Soup is an easy, low-cost, and nutritious way to warm up during the winter months. Save time by cooking a big batch and freezing some for a quick meal later on. To make soup, start by sautéing flavorful vegetables, like onion, garlic, celery, and carrots, in a pot, then add your seasonings. Start with black pepper, a dried bay leaf, and any herbs or spices you like. Stir in water or stock, then add your main ingredients in the order of cooking time, starting with the longest. For example, start with dried beans and end with spinach. Add leftovers last since they are already cooked. You can use any combination of vegetables, beans, grains, pasta, and meat. Try cooking soup for a low-cost meal that’s sure to warm you up this winter!