Is there anything you look forward to eating when the weather turns a bit chilly? Yup, it’s the same for most of us… SOUP. Eating healthy, it makes sense that you want to combine soup and superfoods. There are tons of soup ideas using autumn superfoods, but these ideas are great ones to start with. You can easily customize them according to your preferences.
Harvest Squash Soup
This first soup is going to start with the basis of a classic butternut squash soup, but also add in some other autumn harvest ingredients, including other veggies and seasonings that are perfect for this time of year. You can use your butternut squash, along with pumpkin or other types of squash that you can get in the fall. This soup also tastes really great when you add in some tomatoes, onions, and celery. Then use vegetable broth, some cooked rice, and your choice of seasonings. At this point, you can customize it until you have made the perfect harvest squash soup.
Turkey and Rice Soup
Rice is a great addition to any soup, since it adds more fiber, lots of flavor, and makes the soup more hearty and filling. You can use wild rice or any other type of rice you like for this one, including white or brown rice. The superfoods here come from the turkey and kale, which are both excellent to have in the fall season. This is a hot soup that will warm bellies on a chilly fall evening. Some ingredients that go great with this soup are tomatoes, celery, onions, carrots, and kale or spinach if you prefer. You can either use vegetable broth or chicken broth for a little more flavor.
Quinoa Soup with Superfoods
Another excellent soup recipe to try out is also going to use grains, but it has quinoa instead of rice. Not only is the quinoa itself a superfood you can enjoy year-round, but it also includes some great superfood veggies for you. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, and generally more nutritious than other types of rice. Kick the superfoods up a notch with veggies like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. You can also have more of a harvest quinoa soup with butternut squash, but that is entirely up to you. Seasoning like thyme, oregano, onion, and celery are wonderful in this type of soup.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
Two popular vegetables to enjoy during the fall that are also nutritious superfoods are carrots and sweet potato. You can combine them by making this creamy soup in the fall. You can use your peeled and sliced carrots, diced and peeled sweet potatoes, vegetable broth, and onion. For an Asian flair, add in some red curry powder or paste, garlic, and ginger.