Chillier weather always makes me crave a warm bowl of savory soup. I don't always have time to make a big pot, so canned soups can come in handy. Minestrone is one of my favorites, and I wanted to see how all the different brands of canned soup compare.
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|1 cup of soup||Calories||Total Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Protein (g)|
|Amy's Light in Sodium||90||2||290||17||3||3|
|Campbell's Healthy Request||80||.5||480||15||3||3||Campbell's Select Harvest||110||1||480||20||3||5|
|Healthy Choice Microwaveable Bowls||200||2||470||40||5||7|
|Progresso Minestrone with Chicken||110||3||880||16||3||6|
|Progresso Microwaveable Bowl||90||1.5||930||17||4||4|
|Progresso Reduced Sodium||120||2||470||23||4||5|
|Trader Joe's Chunky Low-fat||110||2.5||890||19||2||3|
|Wolfgang Puck Organic||110||3.5||660||17||2||2|
These soups are low in calories and fat, but you've got to watch out for the sodium content. Especially since one serving is only half a can. Most people end up eating the full can — I know I do — which adds up to two servings and a considerable amount of sodium. Since the RDI of sodium is 2,300 mg a day, if you're going eat the entire can, choose a soup that has 600 mg of sodium or less.