Soup the Ultimate Comfort Food

katelyn-chick2.jpgSoups are warming and satisfying. They add nourishing comfort, especially when you’re not feeling well. A hot bowl of soup eaten on a chilly autumn or winter day will quickly warm you up.

Unlike what happens during stewing and frying, vegetables, meat and poultry cooked as soup conserve much more of their natural nutrients. And despite the fact that soups usually contain a lot less calories than the main dish, they aren’t any less nutritious or filling. Served with whole grain bread or muffins, they become the main dish.

Vegetable soups are a great way to get a picky eater to eat their veggies. For a truly picky eater, puree the soup and they’ll never know what’s in it! Broccoli Cheese Soup and Cauliflower Cheese Soup are perfect examples. The Broccoli Cheese Soup is green…Try Rannosaurus’® favorite! After all he loves to say, “Green food is yummy!”

Chicken soup is good for the soul…unless you’re a chicken!

Chicken soup is known as Jewish penicillin. It’s said to have healthful benefits for cold and flu symptoms. Chicken soup (especially if homemade or organic) has anti-inflammatory effects and can help lessen the symptoms of the cold and flu. Make sure your chicken soup has lots of garlic, as it’s the germ terminator. Garlic kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses on food and in your body by inhibiting particular enzymes in germs.

Dr. Stephen Rennard, a specialist in pulmonary medicine, put his grandmother in-law’s chicken soup recipe to the test. He concluded chicken soup inhibits inflammation of the cells in the nasal passage, reducing the symptoms of a cold.

Homemade soup can take hours to simmer, like chicken soup (unless you use a premade chicken stock and simmer chopped veggies), or it can be whipped up in a few minutes, like these three yummy recipes (Click on the name for the recipe): Sweet Potato Soup, Beef & Cabbage Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup.

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