How healthy is my seemingly healthy soup diet?
July 18, 2012 9:54 AM Subscribe
Just how healthy is my Chunky Campell's Vegetable soup?
posted by the foreground to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've taken to eating a lot more canned soup lately, which at roughly $3/meal (or less on sale) seems like a good alternative to the expensive salad bars in my office's neighborhood. The soup is filling and the ones I choose are packed with vegetables.
Therein lies my question: just what type of trade off am I making here with regards to the health benefits of those carrots, peas, green beans etc. that I eat in my soup rather than eating them fresh?
I realize fresh is typically better and there might be other health trade-offs in the soup I'm buying, such as high levels of salt (?). Aside from that I really know next to nothing about nutrition, so just looking for some guidance.
Bonus question: If there's a way to replicate this kind of soup at home in a healthier way and at a lower or similar cost, I would love your recipes. Thanks!