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Warm Up with a Cup of Soup

By Abby Henry Singh January 16, 2020Nutrition Education Services Center Blog

January is National Soup Month. To celebrate the month, you can stick with a classic chicken noodle or tomato soup. Or, try something more adventurous such as a spicy chili or a gazpacho (cold vegetable soup). Keep in mind the following when choosing your perfect cup of soup:

  • Soup recipes are easy to modify. You can usually easily swap out ingredients to match your cravings or to use foods you already have on hand.
  • As a general rule, creamy soups have more calories than clear broth-based soups. Choose a soup that matches your nutritional needs.
  • If you have difficulty swallowing, try searching for recipes for blended soups.
  • To save time, you can make a large batch of soup and then freeze individual portions to reheat later.
  • To add texture or flavor to soup, add toppings such as tortilla strips, croutons, low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt, or shredded cheese.
  • If buying canned soups, look for low-sodium options.

Check out some of our favorite soup recipes for inspiration.


See our full collection of soup recipes.

From The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

From Cook for Your Life


Keep in mind that these are only suggestions. Make changes, as necessary, to accommodate food allergies or to follow nutrition guidelines provided by the healthcare team.

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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  • Vera says:

    Thanks for this. I’m a sucker for chicken noodles and rarely dare to try out something new. I will give this a try and see how it comes out.I ‘m looking to be more experimental with foods, bearing in mind to stay healthy at all times.


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