January is National Soup Month, and with a polar vortex bearing down on the Northeast United States, soup is a perfect pick me up. A hot bowl of soup does much more than warm up your body on a cold day—it’s loaded with health benefits.
1. It helps keep your New Year’s Resolutions on track!
Broth-based soups full of vegetables are the perfect way to stay full without adding numerous calories. A soup like Golden Quinoa and Kale has the perfect combination of fiber from quinoa coupled with kale, a nutrient-dense superfood.
2. Soup is a quick and easy meal
Making a big [pt of soup on a Sunday is an easy way to ensure that there is always a healthy and nutritious option for lunch or dinner throughout a busy workweek.
3. Soup fights the Flu!
It’s no secret that this years flu vaccine wasn’t the mega-powerhouse doctors thought it would be. Vegetables have tremendous anti-inflammatory properties. What’s more, a hot bowl of vegetable soup can help reduce mucus production in our body.
4. Soup is cheap!
All you need is a quick trip to the grocery store to buy some fresh vegetables and broth to have the necessary ingredients to make a soup to feed your entire family! For a light meal, a soup like Roasted Tomato Basil with a grilled cheese sandwich is perfect and kid approved too.
5. Soup is a easy way to use leftover food
Got some stock? That is the perfect soup base. Add in some fresh veggies and you’ve got a quick and easy way to use any leftover vegetables and you can even add meat if you desire.