We all know that feeling—you rush into Panera Bread after a long day, and all you want is a hearty, delicious, filled-to-the-brim soup to warm you up. Panera can never seem to go wrong when it comes to comfort food, which is why their soups have become so popular over the past few years.

But not all of Panera's soup options are uber healthy, and this can be a turn-off for someone who's looking to maintain a balanced diet. The following options are five of the best Panera soups to order if you're looking for a filling, yet healthy meal from our favorite bakery chain. 

#SpoonTip: For a full list of Panera's nutrition facts, be sure to check out their complete nutrition guide.

1. Black Bean Soup

Calories: 140 Fat: 2g Carbs: 40g Protein: 7g

Although it may look dark and intimidating, this heartily seasoned black bean soup is one of the lightest and healthiest options on Panera's menu. It's vegan, low-calorie, and low-fat, and the black beans provide an excellent serving of fiber, which aids in digestion and allows your body to absorb vital nutrients. 

2. Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup

Calories: 160 Fat: 5g Carbs: 19g Protein: 14g

You can never go wrong with Panera's chicken noodle soup, especially ever since they made it low-fat. That way, you can still have that good chicken protein while keeping it light. And it's always nice to pop some carrots in there for some Vitamin A. This classic is sure to brighten your day!

3. Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Calories: 260 Fat: 16g Carbs: 27g Protein: 10g

The next time you find yourself going for the infamous Panera broccoli cheddar soup, try out the cream of chicken and wild rice instead. This healthier option is lower in calories, fat, and carbs, but the flavors are just as satisfying. Plus, the long grain and wild rice are great for protein and healthy carbs. If you'd like, this is the perfect soup to go You Pick Two with a salad or sandwich for a well-balanced meal. But be careful—this soup is only available Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

4. Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl

Calories: 280 Fat: 7g Carbs: 47g Protein: 12g

Alright, you caught me. This isn't technically on Panera's "soup" menu, but in my mind, broth + quinoa + veggies = soup...and a delicious one at that. This vegan lentil quinoa broth bowl is perfect for the health-conscious who still need their share of brothy goodness. Quinoa and an umami broth that's a savory mixture of soy, miso, and spices, make for the perfect combo.

5. Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Chicken

Calories: 390 Fat: 10g Carbs: 46g Protein: 30g

While higher in calories, this broth bowl is sure to provide you with one of the most nutritional meals on Panera's menu. The soba noodle broth bowl with chicken is chock full of protein and Vitamin A. Plus, the chicken is raised without antibiotics, and the noodles are made with buckwheat, so you know you're eating the best ingredients possible. You'll also get a full portion of veggies, including spinach, cabbage, and mushrooms, a perfect option for a sustaining midday lunch!

I hope this list of the best Panera soups to order when you're trying to be healthy helps you maintain your Panera obsession while still feeling good about it. After all, everyone needs their fair share of soup!

#SpoonTip: If you really love Panera, check out these menu hacks before your next trip.