Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup

I know I have been on quite the soup kick lately.  This Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup will probably be my last one for a while.  I just can’t help it.  Soups are very healthy, filling and budget friendly! Also super easy.

Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup

This soup is packed with vegetables and the beans add protein, making this a complete meal.  It will definitely keep you full for quite a while.  This also makes a lot, so feel free to freeze some too.

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

I had some cabbage I needed to use up, so I decided to make this Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup.  It was very easy and came out great!  The best part is it only calls for simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!  This healthy soup is made in the slow cooker so it can cook even when you leave the house!

slow cooker cabbage soup

The other day when I sent Marcus to the store to get some diced tomatoes, he accidentally bought tomato sauce.  This soup was the perfect use for that sauce.  Plus, the house smelled so good when this was cooking!

This soup recipe makes a ton, but it freezes great.  I like to freeze it in serving sized containers so I can just grab and defrost what I need.  If you wanted to bump up the protein in this recipe, I think adding chickpeas or white beans would be good.

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Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

My husband LOVES spicy food and he created this Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup.  I am a huge wimp when it comes to all things spicy, so this recipe is all his.

He loved the way it came out too!  It’s also a super cinch to make.  If you love spicy recipes, you should definitely check out his homemade sriracha recipe and also his green curry with chickpeas.

slow cooker tortilla soup

I know traditionally, tortilla soup is made from toasted tortilla strips, but we had some tortilla chips leftover from a party, so we decided to use those.  If you like the strips better, you can use those instead.  Either way is fine.

This recipe literally takes a few minutes to throw everything in the pot, then you just walk away and let it cook.  The house will smell so good too! Next time, we will be sure to try it with my vegan sour cream on top.  Yum!!

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Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

After all the holiday dessert indulging, this healthy Red Lentil and Spinach Soup is a great way to get back on track! I just love a good soup recipe, don’t you?  There is a little back story on how this recipe came about.  I will share below.

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

This Christmas, my husband’s family celebrated on the 22nd, so we had no plans on Christmas Day.  We decided to celebrate by going out for Middle Eastern food to celebrate my husband’s Turkish side.  The soup they served was so good, so I had to remake it when I got home.  I have to say that my version came out pretty darn good!

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Mushroom Lentil Potato Stew

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.

Now that it’s officially Fall, I can share lots of soup and stew recipes.  Starting with this Mushroom Lentil Potato Stew!  This meal is so hearty and it will keep you full for quite some time.

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The lentils make the soup by adding lots of protein and fiber!  Lentils, along with beans, dry peas and chickpeas, all fall under the category of pulses.

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses? In addition to this healthy soup recipe, I am here to tell you all about pulses.

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Chunky Vegetable Soup

Fall is coming and I am going to start posting more soup recipes.  Starting with this Chunky Vegetable Soup.  I made this in the slow cooker and it couldn’t have been easier!  I used the slow cooker instead of the pressure cooker because this makes a big batch.  I didn’t think I could fit the whole thing in my pressure cooker.

I love using the slow cooker because the soup can cook even while you are not home.  In fact, when we made this, we left the house for most of the day and came home to a delicious smell.  It was making my mouth water.

chunky vegetable soup

As it’s written, this healthy soup recipe is vegan, gluten free, paleo and oil free.  If you wanted to make it more hearty, I think adding kidney beans or brown lentils may be nice additions.

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