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It’s soup making season!! The fall months give us plenty of opportunities and reasons to make soup. It’s a good time to hunker down and keep warm and cozy. Also the holiday dinners give us plenty of leftovers to make soup from. Imagine a big bowl of turkey soup or ham and potato soup with crusty bread. With the bounty of vegetables available to us we can also make plenty of vegetarian and vegan soups. Whether it is soup to make and freeze for later or to have a get together for a soup night party it’s always a good time to make soup. 

Let’s get started with some common recipes! You don’t have to look hard for good recipes. The Pioneer Woman website offers 25 best winter Soups for cold winter nights. Creamy chicken with wild rice, Instant pot Butternut Squash soup and Leftover turkey soup are just a few of the choices.

Good Housekeeping has a list of 65 great Autumn soups for cold weather. The website gives you pictures with the link to get the recipe. Here are some of the soups (on the vegetarian side) on the website: French Onion soup, Creamy Corn Chowder, Pumpkin & Sage Soup and Super Green Mushroom and Orzo soup.

What are some of the benefits of eating soups? Sepalika details some of the benefits of making and consuming soup. Here are some of the health benefits of soup listed in the article from Sepalika:

  • It Helps Keep You Warm

  • It Can Help You Lose Weight

  • It Keeps You Satiated

  • It’s Good For Digestion

  • It’s Power Packed With Nutrients

  • The Vitamins and Minerals Stay Intact

  • It Can Keep Aches and Pains At Bay

For more recipes check out the books listed in the Charles County Public Library catalog for making healthy and hearty soups: