During the fall and winter months, you may find yourself reaching for soups, stews, and chilis to help keep the chill at bay. These are great to help fill you up, keep off the chill, and help you maintain a diet routine. If that is all you are using soups for, you may be missing out on one of the biggest benefits they can bring; a boost your immune system. Here are a few of the soups that can help in that regard and how to make them.
You may have heard of pho soup on cooking shows or seen it on a menu at a local Asian restaurant. What you may not know is that this soup is not only easy to make, but it is also an immune boosting super-food filled soup. To make this soup you will need rice noodles, chicken stock, boneless chicken breasts, mint, coriander, basil, bean sprouts, red chilies, shallots, lime, and fish sauce. There are several variations to this, but those are the basics. This soup should be made and eaten to order rather than made ahead.
Garlic & Tomato
If you want to get the power of superfoods behind your fight to boost your immunity system, then there is no better option than a garlic and tomato soup. It can be made with very few ingredients and can also be purchased at most restaurants. Both the garlic and tomato are superfoods that can deliver a powerful number of vitamins and nutrients. They can also help boost your immune system to help fight illness. You can make the soup ahead and freeze it or use it as part of your meal routine for the week.
Portobello Mushroom Soup
Mushroom soups may be common, but if you want to step up a typical mushroom soup into something that can pack in Vitamin D and help your immune system to kickstart, then a portobello soup is ideal. The soup is fairly easy to make. Use steamed portobello chunks and combine them with a heavy cream and milk. You can leave the soup chunky or you can puree with an immersion blender for a creamy texture.
You can rotate these soups out and into your weekly meal plans and routines. To make any of these soups a more vegetarian friendly option, either simply remove the meat or make the appropriate changes such as a vegetable broth instead of bone.