Soup is one of the easiest meals to make I don't see why anyone would want to eat canned! The only time I eat store bought soup is when I am too sick to make it myself! You also can make soup as filling as you want and it doesn't have to be full of fat to be filling. Try adding potatoes, pasta or barley and then add beans or lentils for protein! To make creamy without cream puree vegetables and mix in. mmm....I think I'm going to make some soup for dinner tonight!!!
I like soups but the only ones that fill me up are the creamy fattening ones. I don't feel like I am actually eating anything with soup! So unfortunately this doesn't work for me...it only makes me hungrier!
7/29/2013 8:19:53 AM
why does everything on this site have to be name brand pre packaged food, what about making one's own soups and other things.no wonder everyone is fat and sick,just saying
Before I even finished the article I knew that the comments were going to be slamming against eating canned products. I think that healthy homemade food is wonderful and I am glad that so many people can go this route all of the time. But for those of us who can't cook or are unable to for whatever reason, this is a very informative good article. Thank you for providing this type of information for those of us who can definitely benefit from it.
I have been making homemade soup for a few years now - each batch turns out slightly different, but the process is the same! Take a mixture of any veggies you have in your fridge and roast them with a bit of olive oil and seasoning. Add to a stewing pot with 2 cans of tomatoes, cook for a bit, throw in blender and done! Very healthy and great way to get your veggies each day :)
I have been making my own soup for about a year. It enables me to control what goes into it and that helps me stay on track. I have a five quart crock pot and I use it almost every Sunday for some kind of soup or stew, especially in the winter.
I make it and then I portion into these soup and salad bowls and freeze them.
I Love to eat soups ! I especially Love to make my own. I make a big pot of soup with all of my favorite ingredients & then it lasts for several meals. That makes soup even more economical & a great time saver !
My darling mother is a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member. She buys the Progresso Light soups. My entire family enjoys those, especially my darling father, who eats them for supper practically every night. He adds rice and reduced fat turkey sausage to the gumbo soup to make it heartier.
I love them, but I prefer making my own soups when I can.
I made some dairy free chowder over New Years so I know that almost all of them can be improved and made healthier if prepared from scratch at home. I cook lots of different soups & stews - it's my favorite way to get more veggies into my diet any time of year but especially now. I use a salt substitute, too which adds flavor but cuts the sodium. And if fat is needed, using olive oil is better than animal fat. Then I make sure there is plenty of fiber. You just can't beat soup for a healthy lifestyle whether "dieting" or not.
Ok, I started my diet last February and I still eat lots of soup and I have lost almost 50 lbs. I didn't see Progresso on that list but that's what I buy. Especially the Progresso light. Some of them are 200 or less for the whole can. I am not watching my sodium intake though. Anytime of the year my family does a soup/salad/sandwich meal for lunch or dinner, you just watch the portion sizes. Half a can is actually 1 serving.
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