With mounting deadlines, holiday parties, and festive celebrations, it can be hard to find the time to cook hearty, delicious meals as the year comes to a close. If you're trying to stay healthy despite said events, consider batch-cooking a flavorful pot of soup. Almost any recipe will do—just double the ingredients and let it simmer while you kick back with a glass of wine on Sunday night.
Ahead, we went in search of the best healthy soup recipes that prove you don't have to compromise on flavor. They're surprisingly varied, too. From one-pot vegan minestrone and black bean chili to slow-cooked butternut squash soup and winter vegetable chowder, there's enough variation to last you till spring.
Clear some space in your freezer—these are the best soups to batch-make when you're too busy to cook.
The Hero Flavor: Chowder doesn't have to be unhealthy. This version includes celery root and cauliflower to mimic the creamy texture and flavor.