Rachael Ray's Fall Soup Guide

Check out Rachael Ray's favorite fall soups that you will savor all season long.

Over the years, Rachael Ray has taught many viewers how cooking can be simple and fun. If you're craving a nutritious and filling bowl of warm soup, try these flavorful options to find your favorite one. While a lot of hearty autumnal offerings can be loaded with fat, you can still enjoy a satisfying dish by making smart choices. Each of the soups listed below is full of fiber, protein, and nutrients, thanks to fresh vegetables like San Marzano tomatoes, fiber-rich cauliflower, and satisfying meatballs. If you are heading to the grocery store and looking for inspiration, click here to print out this guide so you can reference it on the go.


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A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

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When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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