Healthy 8-Veggie Superfood Soup


When January arrives, I think most of us, at some point, even if it’s just vaguely in the back of our minds, resolve to try to adopt some healthier habits for the new year.

Which is ironic because January seems to be the month least favorable for good health, in my opinion: everyone I pass on the street is either coughing or sniffling, half of my team at work is currently out of the office due to sickness, and last week the mayor declared a ‘Flu Emergency’ in my town of Boston.


So here is my yummy concoction to fight back against all the germs January has to throw at you and keep that Healthier New Year resolution going strong: 8-Veggie Winter Soup.


Bonus: this soup holds up extremely well and tastes just as wonderful (maybe even better) as leftovers.

Make extra and you’ll have a few days worth of healthy lunches to keep that resolution going strong!

Here’s the recipe for Healthy 8-Veggie Superfood Soup:

Healthy 8-Veggie Superfood Soup
Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 32-ounce container vegetable broth
  • 26-ounce container diced tomatoes
  • 1 red potato, diced
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons turmeric
  • 5 ounces crimini mushrooms, diced
  • ½ cup frozen sweet corn
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, and celery and sauté until veggies are softened, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the vegetable broth and chopped tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Add the honey and turmeric and cook until the potatoes are softened, about 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and corn and allow the soup to simmer about 5 minutes more.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.

*I estimate approximate nutrition information using the Verywell Recipe Nutrition Calculator.


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  1. January 15, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    8 veggies in one? Definitely sounds like a health food I love it!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. January 15, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    Just what I need with 3 inches of sleet and snow coming in tonight. Sounds wonderful.

  3. January 15, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    Jen, I can see the vitamins crawling around here .. and I can feel the heat from the plates.
    Fantastic photos again – and a great recipe – just a soup like this my grandma did during wintertime.
    This warm both heart and toes. Great to have you back .. haven’t seen you for a while or have I missed your posts.???

  4. January 15, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one! It sounds delicious.

  5. January 15, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    I would love some soup, if it wasn’t 40 degree’s right now in Australia.
    I’ll put it in my recipe file for 6 months time ;-).
    P.s have you tried fresh ginger in this?

  6. January 15, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    Every time I read about the flu “emergency” everywhere this year, I’m so glad that I work from home. This soup is definitely the trick to help fight off colds and flu! Hearty, healthy and it looks quite tasty! Stay well my friend!

  7. January 16, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    This looks SO good- will try it soon. I’m so glad I found your blog!!

  8. January 17, 2013 / 6:39 am

    Looks so delicious! I love all the veggies packed in here. Perfect for a cold day.

  9. January 18, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    I do believe it’s healthy! Here in Italy is a classic “minestrone” and yours looks very good!!!

  10. January 18, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    I normally blitz all my soups (not sure why!) but this looks so chunky and wholesome that I’ll leave it be. This time of year is terrible for colds and flu… keep well Jen and avoid those office germs x

  11. January 19, 2013 / 5:29 am

    Super yummy vegetable soup!! Do visit my blog at-

  12. Sarah Gurney
    January 21, 2013 / 3:14 pm

    I made this soup this weekend and it was a hit! I have the crude and needed this! To everyone out there wanting to make it, it was so easy. Yep, there was prep involved but the end results were delish. Please put more recipes up for getting through this flu season!
    Thank you.

    • January 21, 2013 / 4:53 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it – thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you! 🙂

  13. Food Stories
    January 26, 2013 / 7:04 am

    Love your recipe – BTW, did you get my email from 12/20 regarding the December Giveaway? Haven’t heard back from you 😉

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