A Quick Meal-Maker or Late Night Snack
I can be a little picky about the type of soup that I buy; I try to find things that are low in sodium but there are times when I want something that tastes good. I have bought these in the cans and the microwave safe containers; they have the same taste but the microwave safe version does cost more. There isn't enough in a can or container to make for a meal for everyone but if it is only a couple of people and you are serving this with a salad, you can make a mini meal from it. When I first tried this I was really surprised by the taste of it. There was actual meat in it so the "chunky" wording on the label wasn't the least but exaggerated. Everything in it is precooked so all you need to do is heat it up but I won't lie, I have come home to see my boys standing in the kitchen eating it right out of the can without heating it up. Another thing they love to do with it is to load up a pita pocket with it and add some shredded cheese to the top. One of the things that I do like about this, aside from the taste, is that there are actual vegetables in it. They aren't smashed up or small little pieces but they do heat up evenly. When I read the ingredient list the last time I bought a couple cans of this I was surprised to see that it contains chicken fat but the actual fat content per serving is on the low side. A one cup serving contains 160 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of protein and 800 milligrams of sodium. If you are worried about the amount of sodium in this, the Healthy Request version has 500 milligrams of sodium so you do have a slightly healthier version available.