5 Healthy Soup Recipes For Weight Loss

Healthy Soup Recipes For Weight Loss


Some people say that when food tastes bland and looks unappetizing, it must be healthy.  A weight loss diet plan doesn’t necessarily have to be lacking in flavor.

Counting your calories and making sure that what you eat will be beneficial to your health and weight loss journey could be a daunting task.

Losing weight need not be difficult and depressing by eating foods that are not pleasing to your palate.  

Here are some low calorie soup recipes that will not only help you lose weight but give you gastronomic pleasures, making sure you enjoy your weight loss journey as much as you love eating the food that will help you achieve this.

1. Hearty Tomato Soup

Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful anti-oxidant that help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.  They are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium and folate. Though the consumption of tomatoes alone will not necessarily let you lose weight, a hearty tomato soup with low calories certainly will.

Ingredients:

  • Fully ripened, red tomatoes
  • Brown sugar
  • Cumin
  • Curry powder
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  • Cut tomatoes in half and place cut side up on baking sheet.
  • Add cumin, curry powder, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil.
  • Roast tomatoes at medium temperature until caramelized.
  • Blend roasted tomatoes until smooth or with slight bits of chunks depending on preference.

2. Carrot – Ginger Soup

Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene which is not only beneficial to eye health but also aids in lowering cholesterol levels.  Ginger helps boost metabolism levels. It is also a potent blood thinner that is not just an anti-inflammatory agent but also helps reduce your blood pressure.  

A carrot and ginger soup is a healthy dish that will definitely help you lose weight by giving you a flavorful and appetizing option for your meals.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots cut into bite size pieces
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 inch nub of grated ginger root
  • Thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • Chicken broth

Instructions:

  • Saute the carrots in coconut oil until brown.  
  • Add some chicken broth to cover carrots. Simmer until tender.
  • Pour mixture into a blender and add grated ginger, salt and thyme.
  • Blend until smooth.

3. Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is a low-carb alternative to grains and legumes that is high in fiber and a good source of anti-oxidants.  It helps prevent bloating and constipation. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that helps improve the body’s insulin levels by stimulating the secretion of leptins that help regulate body weight and increases metabolism.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 head of sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Saute onions in oil until caramelized.  
  • Add cauliflower and saute until slightly brown.
  • Add chicken or vegetable broth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash beats the sweet potato in terms of calories, carb and sugar counts.  It not only provides fiber and protein but it is also rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium as well as Vitamins B6 and E.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of butternut squash chunks
  • Olive or coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cooking apple, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Cut the squash lengthwise making sure to remove the seeds.
  • Brush the squash with olive oil or coconut oil depending on your preference.
  • Roast the squash halves face down on baking sheet at medium temperature for about 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Saute onions in oil until caramelized.
  • Add apple and ginger.
  • Scoop roasted squash in blender.
  • Add sauted onions, apples and ginger.  
  • Cover with chicken or vegetable broth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

5. Spanish Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish recipe that offers a flavorful option for a healthy soup dish.  It is a generic term for a cold soup that basically includes vegetables such as tomatoes, garlic, onions and bell peppers.  Apart from being an effective weight loss recipe, it can also prevent colds, slows the ageing process and hydrates your body.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ pounds of fresh, ripe tomatoes
  • Cucumber cut into cubes
  • Bell pepper, chopped
  • Chopped Onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional ingredients:  avocados and jalapeno

Instructions:

  • Pulse tomatoes and onions in blender until a bit chunky and with a fair amount of liquid.
  • Chop the rest of the vegetables
  • Mix vegetables with the chunks of tomatoes and onions in a large bowl.
  • Add optional avocados and jalapenos for spice.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add Greek yogurt.

Healthy food for weight loss doesn’t have to be boring.  These 5 dishes make your weight loss journey more interesting to your palate and stimulating to your appetite.  

Do you think you might want to try any of these?  Let us know by sending us a comment below or share some of your favorite soup recipes.

A weight loss diet plan doesn’t necessarily have to be lacking in flavor. Here are 5 great tasting healthy soup recipes for weight loss you need to try.

A weight loss diet plan doesn’t necessarily have to be lacking in flavor. Here are 5 great tasting healthy soup recipes for weight loss you need to try.