‘Tis the season for warm and cozy food, like soups, stews and chili! I love this time of year when the temperatures drop (just a bit or a lot depending on where you live) and meal times feel like they should be less fussy and more about comfort food.

Nothing screams comfort food like a pot of something healthy and delicious simmering on the stove.

With January just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to the fresh start of a new year and a strong desire to work on personal eating habits and a focus on getting more healthy fruits and veggies into our family’s diets. As much as I try to keep that focus all year long, the holidays sometimes throw things off – and understandably so! This is the perfect time to regroup and really introduce more veggies into our family’s meals, particularly with soups, stews and chilis.

It’s so easy to add a few extra finely chopped, spiralized or even shredded vegetables like carrots, zucchini, or potatoes into an already family-favorite recipe for a boost of nutrition. I personally love adding shredded zucchini and carrots to chili and my kids hardly notice when I do.

My kids also love any version of chicken noodle soup so I try to change up the “noodle” to keep it fun and fresh for them, while adding a few extra cups of veggies like spinach, diced tomatoes or green beans.

Take a look at this collection of veggie-packed soups, stews and chilis from Produce for Kids and friends to inspire you to try something new!

Soups:

30 Minute Veggie Tortellini Soup

30-Minute Veggie Tortellini Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

ITALIAN ORZO SOUP WITH SAUSAGE MEATBALLS, SPINACH AND TOMATOES

Italian Orzo Soup with Meatballs, Spinach and Tomatoes

SMOKED SAUSAGE AND WHITE BEAN SOUP WITH SPINACH

Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup

One-Pot Light Chicken Tortilla Soup

One-Pot Light Chicken Tortilla Soup


Stews:

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

HEARTY CHICKEN STEW RECIPE WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH & QUINOA

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa

Hobo Stew

Hobo Stew

SLOW COOKER MARSALA BEEF STEW

Slow Cooker Marsala Beef Stew

ASIAN CHICKEN STEW IN A CROCKPOT RECIPE

Asian Chicken Stew


Chilis:

Slow Cooker Turkey Kale Chili

Hearty Turkey & Kale Chili

SLOW COOKER LENTIL AND QUINOA CHILI

Slow Cooker Lentil & Quinoa Chili

Chicken & White Bean Chili

Chicken & White Bean Chili

RED CHICKEN AND TWO-BEAN CHILI

Red Chicken & Two-Bean Chili

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili