Nothing beats a cold like soup. While it’s not a mythical cure-all, a warm, nutritious bowl always makes us feel better. In honor of National Homemade Soup Day February 4, we’re sharing a few of our favorite healthful, made-from-scratch soups, all available at local eateries.
Organic Red Lentil Quinoa Soup, The Chickpea
This gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan dish is packed with protein, fiber, and iron thanks to its wholesome ancient grains and legumes. Plus, the potassium and additional minerals provided by lentils make for a heart-healthy choice. West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach (561-855-7028, 561-877-8310)
Celery Root & Turmeric Soup, Aioli
The two primary ingredients in chef Michael Hackman’s vegan celery root and turmeric soup, available during the cooler months, boast myriad health benefits. Turmeric, lauded as a superfood, possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and celery root is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. West Palm Beach (561-366-7741)
Spicy Lemongrass Soup, The Sea South East Asian Kitchen
On the heartier (but still healthful) side, The Sea cooks up a seafood soup full of Asian-influenced ingredients. Lemongrass, a known digestive aid, serves as the base of the broth, which is boosted by scallions, tomatoes, and mushrooms, as well as fresh shrimp, scallops, mussels, squid, and snapper. Delray Beach (561-270-3569)