Look, no one likes to get sick. But a steaming bowl of soup always makes things a little brighter.
In fact, soup may actually help you get better. Chicken soup, for example, significantly reduces white blood cell activity, helping to reduce the symptoms of a cold.
But we've got more than chicken soup on tap. Our vegetarian (and one vegan!) soups are rich in vitamins and minerals to give your body the nutrition it needs to heal.
Ladle up some goodness. And get better soon.
One small consolation for those suffering from a cold or flue? Soup season coincides with flu season. This vibrant orange squash soup is inexpensive and packed with vitamins.
Clear your sinuses while warming your core with this spicy turkey and chipotle pepper soup. Bonus: The ingredients are less than $3 a bowl.
There's a reason we crave chicken soup when we're ill. Science tells us it it helps us heal, and the rich, hearty broth is synonymous with ‘comfort.’
Squash are in season during the winter months, and they make silky, nutritious soups. This butternut bisque is vegetarian friendly and can served up straight from the squash.
A Japanese variation on the classic chicken soup, this simple recipe is easily adaptable for both meat-eaters and vegetarians.
If you've never experienced asparagus soup, you're missing out. Pureed, the vegetable is lush and full of verdant flavor.
Double-team your cold or flu with this vitamin-rich soup. It's made with both carrots and yams, and the kick of ginger has a warming effect.
A hunk of crusty bread and a bowl of this rich (and vegan!) soup creates a hearty meal that's satisfying no matter the state of your health.
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A sucker for sustainable agriculture and a good farmers market, Megan likes writing about food almost as much as eating it. If you don't want to know what's in your fruit/milk/meat, don't invite her to lunch. @babybokchoy | TakePart.com