Very Best Healthy Recipes Series: Part 8
~ These delicious, cozy chili and soup recipes are perfect for dinner as the weather turns cooler! Full of big flavors and nourishing ingredients, these all-time most popular recipes prove that comfort food can be healthy, too! So get comfy … and dig right in! ~
You guys know I’m a true summer girl at heart. I’m happiest in flip-flops and shorts, with the top off my Jeep (and preferably, the doors off, too!). But, as the weather turns chillier here in Ohio, I’m slowly letting go of all my beloved, light and fresh summer recipes, and yearning for the warm, hearty comfort food of fall.
And really, few things are cozier in cool weather than a homemade pot of soup or chili, simmering merrily away. The delicious smells waft through the house, beckoning the family to dinner. As much as I hate to see summer go, that’s one of the many things I adore about autumn!
But true comfort food doesn’t have to be bad for you, full of heavy ingredients that make you feel sluggish and sleepy (and … ahem … might have you reaching for those baggy, loose-waisted “comfy pants” …). Nope! This is comfort food you can feel good about! Hearty and warming, but truly nourishing, too!
If you loved our last “Very Best Healthy Recipes” post from a few weeks ago – all about the most popular vegetarian entrées – then this list of chili and soup recipes will have you doing a happy dance, too! It just so happens that most of these soup and chili recipes are vegetarian or even vegan (perfect for Meatless Monday!), although you’ll also find a few that’ll keep die-hard carnivores happy, like turkey chili and chicken tortilla soup.
No matter which you pick, these recipes are blissfully easy … because, you know … that’s how we like things here at THK! Quick recipes are especially perfect for this time of year, as everyone’s schedules seem to get extra-busy, and we’re all desperately searching for simple yet healthy dinner recipes! And talk about easy … we’ve even got some crock pot recipes on the list (I can hear you cheering! 😉 ).
Plus, you know that if these chili and soup recipes made our “Very Best” list, they’re 100% worth a try! All of the recipes throughout this year-long series come from bloggers around the world – in answer to our request for our fellow food bloggers to share the A-number-one, all-time-most-popular healthy recipe from their entire site. Yep – we asked hundreds of bloggers each to share just one healthy recipe – just their one very, very most popular. Quite a few bloggers told us that a chili our soup recipe was their all-time best (one look at these and you’ll see why!), and we whittled the list down to this showcase of our 11 faves.
The 11 that I’m dying to make!
The 11 that might just make me a little happier to put the doors back on the Jeep, stash my flip-flops, and say good-bye to summer.
Well … maybe …
Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup from Tara at Noshing with the Nolands
Roasted Broccoli Fennel Soup with Kale + Lemon Zest from Sherrie at With Food + Love
Healthy and Easy Turkey Chili from Rebecca at Sugar & Soul
Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup from Julia at A Cedar Spoon
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup from Danielle at The Creative Bite
Black Bean and Lentil Chili from Caroline at Taste Love and Nourish
Best Ever Mushroom Soup from Sam at Pancake Warriors
Pumpkin Soup with Pesto Toast from Nicky at Little Family Adventure
Slow Cooker Quinoa, Sweet Potato, & Black Bean Vegetarian Chili from Kare at Kitchen Treaty
Creamy Curry Chickpea Soup from Mel at A Virtual Vegan
Healthy Turkey and Veggie Chili from Sarah at Snixy Kitchen
And don’t miss all the other super-popular recipes in our “Very Best Healthy Recipes” series!
- Food Bloggers’ Best Healthy Cooking Tips and Swaps … with Recipes! (Part 1)
- 11 All-Time Best Healthy Breakfast Ideas (Part 2)
- 5 All-Time Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes (Part 3)
- 10 All-Time Best Healthy Snack Ideas (Part 4)
- 11 All-Time Best Healthy Salad Recipes (Part 5)
- 6 All-Time Best Healthy Side Dish and Vegetable Recipes (Part 6)
- 13 All-Time Best Healthy Vegetarian Meals (Part 7)
- 11 All-Time Best Healthy, Easy Chicken Recipes (Part 9)
- 9 All-Time Best Healthy, Easy Seafood and Fish Recipes (Part 10)
- 7 All-Time Best Easy, Healthy, Dessert Recipes (Part 11)
2 thoughts on “11 All-Time Best Healthy Chili and Soup Recipes”
Thanks so much for including my favorite chili, Shelley! I’m so loving this whole list! With a chill in the air today, I can’t wait to try them all!
Thank you so much for including our soup, everything looks delicious!!