8 Healthy Soup Recipes: Chicken, Slow Cooker, and More

Dec 16 2016
Studies show that starting a meal with broth-based soup can reduce your overall calorie intake. But don't rely on canned ones! These low-calorie recipes rock...

Hungry Chick Chunky Soup

1/10th of recipe (about 1 cup): 150 calories, 1g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 570mg sodium, 15g carbs, 4.25g fiber, 5g sugars, 20.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

This slow-cooker recipe is an absolute classic here at Hungryland! The stewed tomatoes are sheer perfection, and the shredded chicken is so tender. And just look at all that protein... Amazing! Bonus: It makes a whopping 10 servings (and we've been known to eat two servings at a time!).

Roasted Winter Vegetable Chowder

1/6th of recipe (about 1 cup): 93 calories, <0.5g fat (0g sat fat), 511mg sodium, 20g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 3g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

This wow-worthy chowder may be the heartiest veggie soup on the face of the planet! Butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, and onion swim in a savory broth that's thickened with roasted veggie puree. Mmmm... And the whole thing is ready in under an hour! Add the ingredients to your grocery list STAT.

Slow-Cooker Veggie-Noodle Soup

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 56 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 701mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 3g protein

SmartPoints® value 0*

Love noodles in your soup, but not all the carby calories they bring? Then you'll be obsessed with this zucchini-noodle soup that's made in a slow cooker! It's loaded with flavor, and the portion size is totally impressive. Talk about a season-long staple...

Mexican Taco Soup

Entire recipe (about 2 2/3 cups): 351 calories, 11.5g total fat (4.5g sat fat), 669mg sodium, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugars, 33.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 8*

Do you love soup so much you could make an entire meal out of it? If so, you'll love this giant bowl of zesty yumminess! The tomato-y broth is packed with Mexican goodies: ground beef, sweet corn, melty cheese, crunchy taco shell bits, and more. It's like a taco platter you can eat with a spoon. Olé!

Kazu's Special Eggplant & Shrimp Soup

1/5th of recipe (about 1 cup): 68 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 998mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 8g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Words cannot express how much we adore this Japanese-style soup! It's our at-home take on an incredible dish made by HG Lisa's favorite sushi chef, Kazu. Slightly sweet and insanely low in calories, it'll become a staple in your life as soon as you try it. We promise: It's totally worth seeking out the Asian noodle soup base.

Italian Wedding Soup with Cauliflower Rice

1/10th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 108 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 677mg sodium, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 12.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

People. This soup is overflowing with meatballs! And thanks to rice made from cauliflower, it isn't weighed down with starchy carbs. Such a yummy take on a comfort-food classic, and only 108 itty-bitty calories per nicely sized serving. Try it!

Yippee-Ki-Yay Spicy Southwest Chicken Chowder

1/10th of recipe (about 1 cup): 163 calories, 1.5g fat, 654mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 18.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Looking for something with a little kick to it? You got it! This slow-cooker Tex-Mex chowder is really special. It's got black beans, corn, red peppers, chicken... Ahhhh! Our fun little trick? We use mashed potato flakes and sour cream to make the base extra creamy.

Slow-Cooker Seafood Stew

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 181 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 552mg sodium, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 26g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

You can never have too many slow-cooker creations, and this one is truly outstanding! Clams, shrimp, and white fish make this stew extra filling. And the kale is an excellent touch! Once again, mashed potato flakes thicken up the base. We're getting hungry just thinking about this tasty fish stew!

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Hooray! It's National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, December 16th. Our pick: Sarris Pretzel Slims 100 Calorie packs. Totally worth ordering!

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