When cold weather hits, there’s nothing more soul-warming than a big bowl of soup with a sizable hunk of crusty bread for dipping (or dunking). But when you’re tracking macros, it can be hard to make it all ‘fit’ without reducing things to sadly small portions. NOT OK with me. Haha. That’s why all of my macro-friendly soups are so light. I want you to have a BIG bowl, add some toppings, and a chunk of bread on the side without giving up on your goals. So, here are 5 healthy and macro-friendly soups for fall.
1. Easy Beef and Veggie Stew
This easy beef and veggie stew is made with lean flank steak and lots of veggies. It doesn’t have potatoes like the traditional version, but it still has the same classic, comforting flavor. I love to serve mine with roasted broccoli and mushrooms, and of course, a big chunk of bread on the side.
If you’re making it for your family, my kids really enjoy this soup with some grilled cheese and a few roasted potatoes that they can add to their bowls. I just roast the potatoes along with my broccoli and mushrooms while the soup simmers. You can get the full recipe and details here.
2. One Pot Skinny White Chicken Chili
This chicken chili is so yummy and so easy to make. And since it’s all made in one dish, it doesn’t leave the kitchen a massive mess (a total win).
This white chicken chili was actually inspired by my mom’s green enchilada tortilla soup that I loved growing up. In this version, I’ve added some of my favorite vegetables to bulk it up a little like zucchini and bell peppers. It has all the flavors I really enjoy while still being light enough that I can eat a HUGE bowl.
Another reason why I love this chili is because it’s so easy to make! I always buy those rotisserie chicken vacuum-sealed packs from Costco to make it the EASIEST. But use whatever cooked chicken you’d like!
This white chicken chili is light enough that you can add your favorite toppings or even add a side salad if you want. At my house, we like our chili topped with cheese, low-fat sour cream, avocado, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Also, we usually have Fritos or tortilla chips on the side–so good.
3. Veggie Chicken Soup with Butternut Squash
This colorful, veggie-packed soup is one that the whole family will enjoy–at least my family does!
This soup is so cozy and comforting–the perfect choice for fall. Like most of my soups, you can have a sizable portion with plenty of room for something yummy on the side. You can get the recipe here. Enjoy!
4. Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Soup
I’m not a big gadget person. I’m usually happy with a sharp knife, a cutting board, and a few good-quality pots and pans. But when it’s 5 o’clock and you realize you didn’t thaw your chicken for dinner–the Instant Pot becomes literal magic.
There’s nothing better than throwing your frozen chicken with some veggies, tomato paste, and canned tomatoes into your instant pot, letting it cook for about 10 minutes, and voila–you have fully cooked chicken for your soup. MAGIC.
I love serving this Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Soup topped with grated parmesan cheese and some fresh basil. Usually, I cook tortellini on the side for my kids to throw in their bowls and some roasted cauliflower or sautéed mushrooms on the side for me. Not necessary! I’m just always a fan of bulking things up!
5. Low-Carb Turkey Cauliflower Chili
This Low-Carb Turkey Cauliflower Chili is so light, yummy, and family-friendly. To make more room for cornbread, chips, or a big, crusty chunk of bread on the side, this recipe skips the beans but is still full of hearty, meaty flavor.
To make this chili, all you need is a big pot and a large spoon to stir. You could also use this meat chopper thing (a very official name). It’s great for cooking and breaking any ground meat on the stove. I love it and use it all the time.
This is a great soup if you like to prep meals ahead of time. It stores great in the fridge for a quick lunch or you can even freeze the leftovers for an easy dinner when you’re in a pinch. I love serving this soup with cheese, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and of course, a handful of Fritos!
5 Healthy and Macro-friendly Soups for Fall
No matter what soup you choose to make, you can’t go wrong. Because nothing beats being cuddled up with a cozy, warm bowl of soup on a cold fall day.
I love these 5 healthy and macro-friendly soups for fall, but I also have a lot of other recipes for fall on the blog. Just search “Lillie Eats and Tells Soup” or look under the One-dish meals tab on the website for some of my other favorites.