5 Slimming Soups

With the right combo of healthy ingredients and a low-calorie stock or broth, your bowl of soup can be a delicious way to get many good-for-you nutrients without packing on the pounds. Here are five slimming soups to choose from.

Dive into a warm bowl of goodness during this bone-chilling weather. With the right combo of healthy ingredients and a low-calorie stock or broth, soup can be a delicious way to get many good-for-you nutrients without packing on the pounds. Here are five slimming soups to choose from.

Toss beans, barley, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes, along with seasonings, in your slow cooker, and voila! In eight hours you have a meal for four, plus leftovers to freeze.

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Christopher Testani

Get a double protein-packed punch from chicken and quinoa in this bowl of heaven. Complemented with broccoli, carrots and onions, it’s a meal on its own.

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Thicken this soup in a creative way: Stir hummus into the chicken broth. Add low-calorie cremini mushrooms with a handful of flavor-enhancing ingredients for a soup that clocks in at about 250 calories per serving.

Thick and creamy soup can be healthy! Here chicken broth is thickened with flour and fat-free evaporated milk. Serve it with a turkey sandwich or green salad for a complete meal.

TURKEY, KALE AND BROWN RICE SOUP, Giada De Laurentiis, Giada at Home/Power Boost, Food Network, Olive Oil, Shallots, Carrots, Red Bell Pepper, White Turkey Meat, Herbes De Provence, Kale, Brown Rice, Parsley, Parmesan,TURKEY, KALE AND BROWN RICE SOUP, Giada De Laurentiis, Giada at Home/Power Boost, Food Network, Olive Oil, Shallots, Carrots, Red Bell Pepper, White Turkey Meat, Herbes De Provence, Kale, Brown Rice, Parsley, Parmesan

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This meal in a bowl has three food groups — whole grains, lean protein and veggies — all for 340 calories and a whopping 27 grams of protein .

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

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