Posted by: Amy | November 20, 2009


vegetable-broth When the days grow short and the weather turns colder, “Soup Season” begins in my house.  I’m not sure there’s anything more satisfying on a cold evening than a steaming bowl or soup or stew.

One of the best things about soup is that it can be a great meal choice for PCOS.  Did you know soup may actually help you consume fewer calories during a meal?

A study at Penn State found that participants that ate soup at a meal reduced what they ate by 100 calories and they also were satisfied longer.  They didn’t get hungry later in the day. The researchers found that foods high in water content had a strong impact on satiety.  Soup also makes you slow down.  Because it is hot, you have to take your time ,so it gives your body time to register when you are actually full.

I’d like to share some of my favorite tried and true soup recipes.  You will find links below.  I’ll let you in on a little soup secret.  If you want to make wonderful soup, use my secret ingredient ….. Organic Better than Boullion.  You can find it in the soup section of most grocery stores.  It adds a richness to the stock that you just can’t get with broth alone and it is free of MSG.  I usually add a spoonful of base flavor depending upon what I am making.  Also if I can’t make my own stock, I love Kitchen Basics stocks.  They are delicious, all-natural and MSG free. When you have PCOS it is critical to avoid MSG.  (that’s another post for another day).

These soups are a great way to eat clean.  Just add a green salad and a slice of toasted Ezekial Bread and you have a “souper” PCOS meal!

Chicken Stew with Shallots, Cider, and Butternut Squash

Chicken Green Chili with White Beans

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup

North Woods Bean Soup Use nitrate free turkey kielbasa for this recipe

Cincinnati Five-Way Chili

Beef Daube Provençal

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Tortilla Soup

Autumn Cranberry Beef Stew

Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup

Roasted-Chicken Noodle Soup

Black Bean Soup

Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Oct;70(4):448-55. Water incorporated into a food but not served with a food decreases energy intake in lean women.Rolls BJ, Bell EA, Thorwart ML. Nutrition Department, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802-6501, USA.



  1. Mmmmm….I love soup! Thanks for the links

  2. Hi Amy,

    Have you experienced hair loss? If so, has your lifestyle changes affected that process?



    • Hi Heather,
      Yes I have experienced hair loss, but my diet and exercise plan, along with extra biotin and Men’s rogaine has helped a ton. Today it is not an issue for me. Thanks for the question.

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