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Warm It Up! 20 Soup Recipes That You Need To Try This Winter

Warm It Up! 20 Soup Recipes That You Need To Try This Winter

During the winter, we all look for something to warm us up after a long and exhausting day at work. The best way to accomplish that is by making soup. Also, who doesn’t like soups? They are delicious, healthy, easy to make, and you’ll love sitting on your sofa in front of the TV and watching your favourite show with a nice bowl of warm soup in your hands. Plus, you don’t even have to be an expert to make a good soup. This article brings you 20 lovely soup ideas that you can make this winter.

1. Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Chicken cordon bleu soup is perfect for all people who love creamy soups. Plus, it’s versatile — it thickens after it cools off so you can use it as a topping for some other meals you make. If you’re a meat lover, you won’t be disappointed — chicken, ham, and bacon are all here. Plus, this soup is very easy to make. Get the recipe here.

Chicken cordon bleu soup

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    2. Hot and sour cabbage soup

    If you want to lose weight and look your best over the upcoming holidays, then you will love this soup. Health and lifestyle websites emphasize the importance of losing weight in a healthy manner, and this soup fits perfectly into this notion. Spicy jalapeño peppers will speed up your metabolism and taste delicious at the same time. Get the recipe here.

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      3. Roasted Red Pepper Chicken And Apple Sausage Orzo Soup

      Feeling adventurous? Well, this unique soup is ideal for you. It’s a lovely blend of chicken broth, peppers, orzo pasta, chicken, and apple-smoked sausage. It not only tastes divine, but it’s healthy as well. Find out how to make this five-step soup right here.

      Roasted Red Pepper Chicken And Apple Sausage Orzo Soup

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        4. Beefy Nacho Soup

        You can make this soup in less than 20 minutes, which makes it perfect for those days when you feel too exhausted to spend much time cooking. This perfectly creamy and meaty soup will fill you up and you won’t even feel the need to cook anything else for dinner. Here’s the recipe.

        Beefy Nacho Soup

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          5. Hummus Soup

          Another slimming soup is coming your way. Tahini from this soup boosts your metabolism while chickpeas act as an appetite suppressant. Find out how to make this lovely soup right here.

          Hummus Soup

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            6. Roast Carrot And Fennel Soup

            This sweet and aromatic soup is everything you need for those cold winter days. It’s even suitable for all the vegetarians out there. Not a fan of fennel? Not a problem, the soup is super delicious even without it. Get the recipe here.

            Roast Carrot And Fennel Soup

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              7. Apple And Celery Soup

              Here’s the perfect soup for all of you who love to experiment with ingredients and food. Did you ever think of including apple in your soup? Well, now you can. Apple and celery make this soup earthy and delicious. In fact, this soup is perfect for dinner parties where you can show off your cooking skills to all your friends. And lifestyle news today is all about soups instead of those finger sandwiches we usually serve at these occasions. Find out how to make this super easy soup here.

              Apple And Celery Soup

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                8. Lentil Soup

                Crispy bacon, vegetables, and canned beans are just a few reasons why you simply have to make this simple and yummy soup. A variety of colors in your bowl will definitely brighten up the cold winter day. You can find the recipe here.

                Lentil Soup

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                  9. Vegetable Soup

                  Here’s another colorful soup you can make. If you make too much vegetable soup, there’s no need to worry. It’s great for leftovers and, unlike some other soups, it tastes equally delicious even when reheated. Cheese, vegetable or chicken broth, and a bunch of vegetables are ingredients that make this soup so special. Get the recipe for this four-step soup right here.

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                  Vegetable Soup

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                    10. Chicken Apple Soup

                    You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Including apples in soups is a great idea, especially on cold winter days when you want to stay warm and still supply your body with an abundance of vitamins. This chicken and apple soup is done in about 30 minutes and has that creamy texture we all love. The recipe is here.

                    Chicken Apple Soup

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                      11. Creamy Mushroom Soup

                      If you love creamy mushroom soup from the bag you buy in the store, then you will love this homemade version even better. This super easy earthy and creamy soup is done in just 45 minutes. Get the recipe here.

                      Creamy Mushroom Soup

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                        12. Tomato Basil Soup

                        Tomato basil soup has a thick texture and tastes just as amazing the next day as well. Some ingredients found in this yummy dish include pine nuts, parmesan, and celery. Get the recipe right here.

                        Tomato Basil Soup

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                          13. Lasagna Soup

                          Do you feel like eating lasagna, but you’re too tired to spend that much time in the kitchen? Well, how about lasagna soup then? This creamy soup can be prepared in about 30 minutes, and it tastes like proper lasagna too. Fennel, sausage, and mozzarella cheese are just some ingredients that make this soup divine. Get the recipe here.

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                          Lasagna Soup

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                            14. Italian Meatball Soup

                            Real meat lovers simply adore meatballs. Instead of making spaghetti-to-go with meatballs, you can opt for making delicious Italian soup. It’s not creamy, instead it is based on tomato and beef broth. The soup offers a perfect balance of meat, pasta, and lovely seasonings. You can find recipe here.

                            Italian Meatball Soup

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                              15. Squash And Chickpea Soup

                              If you want to bring the spirit of North Africa into your home, then you should make this soup. It’s spicy, delicious, easy to make, and dairy free — which means even lactose intolerant people can enjoy this soup. Get the recipe here.

                              Squash And Chickpea Soup

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                                16. Winter Weight-Loss Detox Soup

                                Did you know that you can detoxify your body and accelerate weight loss just by eating soup? And by that, we mean this lovely green soup. This easy-to-make soup is made of entirely vegetable ingredients and is suitable for vegetarians. Lose weight faster, get rid of toxins, and warm up with a bowl of green. Get the recipe here.

                                Winter Weight Loss Detox Soup

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                                  17. Greek Shrimp And Dill Soup

                                  Seafood lovers, we didn’t forget about you. This Greek shrimp and dill soup brings mesmerizing Mediterranean spirit into your home to cheer you up on cold winter days. The soup is ready in 40 minutes and requires only 3 easy steps. Get the recipe here.

                                  Greek Shrimp And Dill Soup

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                                    18. Irish Beef, Cabbage, And Potato Soup

                                    This hearty Irish soup tastes divine throughout the year, but is particularly good on cold winter nights. To make this soup, you need ingredients that you already have in your kitchen, including beef, tomatoes, and onion. Get the recipe here.

                                    Irish Beef, Cabbage, And Potato Soup

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                                      19. Chicken And Barley Soup

                                      Barley is rich in fiber that improves digestion and helps you lose weight. Furthermore, this ingredient is known for its cholesterol-lowering properties and managing diabetes. This healthy soup is easy to make, tastes delicious, and is perfect for keeping you warm and improving your overall health at the same time. Get the recipe here.

                                      Chicken And Barley Soup

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                                        20. Pea And Lettuce Soup With Ham And Cheese Tartines

                                        Here’s another soup that you can make pretty fast after returning from a long day at work. It only takes 20 minutes to make this green miracle, and ham and cheese tartines are a great bonus. Get the recipe for this wonderful soup right here.

                                        Pea And Lettuce Soup With Ham And Cheese Tartines

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                                          Conclusion

                                          Soup is perfect for cold winter nights. Soups from this article are easy to make, help you lose weight, and taste delicious at the same time. Plus, they contain ingredients that you can buy just about anywhere (and many that you probably already have in your kitchen!).

                                          References:

                                          https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/weight-loss/tips-for-healthy-winter-meal-planning.html

                                          http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-soup-recipes-weight-loss?slide=2

                                          http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/occasion/gorgeous-winter-soups/#8w6Ah80WS5zmHbHz.97

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                                          Last Updated on February 20, 2019

                                          13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride

                                          13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride

                                          Fear. I spend my life talking about fear — fighting fears, fixing fears and understanding fears. And yet I doubt I get 10 calls a year from people saying “Mandie can you help me fix my fear?”

                                          Why is this so critically important to you?

                                          The realization for me is that fear is not the fundamental driving force in your life it’s what regardless of whether I’m talking to a doctor, a teacher, a CEO’s, a senior citizens or teenager – every single one of those conversations has a direct correlation with your world.

                                          Fear can range from the overwhelming desire to look away or stop in your tracks to literally fleeing your country and the life you knew. In this article, I will share you with 13 tips to face your fears and enjoy the ride.

                                          1. Know That Fear Is Real, but Can Be Overcome

                                          Right now around the world people are facing fear — real fear. Fear that I pray my children and I will never experience. Does that lessen my fears or your fears in your relativity safe 21st century life?

                                          When I look at the world we all live in, I find that fear like so many other emotions can mean so many different things to so many different people:

                                          • The child who has to be physically dragged to their first day of school.
                                          • The man facing the judge.
                                          • The woman with her hand poised over the buttons over her phone because she has to walk down a dark corridor late at night alone.
                                          • The man as the surgeon says “count backwards from 10 Mr Smith.”
                                          • The woman that’s told “We are sorry, we can’t help you.”
                                          • The man that faces the empty circle of a gun and prays for his very existence.

                                          These and a million more (Portrayed in every kind of movie, book or song you could imagine) are what make us human. We face fear and somehow move forward or are stopped in our tracks.

                                          Like the rabbit in the headlights of the car that veers off through the field away from the tyres of the car or stays still praying for salvation. Like someone will save them. Sound familiar?

                                          Fear is huge. Fear is everywhere and yet fear can be overcome, controlled and can even be a power for good.

                                          2. Accept Your Fear

                                          Firstly if you aren’t facing the barrel of the gun, atrocities that make the news or impeding death, that’s a good start. However it doesn’t mean your fear is any less real.

                                          We are quick to say “I can’t moan, my life is not as bad as X.” While in theory, that’s honorable your appreciation of Mr. or Mrs. X’s horrific life won’t change anything directly. So accept your fear is relative to you.

                                          And here’s what can be done.

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                                          3. Get Some Perspective

                                          I found myself asking anyone that would answer “what is your worst fear”. The answer that intrigued me the most came from my daughter (15 years old and she usually has a copy of Fight the Fear – my book – in her school bag so she can help someone else be as positive and confident as her. No matter what life throws up.)

                                          And her fear, surprised me — heights. I pointed out that we live in a sprawling bungalow (one storey) and the highest she goes is two storeys’ at school! She laughed but added, fear isn’t like that Mum. I know it’s not a real fear, but it’s like when you stand on a chair and feel unsafe.

                                          That girl will go far. Because she truly gets fear.

                                          We know something is scary and yet we still do it. Why? Because we have a perspective to the fear. When you lose perspective, it can feel too big, and too scary.

                                          So look around you to get some perspective on your fear:

                                          • Are you really at risk?
                                          • Will this kill you?
                                          • Which leads us on to..
                                          • If the worse was to happen what would it be?

                                          4. Hold a Hand

                                          As a coach, it is my job to holds someone’s metaphorical hand and help them face a fear.

                                          Like the child petrified of the thunder storm or the teen that can’t get back in a car again after failing their test, your job as a parent is to reassure, encourage, enable and motivate someone to face something that ideally they never would choose to again.

                                          We know many of our fears aren’t real. However, it is only when someone guides us with love, respect, lack of judgement and safety are we able to get through fear. And trust me, you can get through your fears. I’ve seen it so many times.

                                          Ask yourself:

                                          • If the worse were to happen, what would that be?
                                          • Could that really happen?
                                          • If the worse did happen, how would you recover?
                                          • If the worse were to happen, what would you need to do next?

                                          By seeing fear as not the end destination but part of being human, you can see through it’s wily evil ways and move forward.

                                          5. Know Whose Hand You Hold Either Physically or Emotionally

                                          This helps with fears for the rest of your life.

                                          Think of someone you can always rely on (and ideally you won’t just answer yourself because that adds a lot of pressure to your existence!) And you will find that you’ve already found a way to get through fear.

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                                          The beauty of this is that it means that fear becomes part of life not something to be feared and shied away from.

                                          It means you know you can turn to your friend, partner, colleague, parent, sibling and say “Right I need to deal with this, and I’m going to need you to help me.”

                                          For one moment, think about it from the other person’s view point. When we get to help other people we feel valued, loved, respected and lots of other positive emotions and we get a good dose of positive chemicals setting off in our bodies too.

                                          Your fear, and your determination to fight it, helped someone else too. Now that’s cool right?

                                          6. Understand That There Are Some Things Fear Will Never Touch

                                          I like to find role models in life — people who have faced heroism, history changing moments, war, atrocities, miracles, life saving inventions.

                                          Not everyone was looking for greatness, however they all found it. And one of my favourite books to date is written about Alistair Urquhart, the forgotten highlander. If this doesn’t get turned into a film in the future, then no man’s story is likely to.

                                          Alistair went through the most horrific experiences in the 2nd world war. If you think of one of the awful things that happened back then in our world, Alistair went through at least 3 of them! Asked afterwards how did you cope? He talked about how whatever they did to his body, no matter how they starved, tortured, threatened or mocked him, they couldn’t have his mind. In his mind he was free.

                                          Of all the people’s voices I’ve heard in my head over the years, this is one of those statements that reminds me anything is possible if you have faith and hope.

                                          Look for the things in life that fear can’t touch. They will create confidence and faith for the future, whatever you face. And they will give you a sense of why being you is awesome.

                                          Of all the billions of people on this planet, no one will have an answer identical to yours!

                                          7. Process Your Fears to Carry on with Life

                                          Being brave is not about sticking your chest out and smiling regardless of what hell you endure. It is about finding a way to emotionally process your fears to be able to keep going.

                                          I have a tool kit of things I can rely on – tools, strategies, techniques. They include people to hug or talk to, music. hobbies, walks on the beach and even my favourite food. It sounds mad but at the times where I have questioned “how will I get through this?” I’ve found immense joy in doing the most unlikely of thing that makes me smile.

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                                          It may be a short lived moment of happiness. However, it reminded that nothing stays the same and I can find away.

                                          One client told me that it was crazy when it felt like their world was falling around their ears to run a bath to the brim (you don’t waste water) get the best bath oils, light too many candles, lock the door and drink a glass of bubbly (champagne is only for special occasions.)

                                          Did that moment fix the disaster that my clients life felt? No, however it gave them a moment of calm and the brain is far quicker to find solutions, resolve and motivation to keep going when you do that.

                                          It may feel like madness to do something you love, however it can be a powerful way to help you find solutions to the fears you face in life.

                                          8. Assume the Worse

                                          If you read the statement from the client above. Notice how they assumed it was wrong to fill the bath up to the top? How bubbly is only for special occasions?

                                          Think how naughty they felt to be doing something that was not allowed?

                                          • Think about what age it may have made them feel?
                                          • Think about how they feel about champagne?
                                          • What special moments it’s been a part of in their lives?

                                          And you can see how the assumptions they made about their “right” to have these things was not healthy.

                                          When I drag the assumptions out of people’s words for them to see, they are often struck by how negative the words make them feel.

                                          Don’t assume your words aren’t impacting on you. You can go through fear and actually enjoy the ride when you take the time to understand how you are letting words get to you.

                                          9. Take a Fear That Feels Insurmountable Right Now.

                                          If you were to repeat it to me out loud, what would you say?

                                          Would you have blame on yourself in there? Would you assume others can do it and it’s just you? Would you feel small, unsuccessful, useless, unworthy?

                                          Usually, when you do this exercise, you are able to spot the untruths that run wild in your head convincing you that you are doomed. And rarely when we are faced with our assumptions is there is a lot of evidence to them.

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                                          10. You Are Not Defined by Your Fear

                                          One fear does not define your life – be mindful of that. It is likely to lead you to thinking of all the times you’ve succeeded and bring a moment of calm, confidence and faith back to you.

                                          11. Go with Fear

                                          When you learn to go with fear, you could find yourself actually having fun, no seriously – having fun.

                                          I have a few amazing clients I’m working with right now who would describe themselves as life long worriers, or pessimists. In the past that has served them well, enabling them to keep safe, steer clear of risks and even develop strategies in the event of disasters. However, now they find it’s becoming hard to break the cycle and they really want to because it’s holding them back.

                                          Notice how they’ve found their hidden fears and want to face them?

                                          One client said “I knew this was going to be tough, and I knew I couldn’t fight it alone and I knew you would be the one to help me.” Before I sat an incredibly successful, confident, capable business owner with a family and a social life to die for.

                                          However, I’ve learned that the most successful looking lives can hide things that impact on life, success, love, happiness and business.

                                          We didn’t start with the fear that they felt was holding them back, we broke the fear down, and found lots of little obstacles that had been deemed as “life” and “unchangeable” and “that’s just the way it is” by developing awareness to the little steps on the road to their obstacles to happiness and success they were able to tackle them in a different way.

                                          12. Discover Great Skills in Your Scary Moments

                                          And in that clients words “I came here to work with you to grow my company, and my own personal skills. I didn’t expect to get the children to be cleaning up after themselves and my partner being more attentive! It all feels a little magic.”

                                          The moral is that out of the scariest of moments, we can find great skills we didn’t know we had. Find better, healthier, happier ways to live and find ways to enjoy life more. (And have a bit of magic!)

                                          What a great place to be in ready for the next fear that thinks it’s going to get in the way of you, right?

                                          13. Own Your Fear

                                          Think back over these tips and come up with at least one example for each one. Write them down. Put them on your phone. Turn them into a piece of art. Turn them into a poem. Frame them. Go for a fast walk across the fields, beach, down town and repeat these things in your head to the sound of your feet on the ground.

                                          We rarely take the time to appreciate how far we have come, how much we can achieve or what we are capable of – by really owning the tips in this article you will have given your brain a big fat dose of “Damn right I can do this!” and the motivation and accountability to say “Let’s find a way” through any fear.

                                          You can’t help but feel good when you see that can you? And fear doesn’t stand a chance, does it?

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