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If you're trying to feel full on fewer calories, learn to love soups.

Research has shown that people who start a meal with soup eat 20 percent fewer calories over the course of their meal. But don't just think of soup as a starter. These hearty soups include beans, chicken, fish or lean beef so they're substantial enough to be a main course. Browse through these soup recipes to choose your main dish, then pick from the suggested side dishes, desserts or drinks to round out your 500-calorie meal.

Curried Carrot Soup

curried carrot and apple soupThis hearty soup only sounds complex: you probably have the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator already. If you like a bit of heat, use hot Madras curry powder.

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Golden Summer Squash & Corn Soup

golden summer squash and corn soupUse this easy summer soup as a start to your meal or enjoy it as a light lunch. We love the way fresh thyme elevates the flavor, but any herb you have on hand will work well. Try goat cheese in place of the feta too.

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