As quickly because the temperature actually begins to drop, soups and stews are all I wish to eat. They’re scrumptious, filling, and customarily straightforward to make. Most significantly, although, they’re piping sizzling and oh-so cozy—a requirement for all of my meals when it is beneath zero exterior.
Since my meal prep plan throughout the hotter months consists of quite a lot of salad and grain bowl prepping, I’ve to make some slight changes come winter. As an alternative of whisking up vinaigrettes and tossing collectively bowls of greens like I would in June, I begin cooking big batches of soup (often in a slow-cooker) to freeze and eat later.
It is nice, as a result of most soups are designed to feed a village—cook dinner one recipe and you have eight meals prepped and able to go. And in contrast to different meal prep favorites, soup stays good within the freezer for months, so you do not have to fret about your leftovers going unhealthy anytime quickly. (Noodle soups are one exception, as a result of they will get soggy and overcooked if frozen and defrosted.) Whenever you come dwelling on a weeknight and wish one thing heat, all you must do is defrost a serving within the microwave or in a pot within the range. Similar to that, a soup that may usually take hours to make is prepared in a couple of minutes!
These 15 big-batch soup recipes all freeze properly and are excellent for including to your meal plan. Make a number of directly and revel in fast, cozy leftovers all winter lengthy.