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10 Healthy Soups and Stews for Fall

Ready to bundle up with a warm dish and enjoy the cooler seasons? These hearty and healthy soups and stews will bring fall’s finest to your dinner table.

1. Butternut Squash and Turmeric Soup

This sweet-and-savory soup is packed with antioxidant power. Butternut squash has carotenes, a family of antioxidant nutrients that support healthy eyes and skin. Turmeric contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin.

Photo Credit: Garden in the Kitchen & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Garden in the Kitchen via Yummly

2. Healing Chicken Soup

This protein-packed soup gets its flavor from immune-boosting garlic and anti-inflammatory ginger. Vegetables like carrots, mushrooms and onions give it heart-healthy fiber.

Photo Credit: Stupid Easy Paleo & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Stupid Easy Paleo via Yummly

3. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions

This hearty vegetarian soup is perfect for warming up on a chilly day. Pumpkins are a great source of beta-carotene and fiber. Red bell peppers provide vitamin C, which is necessary to build proteins like collagen. You’ll also find sage in this recipe, an herb with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.


Recipe and Photo: Oh, The Things We’ll Make via Yummly

4. Winter Squash and Beef Stew

Consider using grass-fed meat in this recipe, since it has more flavor and omega-3 fatty acids than non-grass-fed meat. This stew also contains loads of carotenoids and fiber from butternut squash.

Photo Credit: Fed & Fit & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Fed & Fit & Yummly

5. Creamy Roasted Carrot, Garlic and Rosemary Soup

If you want a light but satisfying soup, make this delicious, gluten-free soup your fall go-to. The simple vegan recipe gets its creaminess from almond milk, and is full of beta-carotene-rich carrots. You’ll also get an immune boost from the garlic as well as some antioxidants from the rosemary.

Photo Credit: Veganosity & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Veganosity & Yummly

6. Lamb-and-Apricot Stew

With its unique combination of lamb, apricot, ginger and cinnamon, this Moroccan stew is a flavorful dish to add to your repertoire. Lamb is a great source of protein and vitamin B12. It’s also rich in zinc, a nutrient that helps keep you healthy during cold and flu season. Apricots are full of potassium, carotenes and fiber.

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Martha Stewart & Yummly

7. Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Garlic and Rosemary

This simple vegan recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients. Cauliflower contains the antioxidant vitamin C and heart-healthy fiber.

Photo Credit: Hello Natural & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Hello Natural & Yummly

8. Seafood Stew

This tomato-based stew is full of foods that keep colds at bay: shrimp with immune-boosting zinc, cod with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and garlic with immune-promoting compounds. You’ll also get a dose of heart-healthy olive oil.

Photo Credit: Never Enough Thyme & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Never Enough Thyme via Yummly

9. Sausage, Cabbage and Root Vegetable Soup

Turkey sausage provides this recipe with protein, while vegetables like cabbage lend their heart-healthy fiber. Cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable, gets its disease-fighting properties from numerous phytochemicals. It’s also a great source of vitamin C and folic acid.

Photo Credit: EatingWell®

Recipe and Photo: EatingWell

10. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

This crockpot recipe requires only 15 minutes of prep work. And it’s a complete meal with a perfect balance of protein and fiber.

Photo Credit: Midwest Modern Momma & Yummly

Recipe and Photo: Midwest Modern Momma via Yummly

Check out our collection of soups and stews for more recipe inspiration. 

This post was originally published on Oct 25, 2016. It was last updated on September 13, 2017.

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