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Healthy Soup and Salad Recipes

Cooking healthy foods is so much easier if you have a few go-to recipes handy. I've picked a few of my favorite soup and salad recipes from the Food Channel here at About.com. Each recipe is nutritious and so very tasty.

Easy Carrot Salad
This healthful salad features carrots and raisins. It's low in calories and simple to make with a little vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.

Ahi, Baby Shrimp and Hamachi Ceviche
This flavorful recipe combines lime and lemon juices with tuna and shrimp, along with a little coconut milk and rum. Great as a cold, refreshing appetizer or salad topper.

Apple Pecan Coleslaw
This coleslaw gets added zip from tart granny smith apples, a honey sour cream dressing and nutritious crunchy pecans.

Arugula Radicchio Salad
Arugula and radicchio have strong flavors that work well together. Goes perfect alongside rich meats and roasts.

Warm Asparagus Cabbage Salad
Use a cast iron frying pan for best results. The cabbage and asparagus has a bit of a charred edge and a delicious flavor.

Creamy Spinach and Basil Soup
Spinach and basil soup is nutrient-dense, and it may be an aphrodisiac. Basil is said to be helpful for the libido and fertility.

Artichoke Soup
This healthy and hearty soup contains onions, celery, parsnip, turnip, leek, wine, herbs, and pistachio nuts as well as artichokes.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
This flavorful and healthy soup recipe is nutrient-dense and low in sodium and fat.

Chicken Chili With Pesto
This light chili is made with chicken, white beans, chiles, and pesto sauce. It's low in calories and delicious.

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