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Why Is Soup Such an Amazing Cold Weather Lunch?
Chicken n' Rice Soup at The Nauvoo in Salt Lake City, Utah

Crisp air nips at your nose as the wind sends dried up leaves tumbling down the street and sidewalk. As one crunches underfoot and you breathe in the cold air, you start to realize that cold weather is here to stay, at least until next year. With that cold weather comes a variety of delicious dishes that beg to be eaten. One of those is soup.

Warmth from the Inside Out

Jackets, scarves, and gloves are all great. It’s hard to beat the delicious warmth that soup offers though. Clothing may help you keep your warmth close, but soup warms you up from the inside. A nice hot soup can help raise your body temperature, making it easier to keep those fingers and toes comfortably warm.

Full of Healthy Ingredients

Soup can really pack a nutritional punch. It’s pretty common for soups to feature a variety of vegetables, legumes, and proteins which can really help you amp up your nutritional intake. Then there’s the broth. Hydration is huge for health. Not only does all that delicious broth help you hydrate, it also has a bunch of vitamins and minerals, thanks to the ingredients that went into making it. All of that combines to make soup a great source of vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats, and proteins, all of which are crucial to eating a nutritious, balanced diet. As an added bonus, all that liquid makes soup more filling than other dishes, helping you get more nutrients with fewer calories.

Delicious to the Last Drop

Every bite of a well-made soup is delicious and flavorful. Spices and seasonings amplify and balance the flavors of the ingredients, creating dishes with unique aromas and tastes. In some cases, the flavor of soup may improve over time as the flavors each ingredient brings meld together to create a more cohesive, and even tastier dish. There are so many different types of soup out there, each one with their own spinoffs and variations. What that means is that there’s a soup out there for everyone, further cementing soup’s place as a solid contender for the best cold weather lunch.

Soup really is an amazing dish to have when it’s cold outside. The warmth, healthy ingredients, and delicious flavors all add up to one category of food that is a must-have on your rotation of winter weather dishes. If you don’t already have it on your rotation of foods you eat for lunch, add it now. You won’t be sorry you did.

Check out our menu to see what soups we have on our specialty soup rotation.