1 March 2022
What are the health benefits of consuming high calorie soups?
Soup is healthy, no matter what you put in it. The only problem with making soup at home is that you may not be as good as some restaurants at making soup. I am always looking for ways to make my family eat more vegetables and there is no better way to do this then by putting them in soup. For example last night I made a potato soup that was delicious and it had onion, garlic, carrots, potatoes and parsley in it. My wife loves potato soup but she does not like the chunks of vegetables so I pureed the soup before we ate it. The result was a creamy delicious potato soup that was chock full of nutrients thanks to all of the vegetables that were hidden in it. It's great because you can sneak so many different types of vegetables into a bowl of soup without anyone even knowing they are eating them.
People who are malnourished and underweight often have a difficult time increasing their calorie intake, but soup may be a good solution for them. Not only does it contain more calories than a salad or other small meals, but it also can be pureed to make it easier to eat and digest. Calories from soup also count toward the total amount you should consume each day, so they can help you reach your calorie goals. For example, if you need 2,000 calories each day, consuming an extra 1,000-calorie soup at lunch can help you meet your nutritional needs.
The key to making a soup that doesn't leave you hungry half an hour later is to ensure there are plenty of calories in it.
The more filling a soup is, the better it is for you if you want to lose weight. The soups I've included below are great for people who are trying to lose weight, and equally good for those who want a healthy, filling meal.
They're both high in calories and very satisfying.
Soup is a generally warm food that is made by combining ingredients of meat or vegetables with stock, or water. Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth.
Traditionally, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommÃ©. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purÃ©es are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from purÃ©ed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with bÃ©chamel sauce; and veloutÃ©s are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include egg, rice, lentils, flour, and grains; many popular soups also include carrots and potatoes.
Asparagus & Mushroom Soup
This is a delicious, creamy soup with a velvety texture. It's a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.
1 lb (454 g) fresh asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into small pieces
4 oz (113 g) mushrooms, sliced
6 cups (1.4 L) chicken broth
1/2 cup (120 mL) milk
Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
* 1 lb ground beef
* 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
* 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 4 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
* 4 stalks celery, chopped
* 2 large potatoes, cubed
* 1 (1.25 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
* 1/2 cup instant rice, uncooked
In a large pot, over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain off the grease. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Soup is often a high calorie food because of the way it is prepared. The fat content can be higher than it needs to be, and there may be too many calories in each serving. This can be especially true for soups that are made to order in a restaurant, as the ingredients and preparation methods are not always disclosed. While not all soups are high calorie, it is possible to consume more calories than intended, so consumers should pay attention to the nutrition information on the menu or label.