Lose Weight Eating Soup
Soups are nutritious, low calorie, and when made at home can have 50 percent or less sodium than canned and restaurant soups.
An easy way to eat lose weight is be eating a nutritious diet replacing one or two meals with heart healthy soups. Some advantages of soups include:
- Low calorie
- High fiber
- Makes you feel fuller longer
- Good source of protein
- Healthy source of carbohydrates
Fiber and feeling fuller longer apply to soups rich in vegetables not broths like chicken and beef. Pureed soups have been shown to produce the same feeling of fullness as soups with chopped vegetables.
Canned soups are popular, abundant, convenient and can be very low in calories if broth based, but are usually high in sodium and in many cases very high in sodium with one cup (8-oz. 120 ml) having as much or more sodium than the recipes on this site.
Some homemade soups can be cooked in a slow cooker providing convenience and enjoyed over several days. Some soups like chicken and beef freeze well where as the texture of frozen vegetable based soups can change significantly. The same is true for pasta but in many cases the flavor and texture is still superior to canned soups.
Vegetable soups are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and very low in calories. The higher the fiber the longer you will feel full which helps control appetite. They are also a natural substitute for over-the-counter laxatives. One or two cups of high fiber soup daily can help maintain regularity.
This website has a variety of soup recipes which you can easily modify by adding or subtracting ingredients to create a different soup every week. Click on the links below to review the recipe and nutrition facts:
French Onion Soup
Hearty Italian Soup
Hot & Sour Soup
Minestrone Soup, Vegetarian
Minestrone Soup with Meat
Red Lentil Soup
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
Spicy Cauliflower Soup
Split Pea Soup