The Smart Soup or should we say, “Soup Or Smart” team participated in this year’s Friends of We Care Annual Bowling Fundraiser to raise money to help send kids with physical and cognitive disabilities to camp.
Raising a total of $15,180, the event was a huge success! For more information about future events, their organization and what they’re all about, visit http://friendsofwecare.org
We will be exhibiting at Booth #3579 in Hall D, so come by, meet the team, and sample some of our all-natural, Heart-Check® certified soups!
Smart Soup will also be featured in the Engredea section of the NPEW on Friday March 6th at 1PM and Sunday March 8th at 12PM. For more information on the Natural Products Expo West, please visit www.expowest.com.
Smart Soup? You might as well just call this soup brilliant. At the beginning of the year, the wonderful people at Smart Soup reached out to me to see if I would be interested in trying their line of flash-frozen soups in conjunction with their (also brilliant) campaign to donate “Meal for Meal” to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Until February 28, 2015, Smart Soup will donate the cost of a meal to the GCFD. Great soup for a great cause – of course I was excited to try it.
And just like that, a box of soup arrived to my office!
Yay soup! Soup is great, but what I noticed right off the bat is how amazingly low in calories these soups are. For the consistently “on a lifestyle change” blogger, low-cal lunch options are my favorite. All of the varieties of Smart Soup are 160 calories or less, and are 3 grams of fat or under. The line of soups was created by Anne Chong Hill, who was inspired by her childhood in Brunei where she grew up eating flavorful ethnic dishes. As an adult, Chong Hill was diagnosed with hypertension and sought to change her lifestyle by creating healthy meals she and her family would enjoy. Each flavor of Smart Soup is inspired by Anne’s childhood and travels, and all of their products are vegan, gluten-free, all-natural with no preservatives and are American Heart Association Certified. Definitely smart.
The soup has sharp, layered flavors with vegetables – potatoes, carrot, edamame, ginger and coconut. The flavors are fantastic, and unique – I wish I could cook like this at home for so few calories and fat. I paired this with a side salad, but the portion is generous enough to eat as a lunch alone. The pureed soup is thick and satisfying. Definitely zippy, zingy, and I didn’t need to use my trusty salt shaker.
Really bright flavors in this red curry soup made with coconut water. The bamboo shoots and water chestnuts give it great texture and crunch, and the bits of mini corn on the cob will remind you of the movie Big (or at least they always do for me).
I highly recommend this soup for anyone watching their weight. In fact, because these soups are all vegan, they fit in seamlessly with the Weight Watchers Simple Start plan! So eat up, Simple Starters, and calorie-counters alike!
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Katie, the founder, sole blogger and chief WordPress experimentalist of Dining at My Desk. Spawned after a lengthy Facebook review of yet another Lean Cuisine eaten at my desk, Katie decided that she needed more characters in which to spew both her love and hatred of the prototypical American worker’s lunch staple. Thus was born Dining at My Desk.
Smart Soup has partnered with The Greater Chicago Food Depository for their Buy One, Give One campaign. For every box of Smart Soup sold from Jan.1 through Feb. 28, We will donate the cost of a meal to GCFD.
Smart Soup is available at the Chicago-area Costco locations.
For more information on specific stores, visit our website’s store locator.