Build the Perfect Soup

Warm up and recover with the perfect runner-friendly fuel in just 30 minutes

Liz Applegate, Ph.D, January 17, 2013

Joyce Lee
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When made with the right ingredients, soup provides carbs, protein, and antioxidants, supporting your muscles like no other meal. Plus, studies show eating a bowl before a meal can curb your appetite and reduce overall caloric intake by 20 percent. Many runners think they need hours to cook a decent soup, but that isn't true. You can make a delicious meal with whatever is in your kitchen, and have it ready in 30 minutes. Create your own soup by following these five steps, choosing among the fresh, frozen, and leftover ingredients you have on hand from the list below. 

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