Soup is one of my favorite foods to enjoy when the weather starts turning chilly. In Alaska, that time is now. Even though its been sunny, the temperatures are only in the 50’s. Tonight I prepared a bowl of Fred Meyer Lite Vegetable & Noodle Soup for dinner, and it was delicious.
I purchased this soup several months ago when Fred Meyer had them on sale for only $1.50. It was a good price, and the vegetable noodle soup sounded like a good choice to have on hand, and I liked that the soup contains 50% fewer calories than “regular” ready to serve soup. This fits right into my diet plans as well.
I don’t always get enough liquids or vegetables during the day, so opening up a can of Fred Meyer Lite Vegetable & Noodle Soup provided both of those things for me. This is a prepared soup, you open the can and heat it up, either on the stove top, or in the microwave. It is ready to go, there is no need to add water like the condensed soups.
Fred Meyer Lite Vegetable & Noodle Soup is full of vegetables! I was not disappointed! It contains carrots, celery, green beans, onions, corn, and peas, along with nice fat egg noodles. The vegetables were very tender without being mushy, and the celery slices were in abundance and were nice and thick, I love celery in my soups. The only vegetable that seemed a little on the sparse side were the green beans.
One cup of Fred Meyer Lite Vegetable & Noodle Soup contains only 60 calories and 0.5 grams of fat, so this is definitely a soup that fits perfectly into my healthy diet. I lost 20 pounds a year ago and am maintaining that weight loss as long as I watch what I eat. One problem that I have found with diet foods, however, is they often contain higher amounts of salt, and that seems to be the case here. One serving of Fred Meyer Lite Vegetable & Noodle Soup has 860 my of sodium, which is 36% of the daily value. Still, I didn’t find it too salty because I do like salty foods.
One cup of Fred Meyer Lite Vegetable & Noodle Soup contains 5 mg of cholesterol, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugars, and 3 grams of protein. It also provides the body with 40% of the daily value of vitamin A, 2% calcium, 2% vitamin C, and 2% iron.
Although this is a “vegetable” soup, it tasted like it was made from a chicken stock, but overall I found it very tasty and filling. Add a biscuit or dinner roll and this was a perfect meal.