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Super Healthy Soups

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  • I have become a true label reader even if I am making my own soup. have to make sure the broth and vegetables have the lowest sodium levels out there
  • I don't even buy the canned soups any more - way too much sodium in them. I will now make a huge pot of soup and then put it into smaller containers and freeze it. Then I just take one out, put in fridge to thaw, reheat and enjoy. This way I have much better control of the sodium content of what I eat every day. Thanks Goodness for a deep freezer :)
  • I try to keep my sodium (preferably naturally occurring) intake under 300 mgs per meal, so most prepackaged soups are off my list. I always buy the low- or no-salt added items wherever possible.
  • Because we are committed to eating, and serving others, organic, NON-GMO real food, am very glad to see both AMY'S ORGANIC and PACIFIC ORGANIC soups included on this (2007) list. Pacific Foods and Amy's are the only two brands that I would willingly select from this list. As often as possible (very often), I also prefer making my own soups. Especially easy-to-make ones, like bean soups, and lentil soups. Thanks again!
  • I make my own soup! Two calories per minute of kitchen time burnt, all the fresh ingredients, exactly the way I like it, and as little sodium as I wish! Endless flavors and so economical!
    The most disappointing thing about some of the better brands, is just how loaded with sodium they are. I stopped buying canned soups a while ago. If I don't make it, we don't have it!
  • A caution I did not see or may have missed. Most cans of soup make two servings so if you eat an entire can for lunch double the calorie count. I often have a Progresso lunch with fruit.
  • I love soup and love to make it myself! Thanks for the great article. I will look up healthy soup recipes here.
  • I used to buy canned soups all the time - now it is pretty rare. It takes longer, but the sodium is very motivating to change and our family likes them.
  • Why not make your own homemade soup? Read the INGREDIENTS, not the calorie/fat info, and you will see that canned soups and broths contain all kinds of artificial and appetite-stimulating ingredients.

    Take the time to make a big pot of slow-simmered bone broth from organic soup bones. Throw in some veggies and healthy fat (grass-fed butter, coconut oil, olive or avocado oil.

    Becky, you are in the pockets of the food industry, which does not make you a champion of my health, nor a reliable source of nutrition information.
  • I made chicken rice veggie soup today. Very low in sodium and so good. Especially when I think I'm getting a cold.
  • :( I did also expect some ideas for new homemade soups. It is really easy and inexpensive too. I make a pot of something on the weekend and have meals throughout the week for just a couple bucks. Lots of folks are challenged health-wise and money-wise by too many pre-made and processed foods.
  • I make all my own, it is easy to do, all you have to do is stick your head in the fridge and start pulling out all the leftovers, and voila!!!! Soup.

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