Ladel Up! 5 Delicious and Healthy Gluten-Free Soups
January is National Soup Month and to celebrate, we asked gluten-free blogger, Cait Simmons (The Gluten Free Yogi), to share her favorite soup recipes with us. Some are quick and easy, others take a little more preparation, but they’re ALL gluten-free, healthy and delicious.
There’s nothing like a good stew, especially on cold fall or winter days when our bodies crave something hearty. This is a gluten-free and dairy-free adapted version of the very classic French dish, Beef Bourguignon. Beef Bourguignon typically contains flour, which thickens the broth. Luckily, I have found that I don’t miss this ingredient in the dish at all! If anything, the flour hinders the abundance of flavors found in the broth.
Kale is amazingly good for you. In fact, according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, it’s THE BEST for you. Kale ranks at the very top of his nutritional density test, making it the super-est of super foods. This Sausage and Kale soup recipe is also nice for those cold fall or winter days. It can be made with any kind of kale, any kind of sausage, homemade or store-bought broth, and either beans or potatoes as a “starch.” It’s versatile (kind of like “stone soup”).
I recently discovered gluten-free brown rice couscous and it inspired me to make a traditional Moroccan Lamb Stew. This meal is not only hearty but incredibly flavorful. The combination of the heat, spices, herbs and lemon result in a fresh, savory, delicious dish. It’s a great option for a Sunday soup as it tastes just as great the second day.
Beet and cabbage soup? Yes indeed! I used to call this dish “magenta soup” when I was a little girl. It took me a while to warm up to it back then but now I’m grateful to have the recipe so I can still enjoy it. Of course, we used to serve this soup with a dollop of yogurt on top or shredded parmesan cheese. However, it tastes just as good without these toppings. And it’s naturally gluten-free. It’s a great option for a healthy, COLORFUL soup.
This soup is super easy to make and super delicious and while the pesto isn’t absolutely necessary, it definitely makes for a heavenly combination of flavors in your mouth. This recipe is also naturally gluten-free, vegan and paleo. A triple whammy! It is the perfect spicy soup for a freezing cold winter evening when you’d rather be snuggled up on the couch than slaving in the kitchen.
What is your favorite Cold Weather Soup?
Cait Simmons is a Director of Marketing by day and writer of The Gluten-Free Yogi by night where she shares recipes and tips on how to live a healthy, happy gluten-free lifestyle. When she isn’t cooking gluten-free goodness in her tiny kitchen, Cait loves traveling, running, biking, swimming, gardening, paddle-boarding and yoga. She lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts in a seaside town with her husband, Rick, and their shaggy dog, Tucker.