On a cold or dreary day, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a bowl of steaming, hot soup. The soup has been bubbling on the stove, warming up your kitchen, and soon it’ll warm your belly, too. And tomorrow you’ll heat up the leftovers for an inexpensive, healthy lunch… Have you ever noticed how soup tastes even better the next day?!

These are six our our favorite healthy soup recipes. Packed with immune-supporting herbs and spices, they’ll warm you up and can even help keep colds and flu at bay.

1. Coconut Curry Soup

This spicy and creamy soup supports your immune system. Tart apples are mellowed with the richness of potatoes and shiitake mushrooms while the warming spices give this soup a little kick.

2. Astragalus Miso Soup

This is a super simple recipe to make, but one that is incredibly beneficial for immune system health. It’s also delicious and the perfect thing to curl up with in the winter.

3. Tom Kha Soup

In this Thai-inspired soup, rich coconut milk mingles with zesty lemongrass. Packed full of powerful immune herbs and spicy warming herbs, it just tastes so darn good!

4. Peppery Beet Borscht

Beet borscht is not only delicious, it’s also a fantastic way to support your body’s natural detox abilities. Our version of this classic recipe includes nutritious beet greens and extra pepper for zing and increased nutrient absorption.

5. Hot and Sour Soup with Burdock Root

This simple and tasty hot and sour soup features roots and herbs for supporting the immune system. This recipe is also a great way to learn how to cook burdock root.

6. Curried Pumpkin Soup

Cozy up with this rich and hearty pumpkin soup! This recipe can be varied to fit your tastes, making it friendly for meat eaters and vegans alike.

Now we’d love to hear from you!

What foods and spices do you eat to warm up on a cold day?

Which of these healthy soup recipes will you make first?

Let us know in the comments below.

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