Diabetes & Diet – 5 Soups to Keep You Warm on Rainy Evenings

Fill your soup with non-starchy vegetables and use lots of spices to season them.

A hearty bowl of soup is a great meal to warm your bones on cool, rainy nights. It’s also one of the few things that gets better with time. Yes, the longer you leave the pot on the stove, the more flavor seems to develop in that savory mixture.

If you are looking for a filling dish that is great for the diabetic diet, i.e. low carb, low fat, and full of veggies, try one of these ideas.

#1. Succotash Chowder

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This creamy soup satisfies those who love their starches, without having nearly as many as a traditional potato or corn chowder. It uses olive oil, 1% milk, and vegetables like corn, edamame, carrots, celery, and onions.

#2. Homemade Tomato

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If you are a fan of the classic tomato soup with grilled cheese, you’ll love this homemade version. It uses low-fat evaporated milk for a touch of creaminess and plenty of tomatoes. If you don’t like chunks in your soup, you can always use an immersion blender to smooth things a bit.

#3. Split Pea & Ham

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Peas make up the bulk of the protein in this soup, but the ham, olive oil, and chicken broth are what give them an irresistible flavor. You’ll be able to say you ate your greens the day you make this soup too. If you want to give it some bite, add a dash of dry sherry.

#4. Pumpkin Soup

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If you’re headed into fall weather, you might as well be seasonal with your meal. This soup gets its creamy texture from pumpkin and soy milk. You can also use the blender to help make it completely smooth. Try experimenting with another kind of squash if you are out of pumpkin.

#5. Lentil Chili

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You can’t have a list of hearty soups without chili. This thick and highly seasoned dish is made with heart-friendly lentils. They are just the right texture, take seasoning very well, and are loaded with complex carbs and nutrients.

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Homemade Tomato Soup. URL Link. Accessed May 28, 2017.

Sherried Split Pea and Ham. URL Link. Accessed May 28, 2017.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup. URL Link. Accessed May 28, 2017.

Succotash Chowder. URL Link. Accessed May 28, 2017.

Lentil Chili. URL Link. Accessed May 28, 2017.