Soothe Digestion Woes With This Flat-Belly Soup

POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

If your digestion needs a reset, opting for high-fiber, antioxidant-rich foods will help you feel better from the inside out. This creamy chard and spinach soup is easy to make and full of belly-relieving nutrients. Leafy greens, almond butter, and bell pepper will help soothe your stomach and shrink your belly. Adding a touch of low-fat cream cheese turns this soup into a creamy concoction without adding a lot of calories.

Get the vitamin-A-rich, 194-calorie recipe below!

Creamy Chard and Spinach Soup

Cook Time35 minutes
Yield4 servings

From 21-Day Tummy by Liz Vaccariello and Kate Scarlata, RD


    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 cup green onions
    • 12 ounces sliced Swiss chard
    • 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach
    • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 1/2 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons natural almond butter
    • 2 tablespoons less-fat cream cheese


    1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add the bell pepper and green onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until the pepper is tender.

    2. Add the chard, and cook for 1 minute or until wilted. Add the spinach, broth, water, and salt, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the chard and spinach are very tender.

    3. Add the almond butter and cream cheese, and cook for 1 minute or until they've melted and the soup is lightly thickened. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender or food processor, and puree. Stir it back into the soup, gently reheating if necessary. Serve hot.


    Use low-sodium vegetable broth to make this soup vegetarian, and choose a gluten-free broth to make this recipe gluten free.