When it comes to beating the winter chill, there's only one thing better than a hot, comforting bowl of soup: A bowl of soup that's packed with superfoods.

By Min-Ja Lee
December 03, 2013
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When it comes to beating the winter chill, there's only one thing better than a hot, comforting bowl of soup: A bowl of soup that's packed with superfoods.

This Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup, cuts down on fat, salt, and calories because it uses chicken broth as a base rather than cream. And you won't miss that full-fat cream because this soup has a wonderfully creamy texture from puréed carrots and sweet potatoes. Both are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which promotes healthy skin and vision.

This soup works well as a starter, but can easily be turned into a hearty and satisfying meal. Pair it with a whole grain baguette or whole grain crackers for extra fiber. You can also make it vegan-friendly by using vegetable broth instead of chicken.

Ingredients: shallots, sweet potato, carrots, ginger, curry powder, chicken broth, canola oil, salt

Try this recipe: Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup

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