Good Morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful, blessed Christmas and were able to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones! My family had a wonderful time spending Christmas with my aunt and uncle who were down from Vermont to celebrate with us, and on Christmas Day we enjoyed a candlelit Old Time Christmas Dinner. My sister hosted us all at their house and decorated a beautiful table for 12 and we had a delicious meal together! There was pot roast, spiral cut ham, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots, red cabbage, and enough desserts to last at least a week for everyone!
One of the things that our Old Time Christmas Dinner reminded me of is how much food can be our entertainment a lot of times: going out to eat, fixing a special meal, or even celebrating a promotion or new job with food. I know from personal experience that it can definitely become a negative at times if you use food as a coping mechanism, but I believe it is still okay to allow food to be included in our entertaining if we keep it in perspective properly.
Right now, I personally am following the Atkins eating plan as I have discovered that this works best for my body. When I’m eating properly on this plan I am losing 4-6 pounds every week and my body is doing wonderfully. I have tried just about every type of diet and weight loss plan over my lifetime and I can honestly say that going forward I will either be on Atkins or off Atkins, but I don’t have to search for what works for me anymore! I know that this does not work for everyone, which is why there are so many diets and weight loss plans out there, so I just encourage everyone to search for what works for your body and stick with it! Eating healthy and supporting your body is what will allow you to keep moving forward and reaching your goals in life!
When thinking about what types of recipes I should share, I decided to choose some of my favorite soup recipes to share with you so you can enjoy them at your homes when the cold weather is upon us this winter. Just remember, you can always tweak any recipe to fit how you are eating so feel free to make substitutions for these recipes if you are following an eating plan.
Favorite Soup Recipes for Winter
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These are my 15 favorite soup recipes to make to keep you warm and toasty in the cold winter months:
- Zuppa Toscana– This is my favorite soup to get at Olive Garden every time I go, and I miss it now being on Atkins (because of the potatoes) but this recipe was delicious and pretty close to the Olive Garden recipe! (recipe from Food.com)
- Butternut Pumpkin Soup– I absolutely LOVED this recipe when I made it and it is now my go-to fall and winter recipe! (recipe from stayathomemum.com)
- Pumpkin Chili– I was looking for a low carb chili recipe to give me some ideas on tweaking my regular chili recipe and I came across this wonderful recipe! Tasted wonderful and it’s now a staple in our home. (recipe from lynnaemccoy.com)
- White Chicken Chili– This one my family makes for any large gatherings and it is always a crowd-pleaser! (recipe from addapinch.com)
- Cheesy Chicken Chowder– My mother is famous for this recipe and the whole family loves it on a cold winter’s day! (recipe from tasteofhome.com)
- Chicken Tortilla– There are quite a few varieties of this recipe but this one is delicious and can be made in the crock pot! (recipe from wineandglue.com)
- Loaded Potato Soup– I haven’t tried this recipe yet but am really looking forward to it this winter! (recipe from centercutcook.com)
- Steak and Potato Soup– This is another recipe that I am looking forward to trying this winter, especially since it’s a crock pot recipe! Nothing better than setting a meal in the morning and coming home to those wonderful aromas filling the home after work! (recipe from skinnyms.com)
- Chicken Noodle Soup– This is my husband’s favorite soup so I try to make sure he gets a nice big pot every winter! And this recipe is quick and easy to make! (recipe from averiecooks.com)
- French Onion Soup– I remember my mother making individual crocks of French onion soup from scratch when I was growing up! They always smelled so wonderful and looked cheesy and delicious! This recipe lets you make the soup in the slow cooker so it saves you time and work! (recipe from spendwithpennies.com)
- Tomato Basil Soup– My favorite soup growing up was always tomato soup, so this recipe takes my childhood favorite and adds some grown-up sophistication to it while keeping the delicious flavor intact! (recipe from tasteslovely.com)
- Maryland Cream of Crab– The absolute best cream of crab soup I have ever had is at the restaurant in Frederick, Maryland, called Dutch’s Daughter. If you’re nowhere near Frederick though, I suggest you try this award-winning recipe – I’m looking forward to trying it this winter too! (recipe from bakeitmakeitwithbeth.com)
- Chicken, Mushroom, Wild Rice– This is always a crowd-pleaser and takes me back to my youth as well! (recipe from simplystacie.net)
- Beef Stew– Talk about stick-to-your-ribs and keep you warm on the coldest day! Enjoy this delicious recipe this winter! (recipe from thecountrycook.com)
- New England Clam Chowder– This is one of my dad’s favorite soups to enjoy and this recipe will definitely be a pleaser! (recipe from tasteofhome.com)
I hope you enjoyed these recipes! You can find more wonderful winter soup recipes on my Food & entertainment board on Pinterest. And if you’re interested in some wonderful Atkins Meals and Sides, you can check out this Pinterest board as well. I’d love to hear what you thought of these recipes so please comment below to let me know which are your new favorites! And don’t forget to share this post to spread the warmth and delicious flavors this winter!
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