Healthy Soups and Stews to Get You Through the Winter

There is nothing like coming home on a snowy, icy, cold winter day to a warm, homemade meal. Soups and stews are a warm bowl of comfort on a winter’s eve. They can be easy to prepare, healthy and if you like to use the crockpot, they may even be ready the minute you walk in the door.

Give one of these recipes a try, or share your favorite soup or stew recipe in the comment section below!

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa

Chicken Stew by Cookin' Canuk

Ingredients

  • 1½ lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 3½ cups chicken broth
  • 1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp real salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes
  • ⅔ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¾ cup pitted and quartered kalamata olives
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

Get the full recipe at Cookin’ Canuk.

Ham, Lentil and Kale Soup

Ham Lentil and Kale Soup by Donna Hay

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra, for drizzling
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1.4kg ham hock
  • 6 litres water
  • 1 cup (280g) tomato purée (tomato passata)
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 6 sprigs parsley
  • 2 stalks celery, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 swede, peeled and chopped
  • 1 turnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup (200g) puy lentils*
  • 1½ cups (270g) macaroni
  • 300g kale, stems removed and chopped
  • real salt and cracked black pepper

Get the full recipe at Donna Hay.

Paleo Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup by Paleo Cupboard

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped butternut squash (3 pound squash)
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or more if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. real salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup almond milk

For the full recipe, visit Paleo Cupboard.

Happy cooking!