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Creamy Soups That Are Actually Healthy

Mexican Street Corn Soup

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This recipe is inspired by a street food favorite. Stripping corn off the cob might take a little more effort, but using fresh corn (along with lime juice, and cilantro) will definitely pay off. Trust.

Get the recipe: Mexican Street Corn Soup

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Creamy Asparagus Pea Soup

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This soup is perfect for someone who wants the health benefits of green juice, but needs something with a little more oomph. It's packed with two cups of peas and one bunch of asparagus so you'll get a good dose of nutrients in each bite. The light soup is topped with fresh-baked, garlicky croutons. (Discover more delicious springtime asparagus recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.)

Get the recipe: Asparagus Pea Soup

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Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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This healthy version of chicken and dumplings is thick and chunky. Unlike traditional cream-based soups, it calls for evaporated milk, which has less fat and more protein than heavy cream. Spinach, carrots, and celery round out this recipe, which is way more nutritious than it looks.

Get the recipe: Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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Creamy Vegan Potato Soup with Pesto Swirl

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If you've ever wanted to eat pesto with a spoon, now's your chance. It's generously swirled through this thick potato soup. Instead of cream, this soup gets its texture from soaked cashews (which, along with other tree nuts, have been linked to lowered risk of diabetes).

Get the recipe: Creamy Vegan Potato Soup with Pesto Swirl

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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Cauliflower can morph into just about anything these days—rice, pizza crust, hummus.... For this recipe, it's blended into a velvety soup that's vegetarian, gluten-free, and Paleo.

Get the recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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Simple Tomato Bisque

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Homemade tomato bisque never gets old and it knows no seasons. You probably have most of the ingredients for this recipe in your kitchen right now, and it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish (which gives you plenty of time to make grilled cheese too).

Get the recipe: Simple Tomato Bisque

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Creamy Tortellini Soup Recipe

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If you're in the mood for Italian but want something on the lighter side, this recipe is perfect (and these meals also fit the bill). This soup is filled with cheesy tortellini but every bowl still comes in at under 300 calories.

Get the recipe: Creamy Tortellini Soup Recipe

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Leek Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup

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Take comfort in this warming bowl that's chock-full of nourishing ingredients. Leeks and sweet potatoes are both high in vitamins A and C and give the soup a slightly sweet flavor.

Get the recipe: Leek Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup

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