Five Gluten Free and Vegan Soups to Take on the Go
Now that the holidays are over, spring may seem around the corner. However, there is still a long stretch of cold weather ahead before the sun’s warmth reaches us again. In the meantime, it is vital to stay healthy during these winter months with easy-to-make meals. Soup is one great option. From creamy and blended to broth heavy, soups come in a variety of tastes and textures that make each soup unique. Here we have compiled a list of five gluten free and vegan soups to pack into a thermos and take with you on the go this winter.
1. Minestrone Soup
Hailing all the way from Italy — home of pizza and Leonardo da Vinci — minestrone is a simple yet filling blend of vegetables, broth, and noodles. It is believed to date back to 2nd century B.C., after Rome had conquered the whole of Italy and there was a greater variety of vegetables available for peasants to use. For protein, the soup contains green beans, chickpeas, and more, leaving soup lovers satisfied after they finish their meal. Over time, many variations to the recipe have been created, but we have chosen this one-pot vegan and gluten free recipe, accessible via the link here.
2. Borscht Soup
Borscht is a wonderful meal for the desperately cold weather, which is probably the reason why it is so popular in many Slavic countries. It contains beets, cabbage, potatoes, onions, and spices to make it flavorful even days after it has been cooked. You can make it in large quantities and feed your whole family, or make small portions to feel yourself for the week. The recipe at the link here provides a tasty vegan borscht recipe, and has notes about how to make the soup completely gluten free.
3. Creamy Mushroom Soup
Like the classic Cream of Mushroom soup, the vegan and gluten free version is just as tangy and delicious. Chock full of nutrients and the same good taste, the vegan and gluten free recipe at the link here took inspiration from old Hungarian recipes to transform the canned version into something more gratifying. Holding both an umami flavor from the mushrooms and a delicate flavor of coconut milk, this creamy mushroom soup is an awesome lunch option for a particularly frigid work day.
4. Cauliflower and Potato Soup
Cauliflower and potatoes pair well together, with cauliflower’s fresh, earthy taste and the starch from potatoes. They are both also incredibly filling, making them the perfect combination for a well-rounded wintertime meal. In the gluten free and vegan recipe linked here, the duo is paired with onion, a few simple spices, and green onions for a little bite. Take your time to enjoy every spoonful of this soup — it will be gone before you know it.
5. Lentil Soup
Last but not least, lentils. Though small, these savory legumes always pack a punch, and are known for their depth in taste and slightly mealy texture. A perfect way to add more protein and fiber to your diet, the gluten free and vegan recipe linked here is one to check out. Both hearty and balanced, this lentil soup is sure to have you coming back for more, and will give you enough energy for a day outdoors.
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