These healthy, high-impact soup recipes are every dieter’s friend—stretching calories to their limit while wringing out every last ounce of flavor.
Red Lentil Soup
Nutritious red lentils and barley star in these comforting soups, perfect for knocking the chill out of cold winter days. You can find red lentils next to the brown lentils in most supermarkets or at an Indian market. We love lentils for soup—they’re high in protein, fat-free, require no soaking and cook quickly. Click on the image to get the recipe.
Beef Mushroom and Barley Soup
You can use quick-cooking barley in soup recipes to save time, but we like the chewiness of whole barley. You can find it next to the rice in supermarkets. Toss in some greens at the end for a splash of color and you have soup that is ideal for almost any diet: low in calories and fat and high in fiber. Click on the image to get the recipe.