Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup may sound too rich and creamy for a person on a diet; however, it’s extremely low in sugar. And eating soup can help some people lose weight.
Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup has, actually, zero sugar grams which makes it ideal for people interested in a low-sugar diet and high fiber diet.
Panera’s Broccoli soup is one of my favorite soups for lunch. It’s filling enough to eat alone. Or if I’m especially hungry, I pair it with a “You Pick Two” salad. It’s also one of the best soups for cold weather.
Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar soup has visible pieces of chopped broccoli, which are cooked so they are tender. You can also see finely shredded carrots which are also tender from simmering.
The broccoli cheddar soup at Panera is as smooth as velvet and always piping hot, which is why I think it’s one of the best soups for cold weather. It’s a nice soup to take back to the office if you have a desk job and need a diet-friendly desktop dining option.
Here are some things to know about Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar soup:
No. 1: A 12 ounce bowl of the Panera Broccoli Cheddar soup has 290 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber, zero grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein.
No. 2: Broccoli cheddar soup from Panera contains 1540 mg of sodium.
No. 3: A cup or 8 ounce serving contains 190 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1,020 mg sodium, 5 grams of fiber, zero grams of sugar, 8 grams of protein. It’s fine for a moderate-fat diet.
No. 4: Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar also contains Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron.
No. 5: Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar soup’s allergens include milk, soy and wheat. It’s not appropriate for people on a dairy-free, vegan, lactose free or gluten free diet.
Other great cold-weather soups include the Baked Potato soup at Panera which has 210 calories and 14 grams of fat in a cup. The Panera French Onion soup, another best soup for cold weather, has 200 calories and 10 grams of fat as well as 5 grams of sugar.
During the cold weather, some people like to warm up with a hot cup of New England Clam chowder. The New England Clam Chowder at Panera has 300 calories, 23 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. If you are trying to decide between the Panera Broccoli Cheddar or the Panera New England Clam Chowder, you are better off with the Broccoli Cheddar.
You can taste the rich cheddar flavor in the delicious Panera broccoli soup. It’s a cold-weather soup winner. Soup can help you lose weight by helping you feel full so you eat fewer calories the rest of the day.
For taste, I give Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar a five out of five stars. For nutrition, I give it a 3.5 out of five.
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