brenda’s Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

2 cans black beans

 1 can refried black beans Garlic

1 each green and red bell peppers 

vegetable stock

1 can diced tomatoes cumin 

Coriander

salt and pepper

Sauté garlic and peppers, add everything else, stir it up, heat it up, and enjoy!

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-Coach