Quick and Easy Soup Recipes

As the brisk fall air sets in, there’s nothing better than a hot and delicious bowl of soup for lunch or dinner.

Many soup recipes are quick, easy to make, and can be made ahead in batches for a later date. A standard pot of soup makes enough to easily feed a family and then some. And leftover soup makes a wonderful, easy meal to eat the rest of your week.

Not only is soup relatively easy to make, but it’s also versatile. You can please a lot of different palates the with countless soup recipes that are available to choose from.

And last but not least, soups are also relatively healthy. They are often filled with nutrient-rich veggies and lean meats, like chicken, that are good for the body.

The next time you go to whip up a pot of soup, we hope you’ll try one of our favorite quick and easy soup recipes.

Give these recipes a try…

Vegetable Soup

You can’t go wrong with a classic like vegetable soup. It’s hardy, delicious, and packed with nutritious veggies.

Many people, however, are intimidated to make a pot from scratch because of all the ingredients and prep work that needs to be done.

Luckily for you, we’ve discovered a delicious recipe that is easy to prepare and only takes 30 minutes to cook! Check it out…


  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 14.5 oz. cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tbs. fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • kosher salt
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted (optional)


#1 Heat oil in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.

#2 Add the broth, 1 cup water, potatoes, thyme, and ½ teaspoon salt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.

#3 Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes.

#4 Add the tomatoes, beans, and broccoli. Cook 5 to 10 minutes more or until all the vegetables are tender.

#5 Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve with toasted baguette slices (if desired).

Recipe Source: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/vegetable-soup

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is another staple crowd pleaser. And it’s a great recipe to have on hand as we make our way into cold and flu season.

This following recipe is great because it only requires a handful of easy to find ingredients and only takes 30 minutes to cook.

Here’s the recipe…


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


#1 Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add the carrots, onion, garlic and celery salt.

#2 Reduce heat to low and add the chicken breast. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

#3 Carefully remove the chicken breast, cut it into chunks and return it to the pot. Stir in the cilantro OR dill to taste.

Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/17881/quick-chicken-soup/

 Gazpacho Soup

For those of you that live in the south like we do, it’s always nice to have a cold soup alternative for those 80-degree winter days.

This healthy recipe for gazpacho soup is packed with veggies and delicious herbs. It makes a great meal that you can simply pull out of the fridge and serve.

Check out the recipe…


  • 6 oz. hearty bread, crusts removed, torn into 1- to 2-inch chunks
  • 3 pounds (about 4 large) very ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into rough 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound (about 1 small) cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into rough 1-inch chunks
  • 1/3 pound (about 1 small) small red onion, peeled and cut into rough 1-inch chunks
  • 1/3 pound (about 1 medium) green or red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into rough 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 tbs. sherry vinegar, plus more to taste
  • Chopped herbs such as parsley, chives, or oregano for serving


#1 Place bread in bottom of a large bowl. Add half of the tomatoes in an even layer on top and season generously with salt and pepper. Add cucumbers, onion, peppers, and garlic. Sprinkle with oregano and season generously with salt and pepper. Add remaining tomatoes and sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Drizzle oil and vinegar over the top. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

#2 Toss all ingredients with a wooden spoon or by hand until they are evenly incorporated. Transfer half of the contents, including liquid at bottom of bowl, to the jar of a blender. Blend on high speed until completely smooth, about 3 minutes. Press mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Repeat with remaining soup (you may need to work in more batches). Season soup with more salt, pepper, and vinegar as desired.

#3 Serve immediately, garnished with chopped herbs and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, or chill for up to three days before serving.

Recipe Source: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/09/easy-gazpacho-recipe.html

What your favorite soup recipe? Share it in the comments below!

Quick and Healthy Meal Recipes


Getting daily nutritious meals is important for a healthy body and mind.

But when you are battling breast cancer (or any cancer for that matter), you might not have the time, or energy, to prepare meals the way you used to.

That’s why it’s important to add a few quick and healthy meal plans to your menu.

Whether you are currently battling cancer or trying to help out a friend in need, we hope you will check out a few of our recipes made with healthy foods that make great meals.

Note: We love these recipes, but please always talk to your doctor about introducing new foods/meals into your diet.

Keep reading to discover a few of our favorite quick and healthy meal recipes…

Vegetable Lasagna

There’s nothing better than a classic Italian meal stuffed with healthy vegetables.

Veggie lasagna is easy to make, packed with nutritious ingredients, and freezable.

It’s a great meal to prep ahead of time when you have the energy or put together to gift to a family in need.

Check out the recipe.


  •  1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars pasta sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (15 ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Cook the lasagna noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse with cold water, and drain.

2. In a large saucepan, cook and stir mushrooms, green peppers, onion, and garlic in oil. Stir in pasta sauce and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Mix together ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, and eggs.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread 1 cup tomato sauce into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer 1/2 each, lasagna noodles, ricotta mix, sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Repeat layering, and top with remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese.

5. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11786/hearty-vegetable-lasagna/

Homemade Chicken Soup

There’s nothing more soothing and delicious than a homemade pot of chicken soup. The best part?

It’s easy to make, you can make it in large quantities, and it freezes well so you can make it in advance.

This recipe is great for both dinner and lunches, and if you gift this meal, it will certainly warm someone’s heart.

Here’s how you make it.


  •  1 (3 pound) whole chicken
  • 4 carrots, halved
  • 4 stalks celery, halved
  • 1 large onion
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (optional)


1. Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken meat falls off of the bones (skim off foam every so often).

2. Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Season the broth with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon to taste, if desired. Return the chicken, carrots, celery and onion to the pot, stir together, and serve.

Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8814/homemade-chicken-soup/

Potato, Sausage, and Greens Casserole

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why it’s important to have a delicious breakfast casserole on hand.

This recipe includes fresh meats, potatoes, and greens…all items important to a healthy diet. And delicious, too!

Learn how to make the recipe here.


  •  1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz package pork sausage crumbles
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, ends removed + diced
  • 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed + squeezed of moisture
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 small russet potatoes, peeled + thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ⅓ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and sauté the sausage, onion and zucchini for about 5 minutes or until onions are transparent. Stir occasionally.

2. Stir in spinach, salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cover the bottom with half of the sliced potatoes, add the sausage filling and cover the top with the remaining potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.

4. Pour milk evenly on top and cover with bread crumbs; press down to moisten with milk. Lightly spray the bread crumbs with cooking spray. Bake for 50 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Recipe Source: https://www.skinnymom.com/skinny-potato-sausage-greens-casserole/

 Do you have a favorite recipe? Share it with us below!