January is National Soup Month. The fact that Soup Month takes place during the chilly month of January is no surprise, but you may be surprised by this healthy roundup of soup recipes made easily in the slow cooker. No fuss, no muss! From Barley Bean Soup and Smoky Chili with Sweet Potatoes to Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup, let the slow cooker do the work for you, especially when you’re outside shoveling snow 🙂
I do most of my hibernating in winter, but when there’s snow on the ground, I strap on my snowshoes and walk through the network of trails and farms near my house. Sadly, here in Boston, it’s currently rainy, wet, and cold, but I’m still craving soup.
A few years ago, during one of our mega New England snow storms, I created the most warming new recipe for Barley and Bean Soup, and I wanted to share it with all of you again today along with a dozen-plus other slow cooker soup sensations. Most of the recipes that I gathered from my fellow food and nutrition bloggers are plant based—made with beans, whole grains, squash, and sweet potatoes—but there are some chicken recipes peppered throughout as well. Let me know which recipe whets your family’s appetite the most. Personally, I’m not sure where to begin.
Smoky Chili with Sweet Potatoes from Sharon Palmer at The Plant-Powered Blog
Slow Cooker Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili from Maria at Halsa Nutrition
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea and Pork Chili from Katie at Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup from Kara at The Foodie Dietitian
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Chili from Lauren at Bite of Health Nutrition
Tuscan Chicken and Sorghum Soup from Holley at Holley Grainger Nutrition
Slow Cooker Barley Bean Soup from Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen
Hearty Crockpot Mung Bean Soup with Vegetables from Sarah at Family. Food. Fiesta.
Slow Cooker Sorghum and Black Bean Chili from Kathy and Tracee at Triad to Wellness
Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili from Elizabeth at Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup from Jill at Just the Right Byte
Chicken Chili from Marissa at New Kid on the Guac
Yellow Split Pea Daal from Dixya at Food, Pleasure, Health
Spicy Winter Coconut Lemongrass Squash Soup from Ginger at Champagne Nutrition
Quinoa and Bean Chili from Kitty at Gluten-Free Slow Cooking
Slow Cooker Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup from Ann at My Menu Pal
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Dana at Dana White Nutrition
Gluten-Free Minestrone from Kelli at Hungry Hobby
Slow Cooker BBQ Chili from Amanda at The Nutritionist Reviews
I’m curious about something: If you live in a warm climate, do you still crave soup in the winter when you’re running around in shorts and a T shirt? My inquiring mind wants to know…