5 Comforting Fall Soups You Can Slurp Guilt-Free

These bowls may look indulgent, but they've all got a good-for-you spin.

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With temperatures (finally!!!) feeling more and more like fall, there's no better time than now to grab a stockpot and start whipping together some luscious comfort food. Warm, cozy and absolutely delicious, soup is a cold weather essential, but that doesn't mean it has to be overtly rich (or caloric) to make you feel all warm and toasty inside. With a few simple swaps, one pot of soup can go a long way when it comes to giving you and your family a satisfying and healthy weeknight dinner this fall. Here are five we can't wait to make.

Who needs pasta when you've got pierogi?! That's what you'll be asking yourself after digging into this ultra-comforting potato soup. To give it an added depth of flavor and a surprising crunch, top your soup bowls with thinly sliced chives and crispy bits of bacon. You won't believe this is actually healthy!

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One pot of this hearty vegetable-rich soup goes a really, really long way — not only can you freeze and store it for a rainy day, you can also add in shredded chicken or mini meatballs to transform it into a completely new dish. Talk about getting the most out of your greens.



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If you're craving classic broccoli cheddar soup, but don't want the guilt that comes along with it, this deconstructed, good-for-you version may just be the answer to all your comfort food cravings. For this dish, the "cheddar" comes in the form of earthy potato skins that you'll top with shredded cheese and bake in the oven until bubbly and golden. Cue the mouthwatering!



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We like to call this fragrant soup fall-in-a-bowl. One spoonful and you’ll know exactly why! Made from a warming blend of creamy sweet potatoes, spicy ginger and fresh applesauce, this velvety blend is just what you need to get instantly warm after a breezy day spent outdoors.



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At just 275 calories per serving and 30 quick minutes of cook time, this zesty tortilla soup is sure to make a bold (and yummy) impression on all your dinner guests.

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