Ultimate Soup Guide

black bean soupMaking soups is easy, fun, and can save a lot of time in the kitchen since they double as additional mess-free meals throughout the week and can be packed for an easy lunch.

So in today’s blog, I’m offering you the master list of skinny soups, along with the grocery list and my picks for the best storage containers.

Reserve an hour this weekend to go through your pantry. Check dates, wipe down shelves, and take stock of what you already have before digging into the grocery list.

Recipes

Stocking Your Pantry

Olive oil
Bay Leaves
Herbes de Provence
Black Pepper
Sea Salt
Cayenne
Cumin
Mild chili powder
Tomato paste
Canned tomatoes, diced and whole peeled
Canned black beans
Reduced sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken broth
Reduced sodium beef broth
Whole wheat pasta, an assortment of shapes such as elbows, penne, ziti
Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Dry white wine

Stocking Your Freezer

Corn
Green beans
Vegetable Mix

Stocking Your Fridge

Garlic
Onions
Carrots
Celery
Mushrooms
Zucchini
Spinach
Asparagus
Limes
Chives
Dill
Rosemary
Ham
Turkey Bacon
Chicken on the bone
Ground turkey
Eggs
Parmesan
Skim milk
Reduced fat cream cheese
Reduced fat sour cream
Butter

Storage Containers

Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc: This is my #1 pick for soup storage. Inexpensive, leak resistant, these babies are a must for the soup connoisseur! Not only are they good for chunky soups, but I’ve even stored juice in them, in my travel bag.

OXO Rectangle, 9 cups: These snap and lock, hearty containers are durable, stand-by storage for large batches of soup that will live in your fridge before you break them down for smaller portions. They are worth the small investment to have containers that not only do well in any dishwasher but also stack fit extremely well in your fridge.

Comments

  1. Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate says:

    Soups are such a great way to boost your meal plan with nutrients! Since I’m always on the look out for fiber-rich meal options, I often find myself looking at soups because I can incorporate so many veggies into each dish. These recipes look delish!

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