As soon as there’s a bit of a chill in the air, I’m in the kitchen making a pot of soup. If someone in the family is a bit under the weather, you’ll find me in the kitchen making a pot of soup. When I feel overwhelmed in any way, what I want most is a warm nourishing bowl of soup. Healthy Roasted Vegetable Soup is a tasty way to nourish the body and the soul.
I love a good veggie soup, and often I make them into a blended, smooth creamy soup: vegan creamy broccoli or carrot ginger or vegan asparagus are a few of my favorites. Soup can also be nutritious enough to be a whole meal like this cauliflower red lentil, or this hearty lentil soup. But, there are times when a more broth-y soup is what’s called for. Recently I was feeling like I may be coming down with something and I ordered veggie soup in a restaurant. Although the broth was flavorful, I didn’t love the texture of the vegetables. They were all a bit mushy for my liking and I couldn’t help but think it would have made a better pureed soup. Over boiled veggies don’t really do it for me.
It was there that the idea for this healthy roasted vegetable soup was born. Roasting the veggies accomplishes a few things at the same time. The veggies keep their integrity, keep their nutritional benefits, keep their taste and texture intact and are super simple to make. I know that making soup from scratch sounds daunting. Rest assured, there’s nothing complicated about this recipe and you can make this in no time at all. You can make this veggie stock from scratch or, if you’re pressed for time and buy already made stock, be sure to get a low sodium variety.
Nutritious Vegetables roasted to enhance their flavor and nutrition.
Our bodies are a scientific wonder and I am constantly amazed what a beautiful system working in concert to keep us well. We expose ourselves to emotional, mental and physical fatigue and stressors all the time. We expect that our immune system will be able to handle the load and keep us healthy regardless of the circumstances we put ourselves in. The reality is that it is easier to control how we nourish ourselves than to try to insulate ourselves from the stressors of everyday life.
It’s possible to strengthen the immune system by loading up on healthy food that is full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are needed for high level functioning. This Roasted Vegetable Soup is a great way to up your daily intake of veggies and you can easily substitute any veggies that you prefer. Roasting the veggies locks in their nutrition and brings out their flavor. You could add some chicken or beans for added protein, or add in some pasta or whole grains for a heartier meal.
If the early and potent hurricane season is any indication, it’s likely to be a fall and winter full of unpredictable and intense weather. I predict I’ll be in the kitchen making a nourishing pot of soup very often and I think this healthy roasted vegetable soup will become a staple in our house.