9 Warming Vegan Soups for Winter

When the chill of winter gets into your bones, nothing can banish it quicker than a hot and hearty soup. Fortunately, there are many healthy, plant-based soup recipes to choose from. Whether for lunch or dinner, one person or a whole family, you can whip up one of these recipes quickly and easily and even freeze some for a quick meal later in the week. Here are some of our top picks:

1. 10-Spice Vegetable Soup

Nothing warms you up faster than a little spice in your soup, which you’ll find here in spades. This recipe has some delicious ingredients, is gluten free and is easy to freeze – so you’ll have healthy meals for a few extra days when the cold gets to you.

2. Split Pea Soup

Here’s a classic recipe that will fill you up after a long day of skiing, snowboarding, or simply enjoying the snow.

3. Chard, Lentil, and Potato Slow-Cooker Soup

Nothing beats a soup you can throw together in the morning, and then walk in the door at the end of a long day to enjoy. This recipe is simple, easy, and healthy.

4. 7 Vegetable and “Cheese” Soup

The use of nutritional yeast lends this yummy soup a cheesy flavor, while the sweet potato and squash give it a hearty thickness that will fill you up. Play around with the optional spices for a sweet and spicy alternative.

5. African Peanut Soup

Try something new! The combination of hearty and a bit of spice make this a soup that will keep you warm for days to come.

6. Butternut Squash Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

This recipe comes together very quickly with only a few delicious ingredients – and there is no pre-cooking, so it really is a slow cooking meal!

7. Apple, Parsnip, and Potato Soup

No one ever thinks to put apples in soup – but they lend a light sweetness that can turn your average soup into something special. Top with walnuts or pumpkin seeds and you have a heathy meal, or a delightful appetizer.

8. Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato and Kale Soup

Delcious, hearty, and super healthy – you might want to make a double batch and freeze some individual portions for a great lunch throughout the week.

9. Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Bisque

What a combination! Smooth, sweet, and spicy, this recipe will add warmth to any meal, and looks great too. Substitute coconut or almond milk for soy milk and you’ll achieve a whole new level of flavor. Odds are you have a vegan soup recipe or two that you love to bring out when the temperature drops – feel free to share!

Recipes featured above from Oh She Glows, Peta, Great British Chefs, Oh My Veggies and PopSugar Fitness
Photo Credit: Le Living and Co