Healthy Soup Recipes for Special Diets

Find healthy, delicious soup recipes for those who follow a vegan, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, paleo, low-carb, low-calorie o clean eating diet. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Vegetarian Hot Pot

Rating: 5 stars 4
Quick to prepare, this Asian-style noodle soup has all the makings of a one-pot meal. To punch up the heat, add a dab of chile-garlic sauce.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Rating: 5 stars 8
“Tortilla soup has a place, I feel, in practically every collection of Mexican recipes,” says Rick Bayless. This is a vegetarian version of the classic soup, usually made with chicken. Earthy dark pasilla chile flavors the soul-satisfying broth. (Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless.)
By Rick Bayless

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 5 stars 5
Just a touch of brown sugar sweetens this simple soup that gets its creaminess from pureed squash and fat-free evaporated milk.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Egg Drop Soup with Vegetables

Carrots, baby sweet peas, and green onions are added to the traditional egg drop soup in this recipe.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

White Bean Soup with Pasta

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
We use mirepoix—a combination of onion, celery and carrots—to flavor this soup. Keep a store-bought bag of the mixture in your freezer to ensure you always have some on hand without worrying about it going bad.
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By Devon O'Brien

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories, which is helpful when trying to lose weight. Plus, it's an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day—something all of us could benefit from. Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious vegetable soup and consider serving with a hunk of toasted whole-wheat bread to help round out the meal.
By Hilary Meyer

Weight-Loss Cabbage Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Loaded with cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, tomato and plenty of seasoning, this healthy vegetable soup packs in lots of flavor and is ultra-satisfying. This easy recipe makes a big batch for lunches or veggie-packed snacks all week. If you want to bump up the satisfaction factor even more, top with a little cheese or avocado.
By Carolyn Casner

Vegan Cabbage Soup

Rating: 5 stars 5
This vegan soup recipe is surprisingly easy to make. The flavorful broth is spiked with garlic, tomatoes and a hint of coriander. Just slice and dice your cabbage and fennel and you'll be enjoying this quick healthy soup in no time.
By Marianne Williams

Red Lentil Soup with Saffron

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This hearty red lentil soup uses spices common in Persian cuisine: turmeric, cumin and saffron. Enjoy it with a warm baguette or steamed rice.
By Bill Millholland

Pea Soup

Rating: 5 stars 14
A simple pea soup makes an elegant start to a spring meal. It's also a great way to use frozen vegetables when the produce section is looking bleak.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Carrot Soup

Rating: 5 stars 30
This easy carrot soup recipe is a great way to use up a bag of carrots that were forgotten in your produce drawer. The carrots cook together with aromatics like onions, garlic and fresh herbs before being puréed into a silky smooth soup that's delicious for dinner or packed up for lunch.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Pureed Broccoli Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
In this easy broccoli soup recipe, broccoli cooks together with onions, celery, garlic and fresh herbs and is puréed into a delicious creamy soup. Try this healthy broccoli soup alongside grilled cheese sandwiches or as a starter for a simple dinner.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

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One-Pot Lentil & Vegetable Soup with Parmesan
Rating: 5 stars 5

This lentil-vegetable soup is packed with kale and tomatoes for a filling, flavorful main dish. If you have it, the Parmesan cheese rind adds nuttiness and gives the broth some body.