Healthy Spring Soup Recipes That Nourish Your Body

BrocolinniOne of the great ways to lighten up your diet now that spring is right around the corner is to serve up a nutrition-packed bowl of soup.  Soup is excellent for keeping your appetite down, providing plenty of dietary fiber, and, as long as you use the right ingredients, keeping the calorie count low as well.

Let’s go over a few of the top healthy spring soup recipes that you should consider preparing to serve up for lunch or a dinner on the run.

Oriental Shrimp Soup

2 cups chicken broth
Oriental Shrimp Soup1 cup water
1 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. pureed ginger
1 tsp. pureed garlic
1 cup broccoli
½ cup snow peas
1 cup frozen, pre-cooked shrimp
2 oz. angel hair pasta
½ cup bean sprouts

Heat the water and chicken broth over medium heat until boiling.  In in all the vegetables except the bean sprouts and shrimp and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Add in the angel hair pasta and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or until noodles are tender.

Stir in the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and top with snow peas.  Let simmer for 1-2 minutes to allow the flavors to blend and then serve.

Low-Carb Egg Drop Soup

egg-drop-soup21 cup chicken broth
4 egg whites
1 sliced green onion
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 cup of broccoli

Heat the chicken broth until boiling. Add in the celery and broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Drizzle the egg whites into the pot, stirring while doing so, and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the egg whites are no longer clear.  Add the green onion and serve immediately.

Carrot Ginger Soup

carrot-ginger-soup_organic½ tbsp. olive oil
½ cup sliced onion
¼ clove chopped garlic
1 pound baby carrots
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
½ tbsp. grated ginger
salt and pepper to taste
½ cup 1% milk
sliced green onion

Heat the oil in a large pan until heated and then add the onion and garlic, cooking for 3-4 minutes.  Add in the carrots, broth, ginger, and spices and continue to cook for about 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.  Remove from the stove and let stand for 20 minutes.

Place mixture into a blender and blend until a thick soup has formed.  Pour the soup back into the pot and add the milk before simmering over low heat for 10-15 minutes.  Top with sliced green onion.

There you have three delicious soup recipes that will liven up your diet and provide your body with top notch nutrition that will keep you burning fat quickly. 

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