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10 Cozy Soups For Your Clean Eating Lifestyle

If you're embracing clean eating—for a while or for good—you'll appreciate these warm and comforting soups that stick to your ribs and stick to your clean eating guidelines.

Southwest Black Bean Chicken Soup

Canned ingredients like beans are time-savers for busy cooks, but be sure to look for BPA-free cans if possible.

Southwest Black Bean Chicken Soup

Photo by mommyluvs2cook

Turkish Red Lentil 'Bride' Soup

Cook the onions in coconut or olive oil instead of butter, or opt for organic unsalted butter.

Turkish Red Lentil Bride Soup

Photo by Holiday Baker

Chef John's Beans and Greens

Use low-sodium chicken broth, or make and freeze your own.

Chef John's Beans and Greens

Photo by Linda (LMT)

Claire's Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Canned coconut milk gives this totally vegan soup extra richness and flavor without adding dairy. You'll also get an super-easy technique for roasting butternut squash.

Claire's Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Photo by Leslie Kelly

My Trainer's Kale Soup

A splash of apple cider vinegar brightens up flavors without adding extra salt.

My Trainer's Kale Soup

Photo by LilSnoo

Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato

If you haven't added adzuki beans to your pantry, try them now. These small red legumes are widely used in Asian cuisine, and add a sweet, nutty flavor to this dish. High in fiber, protein, and nutrients, too.

Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato

Photo by PARKER71

African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Be sure to choose organic peanut butter with no added sugar or other ingredients.

African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Photo by darkZ

Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

Grate your own Parmesan cheese and don't just buy the packaged dried stuff, which usually contains fillers and chemicals to extend shelf life.

Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

Photo by larkspur

Moroccan Vegetable Soup

Take an extra minute to make the garlic/parsley/paprika garnish that's included with the recipe. You'll find out what the right garnish can do to perk up a soup.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup

Photo by Linda T

Brodetto (Fish Stew) Ancona-Style

Fish is a great option when you're eating clean. Be sure to check Seafood Watch for your best environmentally friendly choices.

Brodetto (Fish Stew) Ancona-Style

Photo by James

What's Clean Eating?

Put simply, it's about resetting your eating habits by choosing the healthiest ingredient options for everything you consume. That means choosing organic produce, whole grains, grass-fed beef, healthy fats, and so on, and eliminating or minimizing process and refined foods. Google clean eating and you'll find loads of sites giving you specific recommendations; one of my favorites is The Gracious Pantry, which put together clean eating shopping lists from places like Trader Joe's, Costco, and Amazon. Eating Well dives into the details with 10 Ways to Eat Clean.

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