Spicy dhal soup

This hearty, mildly spiced lentil soup is a real winter warmer. It's budget-friendly, delicious and a winner in the nutrition stakes as well.

Chicken and corn chowder

There is something truly special about the combination of chicken and corn - without being too heavy and hard to digest, it is filling and nourishing, which makes it perfect for little tummies. Try this simple chowder recipe that's been created just for babies and toddlers.

Thai chicken soup

This delicious Asian-inspired soup is hearty and filling, full of veggies and chicken that are poached in a yummy broth with just enough chilli kick to it to warm your cockles. One bowl won't be enough!

Hearty vegetable soup

This vegetable soup has big hearty flavours that are completely satisfying. The addition of balsamic vinegar brings a surprising depth of flavour to this soup. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete meal!

Baby carrot soup

Using baby carrots rather than regular grown-up ones makes for a sweeter and richer-flavoured soup. This recipe uses readily available ingredients and is a great alternative for lovers of pumpkin soup.

Fish chowder

A steaming bowl of this creamy fish soup is the perfect meal to come home to after a long day. Full of veggies, you can use any white fish you like though gummy flake or ling work well. Make sure you have plenty of crusty bread on hand too!

Chicken matzo ball soup

This soup is traditionally served at the Jewish festival of Passover. The chicken broth is rich and tasty while the balls of matzo meal (a bit like cracker crumbs) make it filling enough for dinner. Find matzo meal in the international aisle of the supermarket - or use finely crushed crackers instead.

Beef and carrot soup

As the weather cools, you can't go past a hearty, meaty meal like this beef and carrot soup. Make it on the weekend when you've got some time on your hands, then simply reheat for an easy midweek dinner.

Lamb and lentil soup

Hearty, rich and warming, this lamb and lentil soup is a meal in itself and is perfect on a cold evening. It has a long simmering time, but you will be richly rewarded for your efforts with fall-apart meat and a tasty broth.

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup is a family favourite that is easy to make and kind to the budget. Using butternut pumpkin, nutmeg, chicken stock and a little sour cream at the end, you can have this soup on the table in an hour.

Chicken noodle soup

Chicken soup has plenty of health-giving properties and makes the best 'get well' gift for sick friends and family. This version of the soup combines plenty of vegetables, noodles and a whole chicken.