White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili is a warm, creamy, comforting soup recipe that has tons of flavor without being overly spicy or rich. This soup is packed with vegetables and protein, making it the perfect lunch or dinner. 

White Chicken Chili | Bites of Bri

How was your weekend? I hope it was great. We finally caught a break and got some nice weather. It was nearly 60 degrees both Saturday and Sunday which made for some outdoor time and sunbathing. Just kidding about the sunbathing part, but it really was so nice and warm. It felt great to get some vitamin D.

I have to admit, I kind of got my hopes up that Spring weather was right around the corner.  And while the calendar indicates that the first day of Spring and my birthday(!!!) are just a few weeks away, Mother Nature has other plans for us this week in the form of….more snow(!!!) and another Polar Vortex. Oh boy!

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Skinny Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is everything you love about eating a loaded baked potato, without all the calories! 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup | Bites of Bri

Guys, will the snow ever stop? I’m starting to think the polar vortex might not ever leave. Someone tell it to go home! It visited us again last weekend and made for some frigid, I mean frigid cold temperatures. It has been brutal! On Wednesday, it was 16 degrees at 2pm. What’s up with that?

The good news is that we are almost done with January and as we head toward February, we are one step closer to warmer temperatures, spring weather, and temperatures above freezing. I hope.

Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve posted a bunch of soup recipes that are sure to warm you up. Since most of the recipes have been broth based soups, I figured it was time to give you something a little different. Something that tastes decadent, like your favorite loaded baked potato.

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Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini

Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini is a hearty, but healthy soup that will warm you up and fill you up.

Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini | Bites of Bri

Just in time for round two of the polar vortex and what seems like our hundredth snow storm of the winter season, this lentil soup is just the recipe you need to warm up. Eating this soup feels like you’re being surrounded in a huge, comfy, warm blanket cuddled up with a book in front of the fire, even if you’re just eating it at your desk.

This soup is the fourth soup of our January soup roundup on Bites of Bri and it is packed with nutritional powerhouses so you can go back for seconds and thirds without thinking twice.

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Beef and Bean Chili with Greek Yogurt Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Beef and Bean Chili with Greek Yogurt Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits | Bites of Bri

Are you starting to notice a Friday theme on Bites of Bri? If not, I can catch you up to speed really quick. It’s soup and it’s been every Friday in January so far. Soup, as I’ve said before, is one of my favorite healthy and easy dinners. That makes it perfect for January, when we are all trying to eat light and warm up after the polar vortex.

I’ve tried what feels like hundreds of chili recipes over the years, but I always come back to this one. My tried and true, beloved chili recipe. This one packs just enough heat and has a good mix of meat, beans, and vegetables (the perfect chili combination, if you ask me). And, unlike other recipes, the number of servings in this recipe makes it perfect for anytime. No need to wait for an army to help you eat it.

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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup | Bites of Bri

As a kid, my mom would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner and my answer was always the same. It was lasagna each and every time. I’m sure my mom held her breath every time she asked wishing and hoping my love for the dish with hours of assembly time would have passed. But, no. It was always my special request and special it was because my mom did not make it often.

Even as an adult, I absolutely adore lasagna. I don’t make it often either, but when I make a batch of bolognese sauce, I always make extra so that I can freeze some and save it for the next batch of lasagna.

Well friends, I’m thrilled to tell you that there’s a way to emulate the taste of lasagna without all the calories, fat, and TIME! It’s lasagna in soup form and it is deeeelicious.

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