Eight Healthy Snow Day Soup Recipes

If it's going to snow in April, you may as well tough it out with delicious soup.

Photo by Asia Bradlee

Photo by Asia Bradlee

As Boston weather loves to remind us, April doesn’t always mean spring has sprung. The next few days promise to be frigid, so you’ll need comforting soups to get you through. And since they’re made with healthy ingredients, these recipes will help get you into spring shape—assuming the warm weather ever arrives.

1. Skinny New England Clam Chowder
via Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Cauliflower and low-fat milk give this chowder a creamy consistency, without a drop of heavy cream in sight. Fresh clams offer a high dose of iron, as well as minerals like magnesium and zinc.

2. Vegan Tomato Bisque
via The Vegan 8

Cashew butter gives this soup a thick, creamy texture, while the cooked tomatoes’ lycopene adds antioxidants that will keep you healthy even as the snow falls.

3. Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup
via Foodie Crush

Slow cooker soup is always a win. This easy-to-make recipe packs in healthy protein with seasoned turkey meatballs, while kale and carrots sneak in some much-needed, post-weekend vegetables.

4. Spicy Caribbean Black Bean Soup
via Ambitious Kitchen

Can’t escape to the Caribbean for spring break? Warm up with this spicy soup instead. Jalapeños, cumin, cayenne pepper, and Tabasco sauce give this bowl a kick, while black beans add filling fiber and protein.

5. Miso Soup with Rice and Poached Eggs
via The Kitchn

Brown rice and poached eggs lend heartiness to traditional miso soup, while tofu offers up a nutritious protein alternative. Top it with chili garlic sauce for an added spicy kick.

6. Chicken Enchilada Soup
via Sassy Eats

Skip the burrito, and try this enchilada-inspired soup instead. Opt for organic, free-range chicken if possible, and top with a generous serving of avocado slices for those healthy, filling monounsaturated fats.

7. No-Cream of Mushroom Soup
via Healthy. Happy. Life.

This soup contains three types of rosemary-roasted mushrooms—shiitake, portobello, and baby bella—to give you a vitamin D boost. Bonus: Since it’s cream-free, this soup is vegan.

8. Vegetable Lasagna Soup
via Oh My Veggies

This vegetarian soup just might convert carnivores. Packed full of nutritious beans, noodles, and a variety of yummy veggies, it’s lasagna in soup form. Top with low-fat cheese, or add plain Greek yogurt for a creamy consistency.