Some areas of the country are still in the dog days of late summer while our northern states are on the tail end of fall. Wherever you are in the country, or in the world, soup season is likely heading your way soon. Here are 4 different ideas for soup season, all featuring recipes developed by the defense commissary agency to be simple, nutritious, and budget friendly.
An honorable mention for soup would be any kind of creamy, vegetable-based soup, like baked potato, butternut squash, or even a cheesy broccoli. Creamy, vegetable soups can be a simple, comforting way to add flavor and nutrients into your family’s meal routine. Whatever your dinner routine looks like, remember to prioritize the relationships with the people gathered around your table. It’s the people, not the food, that ultimately create a feeling of safety, warmth, and belonging that make us so excited to gather around tables together during soup season.
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