When the weather gets colder, it’s soup season! Soup just tastes better in winter. The winter months are the perfect time to make and eat homemade soup, and if it’s a healthy soup recipe, that’s even better! Once the holidays are over, everyone is looking to get back on track with healthy eating. This collection of 13 healthy bean soups will help you stay cozy and warm, and also healthy and fit, this winter.
Eating beans has a long list of health benefits. They’re full of fiber, minerals and protein. Eating beans is associated with lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, and with lower weight and blood cholesterol. Unfortunately, beans are notorious for causing gastrointestinal distress, but you can avoid this by drinking plenty of water, and by eating beans regularly so your body is used to it. Beano tablets are also helpful.
30-minute chicken and white bean chili is a family-friendly, light and healthy recipe you can put together in a hurry with common pantry ingredients. Don’t be surprised if it earns a spot in your regular dinner rotation.
This vegan black bean soup takes only ten minutes and a few basic ingredients to make, but the recipe includes tons of options for mixing up the seasonings and toppings. You can customize this healthy soup so it’s perfect for you.
Chickpea noodle soup is a play on everyone’s childhood favorite, chicken noodle soup. Perfect for a cold winter day or if you’re feeling under the weather.
This beautiful soup is packed full of healthy veggies and fiber-rich white beans in an herb-infused tomato and vegetable broth. The classic Italian flavors of this soup will have you dreaming of a gorgeous winter day in Tuscany.
Even carnivores will love this warm, spicy vegetarian chili, with chopped vegetables and grains standing in for ground beef.
“Fall” in love with this beautiful blend of seasonal vegetables, herbs, broth and chickpeas. This simple, good-for-you soup will warm your soul.
Pasta e ceci is a classic Roman soup with pasta, chickpeas and vegetables. Enjoy this recipe straight from Nonna’s kitchen.
Pesto is the magic ingredient that brings bold, fresh flavor to this healthy soup with beans and greens. Its gorgeous green color will brighten any chilly day.
This is definitely a special soup recipe, with homemade turkey meatballs, orzo, white beans and veggies. It’s a labor of love that’s worth the time it takes to create.
Tender cannellini beans are the stars of this simple but filling vegetable soup. It’s the perfect recipe for when you want something healthy and satisfying.
This family favorite turkey chili is high in protein and packed full of healthy veggies. Kidney beans add even more protein, fiber and an earthy, slightly sweet flavor.
This vegetable soup recipe with white beans is easy to make any time of year, mixing up the veggies depending on what’s in season. A sprinkling of Parmesan cheese makes this soup kid-friendly.
Pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans) is one of Italy’s most famous soup recipes. You can make this dish your own using whatever type of small pasta and whatever type of beans you like.
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