“What is National Soup it Forward Day?”

We had the same thought when we first heard about the March 3 “holiday”, dedicated to homemade soup. But when we learned that National Soup it Forward is really about delivering love and kindness by the bowlful, we wanted to celebrate.

We rounded up three nourishing soups to make (and share!) because as the founders of this holiday say, “a warm cup of kindness comes in many forms.” Enjoy!

Garden Minestrone

This classic soup is loaded with zucchini, carrots, and squash – making it a hearty and healthy meal.

Healthy tip: Swap the reduced-sodium chicken broth for low-sodium

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Loaded with ground beef, hearty rice, and tender bell peppers – this recipe has everything you love about a stuffed pepper.

Healthy tip: Substitute ground turkey for ground beef, and replace white rice with brown rice. 

Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili

This spicy vegan chili packs on the flavor. It’s easy to make with basic ingredients we frequently have in our warehouse. Eat it as soon as it’s done or freeze some for later.

Vegetarian Kale Soup

A hearty soup that’s good for you! Between the kale, cannellini beans, onions, and celery – this soup is sure to delight your taste buds.

The Best Lentil Soup

Packed with protein-rich lentils, carrots, and spinach – this robust soup will have you coming back for seconds.

Soup-er Tips

Broth: Did you know that ‘Reduced Sodium’ is just 25 percent less sodium than the traditional broth? That means it can still have more than 140 mg of sodium per serving. Foods labeled ‘Low Sodium’ must contain 140 mg or less.

Flavoring: To cut back on salt, use other spices first! Garlic, pepper, cumin, onion, and paprika are great flavor enhancers. Start with these and when your soup is ready to be served, give it a taste. If it’s still missing something, pour about 1/2 teaspoon of salt into your hand and sprinkle it little by little, tasting as you add. You might not even need it all!