Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

After a recommendation from Jenna, I tried a can of Campbell's Select Harvest Light soup. It sounds too good to be true, but each can is only 100-180 calories! There are about two servings in a can, with 50-80 calories per serving, and no fat. The sodium is rather high, but since I eat fresh meats and vegetables the rest of the day, it's not too bad.

The soup is complete, not condensed, and yummy! The broth is cloudy and there is a lot of it, with not much as far as the rest of what makes up soup: vegetables, chicken, beans, pasta, etc. However, an entire bowl is a large amount of liquid, and it fills me up for hours! So far, I have tried four of the recipes that they offer. The Vegetable and Pasta flavor was just ok, but the Southwestern Vegetable and Italian Style Vegetable were very good. The other flavor I tried was a Savory Chicken with Vegetables, which was not very good. The entire can contained only four pieces of chicken, and after gnawing through one rock-hard cube, I picked the rest out.

Overall, I really like these soups, and they have become a staple of my work lunches. However, I recommend staying away from any type that has chicken in it.


  1. Ever make homemade chicken noodle soup? You could freeze portions and have lunches for a couple weeks. I have been making it a lot lately and it's so good. The recipe I (loosely) follow says it's 229 calories per 8 oz. serving, but I'm sure it could be shaved down a little.

    By the way, this morning I had a weird dream in which I was helping you move into or out of college, not sure which.

  2. I haven't made it, but to be honest, I don't really like chicken soup! I make up pots of taco soup and portion them out for lunch, though.