Soups are Hot in January
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Looking for more than a cup of coffee to warm you up after a blustery afternoon spent shoveling the driveway? How about a cup of soup? January is National Soup Month and accordingly we’re featuring some terrific recipes featuring, beans, meat, poultry, cheese and veggies with flavor profiles to match any craving, from curry to Thai to Tex-Mex.
Kowalski's Soup Bars are popular destinations this time of year, too, offering several flavors every day. Customer favorites are also available in 20 oz. cups in the Grab & Go Case:
- Chicken Wild Rice
- Chicken Noodle
- Vegetable Cauliflower
- Creamy Tomato Bisque
- Chicken Chili with Bean
- Chicken Tortilla
- Black Bean with Pork
Looking for a healthy soup in the Soup Aisle? Sue Moore's picks appear below:
- Kitchen Basics Stocks
- Imagine Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Soups
- Frontier Soup Mixes
- Bob's Red Mill Soup Mixes
- Soluppa (in the Deli Department)
- Healthy Choice Soups
- Campbell's Healthy Request Soups
- V-8 Tomato Herb, Butternut Squash and Sweet Corn Soups
When choosing a healthy soup, look for one with no artificial colors, flavors or flavor enhancers, such as disodium guanylate or disodium inosinate. Choose a variety that has 2g or less of saturated fat, less than 480mg of sodium and ideally 3 or more grams of fiber.
Many other choices in the soup aisle are delicious, though somewhat higher in sodium. If sodium isn't a huge issue for you, partner the soups with a potassium-rich food such as nuts, dark greens and citrus to ease the sodium load to the body. Look for tasty choices among these popular brands:
- Thai Kitchen
- Gluten Free Café
- Wolfgang Puck
- Amy's Organic
- Pacific All Natural
- Campbell's 100% Natural
- Progresso Varieties – especially light, high fiber and reduced sodium
Flavors We Love
CAMPBELL'S GO SOUPS – These are available in several flavors: Chicken & Quinoa with Poblano Chilies, Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda, Golden Lentil with Madras Curry, Coconut Curry with Chicken & Shiitake Mushrooms and Moroccan Style Chicken with Chickpeas.
CAMPBELL'S GOURMET BISQUES – We like Sweet Potato Tomatillo, Thai Tomato Coconut and Tomato Roasted Garlic Bean.
CAMPBELL'S KETTLE STYLE SOUPS – Try Roasted Chicken & Chardonnay or Kickin' Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder.