To us, the perfect pastime for a chilly afternoon involves staying in with a stack of travel magazines and — perhaps more important — a steaming-hot bowl of soup. There are a million ways to customize a good broth: Be it clam chowder or beef bouillon, it's our go-to remedy as the thermostat reading persists in the low 30s.
However, our love for reinventing this hearty meal doesn't necessarily translate into complex prepping. (The lazy girls in us will stick to boiling water and tossing ingredients in, thank you very much.) The real winners are those recipes that balance taste, presentation, and nutrition. Click through for three healthy examples that check all these boxes, and be prepared to purge your pantry of those chicken-noodle and cream-of-mushroom cans. These options are plenty enough to keep you warm and fuzzy for the winter wonderland ahead.
Photographed by Will Styer; Recipe And Food Styling by Ali Nardi