4 Nutritionist-Approved Healthy Soups to Make This Fall

There's no better time of year to enjoy a warm, nourishing bowl of soup than in the fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and with cold weather outside, a hot serving of healthy soup is just the thing to soothe you through the winter. Rather than turning to canned soups or takeout options, why not prepare your own batch at home? 

"The only way to truly know what's in the food you eat is to make it yourself," explains Mia Rigden, a chef and nutritionist with her own holistic nutrition practice, RASA. According to her, many premade soups include unhealthy additives, so while it's not always the most convenient option, making soup yourself is usually the better choice when it comes to your health. "There's something special about making it from scratch too," Rigden says. "It's a labor of love and all about building flavors," she continues.

The nutrition expert encourages her clients to make big batches of their favorite soups and freeze the leftovers so they always have a healthy meal on hand. If you're skeptical of how filling healthy homemade soups can be, don't fret. Rigden explains that by using healthy fats from ingredients like coconut milk, avocados, nuts, and olive oils, you can make a hearty, healthy soup that satisfies. You can also use bone broth instead of water for some extra creaminess and collagen protein that's also good for your skin and gut. Ahead, master four of Rigden's deliciously healthy homemade soup recipes.