5 Superfood Soup Recipes

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Getting healthy entails more than saying no to those donuts at your morning meeting and hitting the gym four days a week (although that helps). It also means making sure your diet is abundant in superfoods – Mother Nature’s powerhouse crops. And what better way to get those nutrient-packed ingredients than in a delicious, hearty soup?

By tossing fresh vegetables and legumes into a big pot and letting them simmer, you can nourish your body with healthy nutrients that have been linked to lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, blood pressure and high cholesterol. Bonus: Some of these foods may even boost your skin tone and act as a fountain of youth. So what’s not to love? Try these five tasty hot and cold soup recipes.

Chicken Kale Soup

By Keri Glassman, R.D., author of The New You and Improved Diet: 8 Rules to Lose Weight and Change Your Life Forever.

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium-sized onion
3-4 cloves garlic, diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 cups kale, roughly chopped
10 grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 cups water
Sea salt and pepper
Fresh ginger (optional)

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In soup pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook chicken through, about 4 minutes per side, until golden brown. Remove chicken and set aside for later. Then add celery, garlic and onion to the pot and cook until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Pour in the apple cider vinegar and add the sweet potatoes, kale, tomatoes, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, tear chicken with hands for a pulled effect. Stir chicken into the pot to heat it for a few minutes. Serve into bowls and (optional: grate fresh ginger on top) enjoy.

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