If you're looking for a cool, refreshing soup that's thick and filling, or a hot soup that can warm you up on a chilly evening, these cream-based soups are perfect, as they're rich in texture but low in fats and calories.
As you can imagine, most cream-based soups are pretty heavy and can take you back more calories than you'd like. So, the fact that you're able to create a slimmed down recipe of your favorite comfort soups makes it easy to still indulge, with any changes to your diet. Here are 4 delicious, velvety soups that are just as satisfying and loaded with way more nutrients than you'd find in a traditional cream-based version.
Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup
For a creamy, savory soup that's rich in taste, it seems unfathomable that there's no dairy inside. By using cashews instead of milk or cream, it's a suitable option for vegans and paleos, alike. Use unsalted cashews to keep sodium in check. This soup is high in healthy fats, protein, folate, and iron.
Get the recipe: Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup
Vegan Spicy Cream of Corn Soup
Cream of corn is often loaded with calories and fat, but this vegan, slimmed-down version is light on the cream (the blogger uses light coconut milk) and adds a spicy kick, from chili sauce and black pepper, to rev the metabolism. Plus, it's easy to make in a blender. No mess, here!
Get the recipe: Vegan Spicy Cream of Corn Soup
Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup
This cream of mushroom soup is dairy free and vegan but still has a creamy, lush texture, thanks to a base of cashews and potatoes. What's more, this recipe also uses oil-free caramelized onions to slash calories and fat, and it keeps sodium low by using a low-sodium and oil-free broth.
Get the recipe: Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup
Garlic and Potato Cream Soup
Not only is the creamy, rich soup still really good for you, but it can also be made in 35 minutes total. Perfect for any busy week night, right? It's also a great soup for boosting the immune system, thanks to the onions, garlic, and red bell pepper. You can enjoy this soup any time of the year, hot or cold.
Get the recipe: Garlic and Potato Cream Soup