With a sudden drop in temperature we start to think of all things warm and nurturing and is there anything better than a filling, nourishing soup on a chilly Winter day. There are literally hundreds of soups out there, ranging from fresh pots to the good old Cup a Soup, which you can buy for as little as $1 a serve. So if you are keen to make the most of soup this Winter but want some help working your way through the supermarket shelves, here are my top supermarket soups you can find this Winter.
One of the biggest issues nutritionally with pre-made soups is that they can have an extremely high sodium content with some varieties containing more than 1200mg of sodium in a single serve – more than ½ your entire daily upper limit. In addition to a lower sodium content, a good quality soup will contain plenty of vegetables, few additives and as clean an ingredient list as possible.
If you prefer to whip up a batch of soup yourself, or you have the time to, try some of my favourite Shape Me, by Susie Burrell soup recipes such as my Creamy Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup, my Roast Veg Soup or The Best Tomato Soup.
La Zuppa Kale, Quinoa and Vegetable Pouch
The pouch range from La Zuppa is the best of their ranges and this variety in particular is low in calories, sugars and has a very clean ingredient list.
Hart & Soul Coconut Pumpkin Soup
Another pouch variety with a very low sodium content for a premade soup and <3g of sugars.
Campbell’s Simply Soup Healthy Greens
With 68% vegetables this new variety from Campbell’s is packed full of vegetables, tastes good and is a great vegetable side to accompany sandwiches for a hearty lunch.
Woolworth’s Fresh Chicken & Vegetable
I am rarely a fan of supermarket brands but credit where credit is due and these fresh soups made by Woolworths are pretty good nutritionally. Specifically the protein content of this chicken one in particular is high and the sodium at 600mg relatively low for a pre-made soup.
Darikay Tomato, Spinach and Quinoa Soup
If you can track these soups down (they are in Coles) not only are they particularly low in calories but also relatively low in salt.