National Soup Month
January is National Soup Month, the perfect time to bring out those beloved soup and stew recipes and add a few new gems to your family treasures. While cold soups enhance summertime flavors, their warm, hearty counterparts are a great way to add healthy nutrients to your meals, often at a great savings.
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For a little history on soups, check out: National Soup Month
Soups are a great way to add vegetables, greens, and protein and fiber packed beans to your diet. Their water content adds to your daily intake of this essential element and counts toward the general recommended daily amount of ½ ounce per pound of body weight.
Calculate amount of water you should drink per day here
While we often prefer raw or lightly cooked vegetables for their nutrition, many nutrients are retained when we cook and eat the soup and broth together and in fact some are more digestible as a soup. In addition, healthy and flavorful herbs are added which also reduce our desire for added salt and fats. As a healthy meal, soups can boost nutrition, while keeping calories in a reasonable range.
Read more about the health benefits of soup here
Soups are also quite filling, with the fiber and water they contain. We enjoy them often with a salad, giving the meal the added benefit of fresh greens. A nutrient packed wheat roll is also a great accompaniment, and can add the often desired texture difference. Crackers are another good option to side with your soup, try our homemade crackers to add even greater appeal.
To learn more about the history of soup: ***History of Soup***
Our recipes this month will feature some of our family’s favorites that you may have already tried, such as Broccoli Soup, as well as a few that you may never have heard of including Eggplant Parmesan, a vegan soup for those who enjoy traditional Eggplant Parmesan. Chili lovers will find some new versions introduced here this month, too. Stop by each day for inspirational ideas to celebrate National Soup Month and treat your family to nutritionally packed culinary delights!
Looking for recipes? Check out our soups and stews
and more recipes in our slow cooker recipes. recipes page 1, recipes page 2.
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Looking for other healthy soup recipes? FatFreeVegan.com
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Didn’t know it was National Soup month. Two thumbs up for that, ’cause soup is great!!!
I love soup and I had no idea that soup had it’s own month. I’ll have to make some before the month is over.
It does seem fitting that January, the coldest month, is also National Soup Month.
This is the time perfect weather wise for it to be national soup month!! It has been so cold and rainy soup is what we love to stay warm!
Yes, it does seem like January is the perfect month for soup! What are your favorites?
I had no idea it was national soup month-but fits perfect!
You are right, it is a perfect fit, Aiice! Coldest month of the year with a warm, comforting food!
I love a nice bowl of soup, it’s so comforting especially when it’s that cold outside…
I agree, Caroline; soups are perfect for those cold, winter days!
I had no idea it was national soup month! No wonder I have been loving it!
Winter months are perfect for the hot, hearty soups and stews!
How cool! I didn’t know it’s national soup month but I LOVE soup. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Brittney! Yes, soup seems to be an All-American food!
I really like soup and I just started eating more of it because it can be a easy and fast lunch.
I agree, it can be a great lunch idea! We often have dinner leftovers that we put in jars in the fridge for a quick reheat meal the next day.
I love soup…nice to know a little more about the history of it!
The history of soup is interesting–I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I love soup month…I love soups! 🙂
We enjoy them too, Tiffany! What are your favorites?