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A small bowl of soup is a wonderful way to start the meal and warm everyone up. You can use a slow-cooker and let the soup cook itself while you prepare the rest of your meal. Browse this list to find out different ways to diversify your soup recipes for different seasons, using different ingredients, and for different health benefits!

1. 15 Hearty, Flavorful, and Protein-Packed Soups That Will Keep You Warm and ContentColombian Black Bean Stew

Soups are generally on the lighter side, so to make them meal-worthy, add pulses! Pulses are a type of legume that includes all lentils, dry peas, dry beans, and chickpeas. They’re high in protein and fiber and low in fat, so they’re a great way to bulk up your meals while still getting nutrition. You can add them to thick, rich stews like this Masoor Dal or brothy soups like this Quinoa Lentil Broth Bowl. We love soup because it’s so easy to make — you can throw just about anything in a pot together and the results will be delicious. But if you’re looking for recipes that really know how to bring it to the flavor table, then look no further than right here. Try these 15 hearty, protein-rich soups that’ll make you feel full and content.

2. 15 Creamy Vegan Soups You Can Make In Your Blender!Mg 4675 1

There’s nothing better than curling up with a warm bowl of soup on a chilly fall day. Soups are possibly one of the simplest foods to make because you can throw whatever vegetables and spices you have on hand together and chances are you’ll end up with a delicious, warming combination of flavors. Though pretty much any vegetable can be showcased in a soup, let’s get seasonal! A great deal of the fall harvest can be puréed into some of the creamiest, coziest soups you can imagine (we’re looking at you, cauliflower, pumpkin, and potatoes). We searched and sifted through the Food Monster App to find the 15 best of the best creamy fall soups for you. The most amazing part of these recipes? All you have to do is throw all the ingredients into the blender and whiz away.  So get that tea water boiling and your ingredients ready! It’s simple, smooth, soothing soup time.

3. 15 Warm and Cozy Soups and Stews to Kick Off Christmas DinnerBeef Stew

It’s almost Christmas! Do you know what you’re doing for dinner yet? Whether you’re hosting a big crowd or a smaller affair, you most likely want to give your guests a dinner that they won’t soon forget meaning you’ll want food from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. We can help with that. The days are chilly now, so what better way to kick off the first course of your holiday meal than with a delicious bowl of soup to warm your guests up? Nothing, that’s what. Soups are so easy to prepare and there’s no shortage of fresh produce, grains, and legumes that you can transform into a piping hot bowl of yummy goodness. If you’re looking for sides and starters to pair with your soup, we’ve got you covered there, too. Check out 25 Hearty Winter Vegan Salad Recipes and 15 Epic Christmas Sides That are Vegan, then come on back for 15 cozy soups and stews that are the perfect starter for Christmas dinner.

4. These 5 Soups are So Much More Comforting Than Campbell’sEasy-Peasy 'Hamburger' Soup [Vegan]

Being sick is never fun — it wasn’t in childhood and it isn’t today. But for many of us, some of our best memories are of being taken care of on a day we had no choice but to stay home sick from school. Unless we were completely out of commission due to a harsh fever, sick days were spent tucked warm and cozy in bed, while we slurped on the classic sick food staple: chicken noodle soup. Rumor has it, chicken noodle soup is good for fighting colds — however, that’s not entirely true. Canned soup tends to be high in sodium and low in nutrition. While the veggies and herbs in canned soup may help fight colds, there are healthier and more effective alternatives. In fact, if you really want to feel better, why not whip up a batch of homemade, plant-based soup when you’re feeling down? Pair your soup with any of these Natural Plant-Based Foods to Boost Your Immune System for the ultimate health booster.

5. 20 Soups And Stews For Your Thanksgiving TablePumpkin Coconut Soup

If you’re vegan in a non-vegan family, bringing a side dish that can double as your main course is a MUST. We’ve gathered up 10 of our favorite, seasonal stews and 10 seasonal soups that will steal the show. The best part? These recipes are so flavorful and hearty so you’ll be totally satisfied with having them as your main dish… the downside? Your friends and family might just leave you with no leftovers. Make sure your vegan addition to the Thanksgiving feast steals the show with one of these hearty and seasonal recipes found on the Food Monster App.

6. Get Cozy With These 15 Hearty Winter Soups!white bean sage and onion soup

Winter season is soup season. It’s a great choice for a weeknight meal, easy to make, and even easier to prepare in advance. From crockpots to 15-minute fix-ups, soup’s versatility has no limit. We went into the Food Monster App and found 15 stick-to-your-ribs comforting and hearty soups to get you started on your soup quest since it is National Soup Month. Grab your spoon!

7. 10 Refreshing Soups for Springvegan cleansing detox soup

Sure, we spent all winter eating big bowls of hot and hearty soups to warm us up, but soups are also great in the springtime. A bowl of soup may be just what we need when we’re trying to eat lighter and cut back on carbs. Just look at these 11 Fresh and Raw Light Soups for Spring. With delicious veggies like spring peas, asparagus, artichokes, and celery, we can make soups that are light but packed with flavor. Spring forward and make these 10 soups that are refreshing and colorful, just like springtime.

8. Feeling the Cold? Warm Up With These 20 Homemade Soups
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It’s true, there is nothing like a hot bowl of soup made in your own kitchen. A hearty bowl of soup can be a meal in itself. And while soup does taste better the longer it cooks, you don’t have to stand over the stove for hours. Look at this collection of The Best Quick Soups to Keep You Warm Through the Winter. Or you can make soup in your slow cooker, and when you come in from the cold, a hot bowl of soup can be waiting for you. Check out these 10 Nutritious Soups and Stews to Make in Your Slow-Cooker. You can even make soup in a blender like these 15 Raw and Vegan Winter Soups for the Soul.

9. 15 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm and Satisfied All WinterCreamy and Smoky Corn Chowder [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Of course, you can also make soup in your slow-cooker so you can get home, take off your coat and sit down to a hot bowl of comforting goodness. Look at these 10 Nutritious Soups and Stews to Make in Your Slow-Cooker. Or don’t cook at all. Here are 15 Raw and Vegan Winter Soups for the Soul. For more recipes, see 35 Bold and Beautiful Soups for National Homemade Soup Day. One of the best things about soup is that most of the cooking time for is hands-off which gives you time to make a sandwich or slip into your coziest sweats or pajamas. So put on your fuzzy slippers and get under your favorite blanket while you read about these 15 hearty soups that will keep you warm all winter.

10.  10 Ways to Make Soup With Global FlavorThai Carrot Soup 1200x800

When the weather gets colder, we want soup, but it can get boring making the same five or six soups all the time. That’s when it’s time to break out the herbs and spices and go international. When you know the flavor profiles of all the different ethnic cuisines, you can make soups that will make you feel like you’re eating in another part of the world with every bowl. Of course, you can’t hit every single country and their representative soups, but here are 10 of our favorite cuisines and lots of delicious soup recipes that have international appeal. Get ready to be warmed up and well-fed with these global soups.

11. Have a Merry Christmas With These 30 Veggie Soups, Salads, and StartersApple Pumpkin Soup With Caramelized Onions

A small bowl of soup is a wonderful way to start the meal and warm everyone up. Take a look at The Best Quick Soups to Keep You Warm Through the Winter. You can also use a crockpot or slow-cooker and let the soup cook itself while you prepare the rest of the meal. Here are 10 Nutritious Soups and Stews to Make in Your Slow Cooker. We also have recipes for 15 Fresh and Cool Raw Soups in case the last thing you want is a hot bowl of soup.

12. The Best Quick Soups to Keep You Warm Through the WinterRheastomatosoup 1200x750

When you get home and you’re cold and hungry, nothing is better than sitting down to a hot bowl of soup. But if you don’t have soup already made, waiting in the fridge to be warmed up, you may think it takes too long to cook up a fresh pot. The good news is that’s not true. While soup does taste better the longer it cooks, and even better the next day, you can make a full-flavored, hearty soup in about half an hour. Plus, most of the cooking time for soup is hands-off which gives you time to make a sandwich or slip into your coziest sweats or pajamas. Soup is just what everyone needs in the cold winter months. You can have a quick, healthy and comforting bowl of soup sitting in front of you before you know it. Here are some ideas for the best quick winter soups. Bet you feel warmer just reading about them.

13. 10 Nutritious Soups and Stews To Make in Your Slow CookerSlow Cooker Soup 1194x800 1

Soups and stews keep us warm in the winter and fill our bellies, while also providing a variety of nutrients. They’re like the warm version of smoothies if you will. Toss everything in one container, mix it up and see what you get. Most of the time, it’s something awesome, but sometimes you can overcook your veggies or burn your noodles, or perhaps undercook them and suffer not-so-great results.

14. How to Make Miso Soup in 10 MinutesHow to Make Miso

Miso is an incredibly flavorful, nutritionally beneficial fermented food to incorporate into any diet. Miso brings not only great umami taste to any dish, which is perfect if your taste buds are acclimating to life without meat, it also provides a powerful punch of cancer-fighting antioxidants. There are many different varieties of miso, including white, yellow and red, each with a different flavor profile. Some are fermented with soy, while others brown rice and barley. White is the most delicate of the three and tends to work well with many different foods; red is quite salty and intense. You can find miso pastes made with soy only, in addition to some that include brown rice, barley, chickpeas or other legumes.

15. Start 2018 Feeling Fresh With These Detox Soups, Salads and ElixirsVegan Grain-Free Endive Salad With Crispy Chickpeas

Even when you’re trying to be healthy it’s so easy to overeat during the holiday season when you’re surrounded by the happiness good company can bring. However, don’t throw in the towel on your health goals! We have 15 easy, light, plant-based recipes that will have you feeling in tip-top shape in no time! Plus, one bonus detox dessert recipe. Beat the bloat, clear your skin, get back to your old routine (or start a brand new one)! Here are 5 salads, 5 soups, and 5 detoxing drinks from the Food Monster App so that you can pair any three for a healing meal to start 2018 with a whole new level of energy!

16. 15 Fresh and Cool Raw Soups for the Summer5 Dinners You Can Make Using Just One Pot

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy raw soups, since they do not need to be cooked and are meant to taste delicious when cold. Making raw soups can help you get in your daily fruits and veggies too. So go out, get some fresh produce, and check out these 15 fresh and cool raw soups for the summer.

17. How to Make Creamy, Cheesy Vegan SoupHow to Make Vegan Versions of Your Favorite Brand Name Foods

A big bowl of creamy soup can be enough of a filling meal on its own. I remember loving creamy, cheesy potato soup when I was a kid, and I still crave the taste every so often to this day. Though hot, rich soups can be especially satisfying for the winter months, there’s something very amazing about a creamy, chilled soup in the spring and summer months as well. Luckily, getting a creamy consistency in vegan soups is easily done with beloved vegan ingredients like cashew cream and nutritional yeast. If you have a craving for some rich soup, check out these steps for making creamy, cheesy vegan soup.

18. How to Make Simple Veg Stews to Keep You Warm This WinterHow to Make Simple Vegan Stews to Keep You Warm Up This Winter

When the weather gets cold, my body wants something hot to eat but sometimes soup just doesn’t feel like enough to warm my bones. That’s when I want something thick, hearty and satisfying; that’s when I want stew. Making stew is similar to making soup – it’s just a bunch of ingredients cooked in liquid for a while but it’s thicker than soup. The liquid in stews transforms into a gravy or sauce that is filled with flavor from the extended cooking time. Stews may look complicated but they are really very easy to make. Here are some tips on how to make simple veg stews and chilis. And we have recipes, of course, lots and lots of recipes. You’re probably feeling warmer already.

19. Comfort Food in a Bowl: 15 Protein-Packed Soups, Stews, and CurriesGo Label-Free with A Week's Worth of Whole Food Meals

As the weather gets colder, all we want to do is curl up in a blanket and hibernate. While we won’t argue against that sentiment, there’s a much easier solution to the chill in the air: hearty soups and stews packed with protein. And why not throw curries in the mix, too? After all, they’re like warm, delicious, Indian-spiced stews. So, they count. Why go for something packed with protein? Plant-based proteins have a one-two combo of protein and fiber that helps us feel fuller, longer — even more so than meat! Plus, plant-based proteins like chickpeas, lentils, and other legumes and pulses are among the most affordable ingredients out there. Plus soup is easy to prepare so you can spend less time standing in the kitchen and more time all warm and cozy on your couch. Ready to get started? Check out these 15 easy and affordable recipes for soups, stews, and curries!

20. 15 Hearty Stews, Chilis, and Curries That Would Make the Best Pot Pie Filling Everportobello chana masala

When you’re craving comfort food, nothing satisfies you like a warm, savory pot pie. Sure, you can pick up premade vegan pot pie from the frozen aisle, but when you make your own filling, you can customize everything to your own tastes. First, you have to make the perfect pie crust. You can pick up a premade pie crust blend or you can do it the old-fashioned way and make it from scratch. Even without dairy, you can make a buttery, flaky pie crust (and you can even make it gluten-free!) that’s perfect for all your savory pie-making needs.  Once you’ve mastered the art of making pie crust from scratch, it’s time to decide on the filling. You can go the traditional route with recipes like this Parsnip and Mushroom Pot Pie or make things interesting with this Jackfruit Pot Pie, this Minestrone Pot Pie With Biscuit Topping, and this Curry Gravy Vegetable Pot Pie that has all the ingredients you would find in your usual pot pie covered in an Indian-spiced gravy. What we love about the last two recipes is that it takes two different comfort foods and combines them into one awesome fall dinner. For another example of that, check out this Mac and Cheese Pie, a Scottish food that’s normally loaded with dairy, made completely dairy-free. At One Green Planet, we’re always thinking about how to put creative spins on our favorite comfort foods, so we’ve come prepared with ideas  — delicious ideas. So, the next time you’re going to make a pot pie, try one of these 15 recipes as the filling. You’ll thank us.

Lead image source: Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Pumpkin Sour Cream 

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