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5 Vegetable soups for cold weather

It's almost the middle of December, and some days it tend to be cold, and some days hot or warm. On cold days, some people don't really get out to exercise, so they stay in, and drink something warm like hot chocolate, but have you ever thought about eating something yummy and healthy if you don't get out to exercise? Have you thought about eating different kinds of soup?

Most people tend to stick with chicken noodle soup or a stew similar to soup called Brunswick stew. I honestly think people should try new things every once in a while especially when it contains something healthy.

Cinnamon-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Croutons, has 300 Cal, 14 G Fat ( 2 G SAT FAT), 0 MG CHOL, 1,271 MG SOD, 3 G PRO, 40 G CAR, and 6 G FIBER. The soup is filled with vitamin A, which is great for eye health, and it tends to be delicious. You can find the recipe and how to make at it http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a51850/cinnamon-spiced-sweet-potato-soup-with-maple-croutons/

Slow cooker Spring beef and vegetable soup, contains 1 package, frozen pearl onions, 1 can diced tomatoes, 2 medium carrots, 3/4 c. dry white wine,

1 1/2 lean beef stew meat, kosher salt and pepper, 2 tbsp. all-purposes flour, 8 oz. egg noodles, 1 c frozen peas and 1 tbsp. fresh tarragon. You can swap out the egg noodles, and serve yourself with crusty bread.

Slow cooker French Onion Beef Stew also tends to be very delicious, According to http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11569/slow-cooker-french-onion-beef-stew-recipe-125150/ , apple juice takes the place of dry wine and chunk is added for even more robust beefy flavor. You can refrigerate this stew up to four days or freeze up to two months. If you decide to freeze it you can thaw it out next time you want some or, if you refrigerate it, you can reheat, covered over medium heat.

According to http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11918/ ,slow-cooker-sweet-potato-soup-recipe/, Sweet Potato Soup is topped with toasted almonds and non fat Greek yogurt, it's fresh, smooth, and surprisingly low fat. You can freeze this soup up to three months. You can thaw in a refrigerator overnight and when you get ready to take it out to eat it, you can reheat it in a large sauce pan, covered, over medium heat for about 15 minutes.

Slow cooker Smoky Split Pea Soup includes: 1lb, Green split peas, 4 medium carrots, 2 medium carrots, 2 stalk celery, 2 clove garlic, 1 large onion, 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, 2 hams hocks (about 1 1/2 lb total) and kosher salt pepper.http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11945/slow-cooker-smoky-split-pea-soup-recipe-122878/