When the weather cools off and gets chilly and the leaves start to fall the seasons change and that makes me a happy gal. Fall is soup season and soup season is here! There is nothing better than a warm, cozy bowl of soup after a long day at work.
Meal prep doesn’t have to be chicken, rice and broccoli. Soup is great for meal prep because it always feeds a crowd making it perfect for making on Sunday then eating the rest of the week.
The best thing about soup is that it’s great on it’s own, with a salad or half a sandwich. These soups eat like a meal so they are hearty enough for soup skeptics too.
Make them once then eat on them all week long!
My Perfect Turkey Chili
Fall means football games and this perfect chili. I love this recipe because not only does it make a lot of chili, but it’s great served up in a variety of ways. I like it in a big bowl, over tortilla chips or with pasta.
Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup – Oh She Glows
This soup is one of my favorites because the warming spices and rich coconut milk make this comforting, tasty and very healthy. It is a great addition to any lunch or light dinner and is perfect for meatless Monday since it’s vegan.
Bean with Bacon Soup – The Pioneer Woman
When I was a girl, my momma used to warm this stuff from the can or us, but this homemade version is way better. These beans are creamy in a light tomato broth with a little bacon flavor to round it out. This soup is perfect by itself or with a light salad.
My Luxurious Butternut Squash + Sweet Potato Soup
Nothing is as silky or velvety as butternut squash. This soup is super rich without any milk or cream and you could even substitute the butter for a vegan butter to make this completely vegan. I love serving this soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, but it’s absolutely delicious all on its own.
Roasted Garlic and White Bean Lasagna Soup
I love this soup because it’s hearty and a great alternative to traditional lasagna soup because it is meat free. There is nothing quite as comforting as a big bowl of noodles so this makes the perfect cozy meal.
Meal prep doesn’t have to be complicated or mean that you plan out every meal. Soup is a great way to get started because it makes a ton and reheats really well for busy weeknights. If you are cooking for a smaller crowd then you can freeze half and enjoy later. Make up a huge pot and enjoy for days to come!
Do you ever make soup to enjoy the rest of the week?
Have you tried any of these recipes?