Soup is a great option if you are on a diet, but having just a bowl of soup for a meal may not sound appetising nor filling. If you want a sweet treat, we show you how to make traditional tang yuan soup in the video above. But there are also healthy yet yummy soups to consider – here’s our selection of hearty and delicious recipes that also come packed with slimming ingredients so you can indulge and still maintain your calorie-intake:
Text: Sean Tan
Packed with protein from the salmon and a good dose of antioxidants from the spices, this soup fills you up and is a fantastic option for a standalone weight-loss meal.
Slimming ingredients: Salmon, ginger, garlic, turmeric, lime juice, cumin.
Packed full of nutrients, this hearty and comforting vegan soup can help you slim and trim your tummy thanks to all the wholesome ingredients in it.
Slimming ingredients: Olive oil, coriander, cumin, lentils, lemon juice.
Craving something creamy and comforting? This delicious cauliflower, leek and corn soup is sure to hit the spot!
Slimming ingredients: Cauliflower, olive oil, garlic.
Wholesome and hearty, this mushroom brew is perfect as a starter to any meal. As it is filling enough, it can even replace a meal on some days.
Slimming ingredients: Walnut, mushroom, olive oil.
This delicious bowl harness the power of the superfood kale, and is also packed with nutritious celery, tomatoes and raw rice and barley mix.
Slimming ingredients: Celery, kale, barley, tomatoes.
Whipping up this super healthy and easy mushroom and silken tofu noodle soup takes almost no time at all!
Slimming ingredients: Mushrooms, ginger, tofu.
Make this wholesome spicy fish soup using boneless chunks of any firm white fish!
Slimming ingredients: Fish, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice.
A simple light chowder, this vibrant fennel, zucchini and pea with scallops soup meets your daily requirement for green vegetables!
Slimming ingredients: Fennel seeds and bulb, rolled oats, garlic, olive oil, zuchinni.
Full of big, bold flavours, this roast spiced capsicum soup is wonderful and peppery tasting, with just a hint of chilli.
Slimming ingredients: Capsicum, tomatoes, garlic, chilli, olive oil, quinoa.
Ready in minutes, this Japanese classic miso udon soup is nourishing, comforting and so easy to make!
Slimming ingredients: Miso, ginger, mushrooms, tofu.
This spicy Anglo-Indian soup dish is like a curry but not as overpowering nor as thick. It’s especially satisfying on a cold, rainy day.
Slimming ingredients: Ginger, garlic, lentils, lemon juice.
Inspired by the classic minestrone, this vegetable and white bean soup is just as hearty and filling too!
Slimming ingredients: Celery, carrots, olive oil, tomatoes, green beans.
This amazing waterless soup is specially created by Chef Leong Chee Yeng, Chinese Executive Chef of Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel, as a tribute to Singapore.
Slimming ingredients: Watermelon, tomatoes, silken tofu.
Easy to prepare and bursting with flavours, this guilt-free dish is not only a great comfort food to share with your loved ones, it’s delicious too.
Slimming ingredients: Leek, celery, ginger.
A simple take on classic soup noodles with roasted meat, this pork and noodle broth is both wholesome and hearty!
Slimming ingredients: Shiitake mushrooms, dashi miso paste, ginger, spinach.
This Clear Chicken Noodle Soup is comfort food at its best, and because chicken breast is used, it makes it leaner and healthier.
Slimming ingredients: Chicken breast meat, ginger, garlic, cai xin.
This Fish Stew With Salmon And Vegetables recipe makes a nutritious one-pot meal for the family.
Slimming ingredients: Salmon, broccoli, onion, garlic.
Yes, it might have fattening bacon bits, but this soup also has some slimming ingredients (just go easy on the bacon rachers!)
Slimming ingredients: Pumpkin, onions, vegetable stock, lentils.
A bowl of wonton soup is the most comforting thing to tuck into, and this bowl is a healthier version you can make at home – double bonus!
Slimming ingredients: Water chestnuts, ginger, shiitake mushrooms, choy sum, green onions.
Inspired by authentic Thai flavours, this hot sour prawn soup is a lovely nourishing clear broth with seafood and big bold flavours.
Slimming ingredients: Grape tomatoes, kaffir lime leaves, red chilli, lime juice, snow-pea shoots.
Cooking this heart-warming soup as a nutritious meal can be as simple as ABC.
Slimming ingredients: Purple carrots, ginger, white peppercorn, celery, tomatoes.
Thinking of cooking with fish maw this Lunar New Year? Try this hearty combination of fish maw and crab meat is a healthier recipe so you can indulge guilt-free!
Slimming ingredients: Fish maw, dried whelk, garlic, ginger.
Great for brunch or as an appetiser for dinner, this hearty soup has a natural sweetness from carrots, sweet potatoes and tomatoes, so it’s suitable for diabetics.
A fresh and bold Asian broth with crispy pork belly will help re-energise you after a long day at work – its flavours and aroma are so comforting!
Want a hearty soup which is heavy in taste but not in calories? Try this crab meat soup cooked with fresh corn, enoki mushrooms, ginger and garlic.