It’s the start of the new year, which means it’s time for you to start eating healthy and finally lose that extra weight. It’s great to have that goal in mind, but knowing what you should actually eat to lose weight can be tricky. Well since it’s winter, you might as well start with soup. It’s light, it’s comforting, and you can load it up with all sorts of healthy goodies that can help you reach your goals.
But, if you load up your soup with pasta and rice, the carbs and calories skyrocket. The solution? Low-carb soups! Here are seven low-carbohydrate soup recipes that are as tasty as they are healthy.
1. Vegan Carrot Soup With Caramelized Onion
This soup is not only low-carb, but it’s vegan, gluten-free and paleo, which means it’s suitable for any diet. This creamy soup is made with carrots, potatoes, vegetable stock and some optional herbs and garnishes. Carrots never tasted better!
Recipe: The Tomato Tart
2. Hearty Salmon Chowder
Load up on protein with this soothing salmon chowder. It’s loaded with vegetables, including leeks, celery, rutabaga and celeriac, and it’s cooked with coconut milk, making it a lighter option than your traditional cream-based chowder.
Recipe: Healing Family Eats
3. Low-Carb Pho
Pho is usually viewed as an indulgent treat, but this low-carb version is guilt-free. Instead of rice noodles, this recipe uses shirataki noodles instead—which means zero carbs for these noodles. This soup still includes all the usual fixings, so it’s filled with an abundance of flavor.
4. Chicken “Zoodle” Soup
If you’re a fan of chicken noodle soup, you’ll love this lightened-up version made with zucchini noodles instead of regular white pasta. Just because you want to lose weight doesn’t mean you need to give up comfort food, and this soup is as warming as it is tasty.
Recipe: Damn Delicious
5. Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup
This Zuppa Toscana soup is an Olive-Garden copy-cat—low-carbohydrate style. Instead of potato, this recipe calls for cauliflower florets, but the rest of its signature ingredients, consisting of sausage, onion, garlic and kale, are still all included.
Recipe: Gal On A Mission
6. Low-Carb Italian Wedding Soup
This simple soup takes less than an hour to make, and it’s loaded with your choice of turkey or beef meatballs, carrots, celery and spinach. With a bowl of this hearty soup, you’ll feel filled up, but not weighted down.
Recipe: That’s Low Carb?
7. Healthy Chicken Minestrone Soup
This minestrone soup skips the beans and the pasta to reduce the carb load, and it instead goes heavy on the chicken and vegetables. This veggie-filled, tomat0-based soup is so loaded with goodies that it works as a main course.
Recipe: Low Carb Maven