Get ready to learn about one of the biggest food trends of 2018, according to Pinterest: Souping.
Do you remember the juicing trend that gained increasing popularity over the years? In case you don't, here's a review: The juicing idea is that you replace your daily food intake with juice and you’ll lose weight and detox. As it turns out, juicing is not the healthiest trend, and you can read all about it, here.
But, souping? We can get behind souping.
The Souping Trend
The souping trend. The soup cleanse. Souping. Whatever you want to call it, we’re into it. Unlike juicing, souping does not remove the precious fiber from the vegetables you use. Actually, souping can actually help you to increase your daily amount of fiber, depending on what's in your soup.
According to CNN Health, “soup can help to stabilize blood sugar for sustained energy, especially when it includes tons of fiber-rich veggies, protein, and healthy fat.”
Souping is a fun and different way to get your daily intake of vegetables. Do you have a kid who’s a picky eater? Give him some soup and he can drink his veggies. It’s sneaky, yet successful.
Five Benefits of a Souping Diet
Soup doesn’t have to be one of those meals that you reserve for chilly, wintery days. You can soup it up for 365 days. There’s no limit.
The benefits of a soup diet might make you want to replace your fork with a spoon, and your spatula for a ladle.
- Soups may aid in weight loss: Replacing snacks like pretzels and chips with soup may help you lose weight, a study shows.
- Soups are hydrating: Even though soup may contain some sodium, a bowl of soup can be very hydrating. This is especially true of vegetable soups because veggies are already naturally hydrating.
- Soups are easily digestible: You can turn to a bowl of soup to give your stomach a proper break after the holiday season of heavy foods or after a weekend of indulgences.
- Soups are affordable: Most soups are made up of inexpensive ingredients like broth and beans. You can make a whole batch of soup without putting a dent in your wallet. Also, you can freeze the soup for later use, which makes meal prep a breeze.
- Soups are full of antioxidants: Cooked vegetables are often easier to digest than raw ones, and you can get more antioxidants out of them too. This is because heat will erode the cell walls of the veggies, thereby making it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients.
Are you ready to get all souped up? These five soup meal kits are available for purchase and you can have all of the ingredients pre-portioned and delivered to your home.
Beef and Barley Soup
This hearty and delicious Beef and Barley Soup is loaded with sous vide short rib, barley, peas, carrots, celery, yellow onion and aromatic seasonings like parsley, rosemary, and fresh thyme. The sous vide short rib is already fully cooked so most of the work is already done for you. All you have to do it monitor the broth, grab your spoon, and enjoy!
Pozole Verde Soup
Not one pozole soup is like another. Each is unique, and our Pozole Verde Soup is irresistible. Our version of Pozole Verde has all of the fixings of the traditional dish, and a few add-ins that you could expect to find in a kitchen that’s south of the border: Hominy, Sous Vide Braised Pork Butt, Avocado, Serrano Chile, Cilantro, Lime, and Peeled Tomatillos. It just takes one spoonful of this soup to figure out why it’s a crowd-pleasing favorite.
Broccoli and Potato Soup
Sometimes it doesn’t take more than a bowl of creamy Broccoli and Potato Soup to turn a bad day around. The bits of broccoli floating around the potato base are sure to supply you with a great helping of zinc and fiber. Top it off with a handful of cheddar cheese and some green onions. This might not be the most health-conscious soup, but it’s definitely the cheesiest comfort food to curb your cravings.
Shrimp Red Curry Soup
Coconut milk and red curry paste come together in this Shrimp Red Curry Soup to create beautiful red swirls studded with bell peppers, green onions, zucchini, and carrots. With seasonings like cilantro and garlic cloves, it’s flavor profile is fresh and zesty. In less than an hour, you will have a bowl of juicy shrimp, mild spice, and creamy goodness that you’ll rush to have second-helpings of.
Sweet Potato Coconut Milk Soup
This Sweet Potato Coconut Milk Soup is both comforting and health-conscious. The coconut milk adds a silky sweet touch to the smooth flavors of the sweet potatoes. This dish is nourishing both in flavor and in the peace-of-mind of knowing that the fresh ginger, carrots, and vegetable stock have much value to a person’s overall diet.
Pour us a Bowl!
When do you usually crave a bowl of soup? Is there a favorite type that you’d love to dig your spoon into? Have you hopped on the trendy souping bandwagon? What did you think about it? Start the conversation. Share your comments and questions with us by posting below. And follow us on Instagram @Chefd for even more foodie inspiration.
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