10 Soup Ideas from Jenny Craig
By Ali Struhs
October 30, 2014
With cooler weather upon us, are you and your family craving a comfort food that is both easy-to-make and healthy? A scrumptious, hearty soup can easily be made or microwaved, making it simple to eat healthy and fill up on nutritious vegetables. Whether you’re cooking a big pot for your family or serving up one of our individual satisfying soups, here are 10 healthy options from Jenny Craig:
1. Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Soup
In under 30 minutes, the taste of fall can be yours for dinner. This healthy recipe makes pumpkin soup a savory but sweet option for dinner. Serve at a dinner party and impress your guests! This soup is only 150 cal per serving, but also has 7 grams of fiber to keep you full and free from indulging in too much pie.
2. Beef & Barley Stew
Our Beef & Barley Stew is made with tender chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, peas, onions and barley, in a thick broth seasoned with a blend of savory spices. It’s hearty and satisfying!
3. Garden Vegetable and Bean Soup
Do you have vegetables from your garden you need to use up before the first frost hits? This recipe uses an immense amount of garden vegetables: carrots, spinach, broccoli, garlic, celery, and onion. It combines Navy and Great Northern beans with chicken broth and spices for a protein punch of 16 grams to help you refuel after a workout.
4. Zesty Tortellini Soup
Delicate Ricotta and Romano cheese filled tortellini in a zesty tomato base with spinach, basil and authentic Italian style seasonings. This is the perfect lunch to curl up with on cold winter days.
5. Tuscan Style Soup
Instead of carb-loading on a heavy Italian pasta dinner, try a serving of this Tuscan style soup. With only 71 calories per serving, this is an easy-to-make soup recipe that includes Italian flavors like eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, zucchini and parmesan cheese.
6. Vegetarian Barley Soup
This reduced-fat soup recipe is simple to make and is vegetarian. Use healthy vegetable broth to simmer vegetables, fresh herbs, and pearl barley. At just 130 calories for a bowl, you won’t feel guilty going back for a few more spoonfuls.
7. Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder
Comfort your hunger with a creamy blend of chicken, corn, potatoes, peas and red bell peppers. Chowders are great rainy-day soups to have on hand.
8. Rustic Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is a cooler weather staple, but this recipe puts a twist on the classic recipe. Place a slice of toasted baguette bread in the bottom of the bowl before pouring in the soup! This soup is an Italian treat that uses fresh garlic and onions and a little bit of parmesan cheese. It’s low-calorie, too!
9. Beef Chili with Beans or Turkey Chili
Jenny Craig’s Beef Chili with Beans is a hearty mix of ground beef and fiber-rich pinto beans in a zesty tomato base with red and green bell peppers seasoned with onions, garlic and a blend of spices. Our Turkey Chili is a lean twist on an old favorite! Turkey, pinto beans, crushed tomatoes and onions are skillfully blended with a traditional selection of herbs and spices. Hearty, delicious, and a dish that is an excellent source of fiber!
10. Tomato Florentine Soupitizer® Soup or Vegetable Minestrone Soupitizer® Soup
Looking for a lighter option? Try a soupitizer from Jenny Craig. The Tomato Florentine is a lower-calorie soup option made with a smooth, flavorful tomato broth, spinach and a light touch of basil and onion. Our Vegetable Minestrone features savory white beans, carrots, zucchini, basil and onions in a seasoned tomato base.