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Spiced squash and lentil soup

Best healthy soup recipes

Published: September 2, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Try our nutritious soups, from antioxidant-rich Moroccan veggie soup to red lentil dahl soup, these dishes are full of fibre, potassium and iron

Looking for healthy soup recipes? Want the best healthy chicken soup? Our health editor has found the most nutritious soups that are low in calories and packed with fibre, potassium, vitamins and antioxidants. Check out our recipes below, and then take a look at our healthy curry recipes.


Get more healthy lunch inspiration with our collections of healthy lunch recipes, low-calorie lunch recipes, healthy lunch box ideas and healthy sandwiches.

Best healthy soup recipes

Shredded veg miso soup

Shred ginger, leeks and carrots into this umami-rich soup and top up with quinoa and kale for a nourishing, low-calorie meal. Quinoa is a good source of protein and fibre, while kale is rich in calcium and vitamin K, important for healthy blood and strong bones.

Vegan Miso Soup with Veggies Recipe

Moroccan veggie soup

This colourful soup is packed with nutritious veggies, pulses and spices for a vegan winter warmer with less than 250 calories. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene – an antioxidant-rich plant pigment which provides many pink and red fruits and vegetables with their signature colour. The addition of cinnamon makes this a great choice for those wanting to support blood sugar balance.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup Recipe

Healthy chicken miso soup

Fry shredded chicken in miso and gochujang and add to this nutritious broth for a gut-friendly meal.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Miso and Chilli

Spiced squash, spinach and lentil soup

This wholesome and filling soup not only packs 18g of plant protein per serving, but it also provides a great source of vitamin A from the butternut squash and iron from the spinach. Simply leave out the yogurt garnish or try topping with a dollop of coconut yogurt to make this vegan.

Spiced squash and lentil soup

Mexican prawn soup

Check out our hearty Mexican soup recipe with king prawns. This easy one-pot dish is packed with flavour and has under 300 calories for a light midweek meal. Avocado offers a great source of healthy fats, while the generous helping of fresh coriander is rich in antioxidants.

Mexican prawn soup

Super green soup

Check out this healthy vegan broth packed with extra greens and quinoa. This quick and easy recipe takes inspiration from punchy Vietnamese flavours like lemongrass, ginger and mint, and comes in at under 150 calories for a super light meal.

Vietnamese Vegan Soup Recipe

Red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka

Our vegan red lentil dahl soup is low in calories and the perfect midweek winter warmer to feed the whole family. Lentils offer a wonderful source of plant protein, while broccoli provides a healthy dose of iron, potassium and fibre.

Vegan Red Lentil Dahl Recipe with Broccoli Tarka

Fibre-rich kale and bean soup

A healthy, vegetarian kale and bean soup recipe to keep the whole family warm and full. This is a great way to introduce more fibre-rich legumes into your diet as the borlotti beans absorb the wonderful flavours of the soup throughout cooking.

Kale and bean soup

Mexican charred sweetcorn soup

Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican-inspired recipe. If the fresh flavours aren’t enough of a reason to try this delicious soup, the red peppers offer a great source of vitamin A for your skin and eyes, while a squeeze of fresh lime juice helps to stimulate the digestive system and ready it for the meal ahead.

Vegan Mexican Sweetcorn Soup Recipe with Ancho Chillies

Thai red curry butternut squash soup

Try our Thai red curry butternut squash soup for a warming winter option. The curry paste provides a variety of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich spices, while butternut squash offers both soluble and insoluble fibre which can help you to feel fuller for longer.

Thai Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Healthy tomato soup

This filling tomato soup uses tinned chopped tomatoes and tomato purée; two of the best sources of the skin-healthy antioxidant, lycopene. As well as being low in calories, the variety of herbs and spices from chilli, ginger and garlic are anti-inflammatory and also support the immune system.

Tomato, chipotle and rice soup

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