When it comes to cold weather, there is nothing better than a bowl of soup to warm the stomach. Here, we have gathered three favourite soup recipes that will make sure to keep you warm this season. Additionally, we have broken down the key ingredients in these recipes that have positive effects on your body and skin.
Kimchi Vegetable Soup
While many of you may never even have heard of this soup before, don't let that deter you from giving it a chance! If you're not familiar with kimchi, it is a fermented Korean side dish that is typically made with cabbage. Kimchi has been dubbed as a superfood. During its fermentation process, kimchi has developed probiotics that help fight various infections in your body. As a vegetable soup, this recipe contains many heart healthy vegetables like kale, garlic, ginger and onions. In addition, this soup also contains coconut oil, which helps to convert your body's LDL (bad cholesterol) into HDL (good cholesterol). Other ingredients you will need include: stock, rice noodles, two eggs and other vegetables of your choice. For the full recipe, please visit Bon Appétit.
Nothing gets your stomach warmed quite as fast as a hearty cup of chili, and this recipe does just that. This is a recipe of classic chili, but with healthy alternatives. Rather than using the traditional ground meat, this recipe calls for ground turkey, which is a much leaner alternative. However, be sure you choose the lean version! It is also a plus to find the ground turkey with as little dark meat as possible, since those have higher contents of saturated fats. This recipe also calls for black beans, which is an excellent source of fibre and potassium. Black beans are also great for lowering cholesterol. You will also need onions, garlic, jalapeño, tomato paste, chili powder, canned tomatoes, cumin and chicken broth. To see the full recipe, go to Delish.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This is a staple for many household recipe books and we won't go as far to say that this is the best recipe ever created, but this certainly does have its benefits. What sets this recipe apart from others is the fact that it contains rosemary, which makes this soup much more fragrant and more appetizing than the typical chicken noodle soup. Smelling rosemary has been said to help improve your memory. In addition, rosemary contains antibacterial and antioxidant components. This soup is chocked full of vitamin A, which is good for your eyes, and vitamin K, which helps blood clotting. If you're interested in checking out this recipe, visit Cooking Classy.
Edited by ISABEL JÄRNSTRÖM
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