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  Healthy Lifestyles Newsletter
FALL 2019
that nourishes your body cells. Adequate hydration and fluid intake is important to overall health.
Nutritional value. The soup broth contains all of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and proteins of the foods that are cooked in the pot. There is no nutrient loss, as everything is retained in the meal.
  Fall for Soups
As the cold weather approaches, warm up with healthy and hearty soups. Soups are more than just a comfort food. They are good for your health and your wallet. Here are the 10 best things about soups:
1. Soups can be low-calorie! If you skip the cream-based and cheese-based soups, they will contain less calories while still providing key nutrients and keep you feeling satisfied.
2. Hide those veggies! If you have trouble meeting your vegetable needs each day
or just can’t get the kiddos to eat any vegetables, try hiding them in your soups. Chop up some celery and carrots or top off a pot with a handful or two of chopped leafy greens and get used to eating your veggies the easy way.
3. Eliminate food waste. Soups are a great way to get rid of leftovers. Add vegetables, cooked grains or beans to a soup the next day. Not sure what to do with that last bunch of parsley? Throw it in the pot.
4. Cost Saving. Freeze leftover chicken bones and scraps that you normally throw out (like the chicken neck). Save up a couple to make your next chicken stock. It’s basically free!
5. No recipe required. If you’re not one to follow a recipe, then soups are for you. Substitute broccoli for carrots, rice for noodles, vegetable broth for beef broth. Don’t worry, the soup will still be delicious.
6. Lots of fluids. Did you know some foods could count toward your fluid intake? Soups contain a high quantity of water
Nutrient dense ingredients. Nutrient dense foods are high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Many soups contain vegetables, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates, which are nutrient dense.
Full of fiber. Lots of soups contain beans, which will increase your fiber intake, aiding in digestion. Vegetables and whole-grains also contain fiber and may also be included in your soup. Fiber will help you stay regular.
10. Warm your body. Soup will naturally
warm you and your family up as the winter approaches. Now there’s nothing better than that!

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