Five 30-Minute, Meal-Worthy Soup Recipes

Nothing says sweater weather like a warm bowl of soup. Soup can be a great way of increasing your vegetable intake (read more on that here), but most store-bought options are loaded with sodium and lack the protein needed for a full balanced meal.

Making your own soup at home is much easier than you would expect. Many soup recipes can be whipped up in 30 minutes, making them a perfect weeknight meal. Continue reading for my favourite meal-worthy soup recipes, each loaded with protein and veggies to keep you full longer.

1. Thai Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

I love this hearty yet nutritious soup recipe from Yummy Beet. Using sweet potato in addition to coconut milk gives this soup a delicious creamy texture, and the addition of lentils adds a source of vegetarian protein for a balanced meal. Best part? It’s ready in under 30.

2. Parsnip, Apple, and Brie Soup

This Parsnip, Apple and Brie Soup recipe from Foodland Ontario only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. Using Brie cheese adds a delicious silky texture to this soup and provides protein that most cream soups lack. Try it for a simple dinner this week!

3. Easy Spinach Lentil Soup

This easy spinach lentil soup recipe from Delish has it all. Using lentils adds protein to turn this soup into a real meal, and adding spinach at the end is a great way to use up extra spinach in the fridge. Not to mention it only takes 30 minutes to throw together.

4. 30-Minute Minestrone Soup

Use up all the veggies in your fridge with this quick soup from Averie Cooks. Our dietitians love that this soup is loaded with vegetables and lower in sodium than the pre-made version. Make it for lunches this week or freeze the leftovers!

5. Pumpkin & Red Lentil Soup

This recipe from Registered Dietitian Vinnci Tsui comes together in about 30 minutes, and has all the delicious flavours and spices you're looking for in a fall soup. Using pumpkin adds a boost of nutrition, and lentils add protein to make this a complete balanced meal.

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