With the weather finally starting to act appropriately winter-like (on the east coast, at least), we’re once again struck by the unsettling realization that winter is cold. But soup is good for the cold. While we’re no stranger to the canned variety, these recipes take it up a nutritional notch with everything from cauliflower to fresh kale to roasted red pepper.

1. Crock-Pot Italian Chicken, Quinoa, and Vegetable Soup

Load up your slow cooker the night before, hit start in the morning, and thank yourself that evening. Chicken, veggies, and a few red pepper flakes to give it a kick.

2. Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup

Three of our favorites come together in one bowl: turmeric, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil. It’s an immune-boosting trio we reach for when the going gets tough and the tough get sniffly.

3. Mediterranean Kale, Cannellini, and Farro Stew

Living that Pop-Tart breakfast, vending machine lunch lifestyle? You need this one-pot wonder in your life—it covers all your nutritional bases with kale, cannellini beans, farro, carrots, and celery.

4. Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup

Vegan and gluten-free, this recipe takes a literal cornucopia worth of veggies and puts protein on top. Add a baguette if you want to know true joy.

5. Lentil Vegetable Soup

This recipe is about zero steps (OK, two), but it takes two hours to make, so save it for slow Sundays—you’ll actually feel productive.

6. Cauliflower Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Ever look at a cauliflower and think, “I wish this was a soup?” You will now, forevermore.

7. Chinese Nine-Vegetable Hot and Sour Soup

This is a recipe for “this year is going to be different.” Nine veggies, half an hour on the stove, and enough goodness to recover from all of those “Why not? It’s the holidays!” decisions.

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