8 Healthy Winter Stews and Soups to Keep You Warm

8 Healthy Winter Stews and Soups to Keep You Warm

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Winter is coming.
The cold bursts of air are probably enough to make you want to curl up in bed and just watch Netflix all day. Sounds like the makings of a great December, right?
Another popular favorite of every winter to add to that mix is all the delicious, comforting soups and stews that everyone seems to cook this time of year.
Here are 8 healthy stews to keep you warm all winter long.
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Steaming Ramen

via Jamie Oliver
Ramen is the ultimate comfort food. There’s just something about slurping back some noodles bathing in intoxicating broth. Sub beansprouts with some radish microgreens for an extra kick.
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Chickpea, Chorizo & Spinach Soup

via Eating Well
Filling and completely satisfying, this chickpea, chorizo, and spinach soup is a great mix of healthy carbs, delicious meats, and one of the healthiest vegetables, spinach. Only thing that could make this stew even heartier? Some sturdy sunflower microgreens!
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Paprika & Red Pepper Soup with Pistachio Puree

via Eating Well
This soup is hot, and we’re not just talking about its temperature. The addition of a Thai chilli gives the soup a bit of kick, and if you incorporate some Thai basil? That’ll put it right over the top.
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Winter Minestrone with Pesto Croûtes

via BBC Good Food
Ah, classic minestrone. This recipe also includes some crispy croûtes so you can sop all of that soup up. Top with some parsley and you have yourself a winter staple.
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Basic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

via My Recipes
Another winter staple to add to your list of recipes: beef stew. This recipe keeps things basic, but don’t underestimate the addition of thyme: it brightens the entire dish up!
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Winter Chicken Stew

via BBC Good Food
Not a big beef eater? Try this chicken stew instead for an even lighter alternative of a favorite.
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Broccoli Boost Soup

via Good Housekeeping
Wintertime occurs simultaneously as cold and flu season. Unfortunate as that may be, you can defend your immune with this simple broccoli boost soup. Add some broccoli microgreens to the recipe, and you’ll be feeling invincible in no time.
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Persian lamb tagine

via BBC Good Food
Feeling adventurous? Try on some lamb for size! Add a few sprigs of parsley to balance out the heartiness of this unique stew.
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Want a shortcut?
Make your stew and soup making easier by using greens grown in an Urban Cultivator! Not only are certain vegetables and herbs more expensive during the winter season, but they’re also harder to find.
In an Urban Cultivator, you can grow a wide variety of microgreens and vegetables all year long, no matter the weather. You never have to worry about the season—only delicious, vibrant greens.
Got a stew recipe that you love? Share it with us in the comments section!