Are you looking for an easy and healthy meal while pregnant? These soups for pregnancy make a perfect nourishing meal.
There’s already a lot of focus and emphasis on eating right during the pregnancy period, and if you’re an expecting mother, you know that already. But the thing is, pregnancy also comes with a lot of hormonal changes, physical changes, and mood swings, not to mention exhaustion and low energy levels.
And that’s when putting together a healthy, home cooked meal can seem like a big task.
If you can resonate, here’s a bit of help your way. Read on for a carefully curated list of some of the best soups for pregnancy that take just minutes to put together.
There are quite a few easy and pregnancy-friendly recipes out there; so why soups- you might ask. The thing is, soups need minimal kitchen time and ingredients to put together, and are a great way to get a myriad of nutrients into your body without putting in a lot of effort.
Soups can also be very filling, depending on what you add to them. They’re super versatile too, which means you can experiment with the ingredients and the flavors based on your personal preference.
Plus, soups can also help you replenish your body fluids in a natural, effortless way. And if that’s not all, there’s nothing like a bowl of warm, flavorful soup to beat the blues- it is the ultimate comfort food you can never go wrong with.
A few tips for picking the best pregnancy soup recipe
Here are a few of the best tips for healthy pregnancy soups:
Maximize the superfoods – soup is so versatile and easy to boost nutritionally. Try adding bone broth instead of stock for extra nutrients. Other easy additions are seaweed, kale, spinach, and coconut milk.
Make your own – most store bought soup is loaded with preservatives and additives to give it a long shelf life. With an instant pot or slow cooker it is too easy to whip up a batch of soup with real ingredients that is way better than canned soup.
If you are really pinched for time, in the 1st trimester and sick all time, are on bed rest, or just have no energy to cook at the end of the day, it’s ok! You have a few options.
You can get someone to make one of these recipes below for you, OR you can order some of these CLEAN pre made soups that just need to be reheated. It can really be a lifesaver when you just need to eat and need a nourishing meal.
We’ve made it easy for you and vetted a few really good pregnancy soup recipes for you below that are all EASY to make and have clean ingredients.
You might find a ton of different soup recipes out there, but when it comes to making soups for pregnancy, the focus should be more on adding the most nutritionally dense foods.
This little list has just that- delicious soup recipes that can be crafted in your Instant Pot or your slow cooker, and are so flavorful and delicious, you’ll find yourself making them again and again.
Vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with ingredients that are good for your gut and overall health, this cauliflower soup recipe can make for an excellent nutritious meal for those days when you don’t have a lot of veggies in your refrigerator.
Plus, it is freezer friendly too, which means you can batch make it and store the rest for later!
Pumpkin soups are an absolute fall essential, and if you love them too, you definitely need to try this vegan version. It is creamy, low calorie, and yet, so full of all the good stuff that you need to keep your energy levels up during your pregnancy period.
If there’s one single comfort food that you can almost always never go wrong with, it is a bowl of chicken noodle soup. This easy recipe takes a matter of minutes to make and is one of those weeknight meals that are both delicious and nutritious.
While this version is made with breastfeeding moms in mind, it's also a perfect meal for pregnant moms.
There’s a reason why garlic bread recipes are getting so popular now. There’s just something about the aroma of garlic being cooked that can really get your senses alive, and if you’re a bit obsessed yourself, you might want to give this easy pregnancy soup recipe a shot.
You’ll need just a handful of humble pantry essentials to whip it up, and the result is a flavor-packed soup that will keep you warm and toasty on those cold evenings.
Zuppa Toscana is one of those recipes to turn to when you’re craving some Italian food, but don’t want to order takeout. Loaded with juicy tomatoes, onions, garlic, sausages, and the healthy goodness of spinach, this is one soup you’ll want to dig into.
The simple recipe takes just a few minutes to make in your Instant Pot, and you can also make it in advance and store it in batches to have a quick meal ready for those lazy days.
Vegetable soups are one of the best soups for pregnancy. They don’t just give you a good dose of all the important nutrients that your body needs, but are also chock full of fiber, which helps keep your digestive system healthy.
This hearty and creamy vegetable soup is just that- it is a great way to put all those extra veggies in your refrigerator to use.
This protein-rich lentil soup is another satisfying soup recipe you definitely need to try your hands at. It takes just 30 minutes to get ready, and you can team it up with some crusty bread on the side to make it a complete filling meal.
Plus, the flavors are so earthy and delicious, you’ll fall in love with every bite.
This vegetable and beef soup is another excellent choice if you’re actively on the hunt for some good soups for pregnancy. It has the wholesomeness of beef and the punch of all the healthy goodness from the veggies.
This is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family!
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