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Tis the Season for Soup!

School is in session and this means I need simple lunches ready to take with me every day. In the past few weeks, soup became my best friend. I can make a big pot (or a full slow cooker) of goodness and make individual portions for the week (with often a few bonus portions to freeze).

Here is a look at some of my favorite soups (click on each title to see the recipe) as of lately…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This soup was made with the Vitamix blender but it would work just as well with a regular blender (it may not just be quite as smooth). I really liked how simple yet tasty this soup was. I tried my hand at little zucchini and parmesan crisps too. They didn’t turn out very crisp but anything with enough Parmesan is worth eating too.

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“I’m Sick” soup

Since I work in a classroom with very young children, I am bound to get sick, sooner or later. Well, I started early this year, with a week of fever and stuffy nose. Normally, I request Spaghetti o’s and Lipton soup, but instead I gathered the energy to make this soup.

The ingredients are simple: chicken breast, onions, carrots, celery, tomato soup, chicken broth and two types of noodles.

When you cook while pretty sick, you may forget to check on your soup as regularly as you should and that’s when you end up with bigger-than-normal noodles with some tomato liquid. It was delicious nonetheless.

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Kale, White Bean and Turkey Meatball Soup

This soup was probably the biggest surprise. It was healthy and this is the only reason I originally tried it. I actually really loved it! Even the leftovers I put in the freezer turned out really good. Oh and I added a bunch of mushroom…because why not?

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CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP

My obsession for chicken pot pie is no secret. So, of course, I couldn’t wait to try this slow cooker recipe! I loved the shredded chicken. The only thing I would change are the vegetables I used. I used a bag of frozen vegetables and I didn’t like having green beans in there. Otherwise, I absolutely plan to make this again.

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There are just so many more soups I am eager to try…I have a Pinterest board full of ideas. So let’s get back to it! 🙂

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