5 Healthy Soups and Stews to Keep You Warm

Stay warm during chilly months (or all year long!) with these healthy and hearty soup and stew recipes.

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The worst of winter may be over (please, let it be over!), but it can still get pretty chilly out there. Get through the last leg of winter with these healthy soup and stew recipes that will keep you warm until spring.

Cauliflower Chowder

Photo credit: Damn Delicious

Photo credit: Damn Delicious

When you hear the word chowder, you think, "Creamy, yum! But cream, eh, unhealthy." Not this time! There's no heavy cream in sight, and cauliflower takes the place of high-carb potatoes for a lighter but still flavorful version of a comfort-food fave. Don't worry though, this bowl doesn't shy away completely from indulgence — there's crispy bacon on top.

Get the full recipe at Damn Delicious.

Tomato Basil Chicken Stew

Photo credit: Gimme Some Oven

Photo credit: Gimme Some Oven

This 30-minute recipe is a no-brainer. The perfect pair (tomato and basil) creates a delicious base for protein-packed chicken and spinach to blend with fiber-rich beans and lots of spices. Together with cheese, they make a quick and hearty meal that will warm you from the inside out.

Get the full recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Photo credit: Krafted Koch

Photo credit: Krafted Koch

When naming a soup everyone loves, chicken tortilla likely comes to mind. Please the whole family sans any extra effort with this slow-cooker recipe with a kick. Paprika, chili powder and cumin make this one super flavorful without adding major calories. The best part is you can throw everything into the cooker in the morning and come home to the smell of a finished meal.

Get the full recipe at Krafted Koch.

Thai Curry Lentil + Sweet Potato Soup

Photo credit: Sweet Peas & Saffron

Photo credit: Sweet Peas & Saffron

At first glance you might think this is just another butternut squash soup, but take a deeper look and you'll see a unique recipe you can't wait to try. The familiar flavors of Thai cooking (curry paste, lime juice, coconut milk) come together in this tasty one-pot meal that you'll be eating for days.

Hearty and Healthy Beef Stew With Zucchini Noodles

Photo credit: Inspiralized

Photo credit: Inspiralized

You'll be so inspiralized by this take on beef stew that uses zucchini "noodles" in lieu of egg noodles or starchy potatoes. The key here is to let the z-oodles be the star of the plate — they create a big bed of good-for-you green to top with meat and veggies. Sure, you need a gadget (a spiralizer) to create the wavy zucchini, but we have a feeling once you try this dish, the tool will become less of a trend and more of a staple in your kitchen.

Get the full recipe at Inspiralized.

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