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7 High-Protein Vegetarian Soups That Even Meat Lovers Will Crave

We promise no one will miss the meat.

Soup is a comforting and warming meal—and a great way to get your veggies in the winter when you don’t feel like a cold salad. But sometimes, if it doesn’t have enough protein, a vegetarian soup can feel too light as a meal on its own.

If you’re a vegetarian or just watching your waistline, you can definitely make a meal of these seven high-protein meatless soups and stews that are sure to fill you up, but not out!

1. Lentil Soup

This lentil soup is not only warm and cozy, it’s loaded with hearty ingredients such as chickpeas, carrots, onions and more, making it a filling dinner choice.

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Story of Cooks

Recipe: Story of Cooks

2. Chickpea Stew

This vegan and gluten-free stew is nothing short of uber-satisfying. It’s packed with protein from not only the chickpeas, but from the assortment of vegetables and filling brown rice as well.

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Recipe: Healthier Steps

3. Spring Vegetable Quinoa Minestrone

Minestrone soup is tasty on its own, but with this addition of quinoa, you get more protein, fiber and a satisfying texture.

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Simply Quinoa

Recipe: Simply Quinoa

4. Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup

This Mexican-inspired soup is brimming with black beans, avocado, corn, peppers, carrots and more. Even raging carnivores won’t miss the meat.

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The Glowing Fridge

Recipe: The Glowing Fridge

5. White Bean And Kale Soup

The savory combo of white beans and kale not only makes a tasty pairing, it provides a powerful dose of nutrients too. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan for extra flavor as well as protein.

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Culinary Hill

Recipe: Culinary Hill

6. Quinoa, Black Bean And Pumpkin Soup

This unique pumpkin-based soup gets its texture from quinoa and black beans, and is topped with cool and satisfying avocado. You’ll definitely get leftovers from this filling soup.

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Avocado Pesto

Recipe: Avocado Pesto

7. Turmeric Soup With Lentils And Farro

Not only is this soup a protein powerhouse thanks to the lentils and farro, you’ll get the added healing powers of turmeric to help keep you well through the winter.

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Honest Cooking

Recipe: Honest Cooking