Autumn is well and truly underway, therefore it is time to hang up the salad boxes, and replace lunchtime meals with some fantastic easy to make soup recipes.
Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of hot soup (and an additional side of butter-laden bread) to ease you into the colder months. Whether you are a meat lover, like your soup chunky, smooth or just want to pack more vegetables into your diet; we have a soup for you.
Don't have time to batch cook and fancy purchasing a tasty soup to take to work? We have you sorted with the best soups on the market.
So, let us bowl you over (yea. It is that type of article.)
First things first. Let's get you in the kitchen with these fabulous soup recipes
This thick soup is full of leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. Vichyssoise is traditionally served cold but it can be eaten hot.
This red lentil soup with coconut milk is easy to cook and doesn't cost the earth using cheap and easy to find ingredients. The coconut gives it a rich (but not too rich) flavour. Serve this with homemade bread rolls.
The earthy flavour of mushrooms provides the perfect foil for the soft sweetness of caramelised roasted squash in this delicious autumnal ramen dish, which is jazzed up with a hint of spice from chilli flakes and lent umami depth by miso.
This red lentil soup recipe is a perfect autumn and winter meal for the whole family. The quick and easy to make soup recipe is packed full of warming ingredients and currently features in ‘Leiths - How to Cook’ Book.
Time Poor? Need a Grab and Go Option?
We are under no illusion that taking time out to cook is sometimes not an option, therefore we have some fabulous grab and go options you can pick up on your next shop. And we promise you won't be losing out on flavour!
The folks at Re:Nourish have created a grab and go soup that can be heated and drunk straight from the bottle, winner! Available in three flavours are here to take the pain out of a lunchtime.
Bursting with nutritional goodness, the soups come in handy heatable bottles that can be opened, re-sealed, and put back in your bag when on the move. Each variety has been created with a specific health benefit in mind and is made with selected super ingredients based on proven health properties.
DIGEST - ROASTED CARROT & GINGER
IMMUNITY – KALE, SPINACH & TURMERIC
CALM – TOMATO, BASIL & PASSION FLOWER
Pick up your bottle at Waitrose Planet Organic, and independent shops.
Rod & Ben's
Rod & Ben's make organic, fresh soups in gorgeous Devon. Rod & Ben’s started life on a farm where the veg was grown and is still growing happily today. Rod and Ben’s is a small company producing remarkably good food including; vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free. No additives, no chemicals, no-nonsense food. And all good for you!
Their autumn and winter soup range this year includes:
Spiced Lentil, Red Russian Kale, Spinach & Chickpea, Honey Glazed Root Veg, Courgette & Tomato, Smoked Haddock, Rustic Chicken, Aromatic Chicken, Tomato and Basil
Rod & Ben's are currently only stocked via Abel & Cole (but we don't think it will be long before they are on supermarket shelves across the land). If you are in your local farm shop or deli lookout for their products.
Ossa bring your Broups. Broups are soups boosted with the nutrients of 24 hour slow-cooked bone broth and organic vegetables. The Bone Broth acts as a natural nutrition booster high in protein, collagen, magnesium and amino acids.
These superfood soups are an all-natural and organic solution to an easy meal on the go with nutrients from The Bone Broth that have been shown to help aid digestion and digestive health, as well as help, soothe the gut in times of adrenal stress.
Available at Whole Foods, Planet Organic and Ocado.
"Shelia from Accounts keeps pinching my bloody bowl"
Office politics. We feel you. Feel safe in the knowledge that your bowl will no longer be used by your nemesis across the office.
The wonderful range at Ion8 is 100% leakproof, reusable and refillable insulated stainless-steel flasks, painted in a choice of colourful and fun designs. The flask fits all cup holders, bike bottle holders and rucksack side pockets.
The ridged cap opens with just one twist, and its wide mouth provides a smooth, rapid flow. The Thermoshield double-walled vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps your drink at the perfect temperature, hot or cold.