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January 07, 2019

These healthy soup recipes are Whole30-friendly and 100 percent delicious

January is National Soup Month — here's how to celebrate and stay on your popular diet plan

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January is a momentous month. Not only does it bring forth a new year, every year, it’s also National Soup Month. This is great timing, because what’s a better antidote for January’s bitter cold and unforgiving wind than a hearty and warming soup?

While chili filled with tons of cheese and sour cream may be what you’re after, that dish might not align with your newly appointed 2019 healthy eating goals. But fret not, there are ways to satisfy your craving for a creamy, hearty and delicious soup in slightly healthier ways, no matter what diet you may be following at the moment.

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Below, we’ve rounded up four healthier takes on soup that are Whole30-friendly. Whole30 is a diet designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system. The program identifies certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) that could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it and cuts them out for 30 days.

These four recipes will help satisfy decadent soup cravings without straying from the Whole30 plan.

No Bean Chili 

Prep time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: Ground beef, bell pepper, yellow onion, two cans of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock, minced garlic, and seasonings

This dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo, sugar-free, and Whole30-friendly recipe is a thick and hearty comfort food that’ll leave you with plenty of leftovers (this recipe makes eight, one-cup servings). [via The Whole Cook]

Pizza Soup 

Prep time: About 40 minutes
Ingredients: Chicken sausage, uncured pepperoni, marinara, can of fire roasted tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, black olives and seasonings

This highly customizable gluten-free, dairy-free, and Whole30- friendly recipe is very simple to throw together and will surely satisfy your hankering for pizza, while sticking to the Whole30 plan. Just ensure ingredients like chicken sausage and marinara are Whole30-approved before you buy them. [via Real Food with Jessica]

Creamy Taco Soup 

Prep time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: Yellow onion, bell peppers, ground beef, can of diced tomatoes, bone broth, can of coconut milk, can of diced green chiles and tons of seasonings. Avocado, cilantro, lime or green onions to top it all off.

This hearty and nutritious dairy-free recipe can be made in a slow cooker, Instant Pot or on the stove top. To make the soup even creamier, blend everything together at the very end. [via The Movement Menu]

Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup

Prep time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: Ground turkey, one egg, flour, garlic, onion, carrots, chicken or vegetable broth, one bunch of kale and seasonings

This gluten, grain, and dairy-free soup recipe is one that is easy to make and filling. Use a quality bone broth in place to up the ante. [via Savory Lotus]

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