I have to watch what I eat. I need to lose weight to help my Diabetes. If I lose the weight I can get off the insulin shots (I really hate giving myself a shot!). I’ve been very picky about the things I eat and drink. I have diligently been reading labels and keep track of what I eat and drink.
I enjoy having soup for lunch. I can have soup every day, especially when you have brands like Progresso that offer so many different varieties that you can go weeks before you have to have the same flavor twice. I especially love that they have 100 calories options.
My favorite Progresso flavors are the Italian Style Meatball, New England Clam Chowder, Chicken and Herb Dumpling, Minestrone, Hearty Penne and French Onion. All of these flavors are 100 calories or LESS! There are more that 40+ flavorful Progresso soups that are 100 calories or less.
Soap is great on it’s own, or you can enjoy a side salad or sandwich in addition to your soup. I find that the soup is filling enough. I don’t even need crackers (although I do enjoy the occasional Goldfish cracker or two in my soup ).
I know that people who are watching their weight and counting calories tend to stay away from creamy based soups, but not all creamy soups are “bad” for you. Not at all! Progresso has creamy based soups that are 100 calories or less including their two newest flavors – Creamy Potato* with Bacon & Cheese and Chicken Pot Pie*. Each of these soups are Weight Watchers endorsed and have only 100 calories and 2 Weight Watchers points per serving.
*Light Chicken Pot Pie Style: At least 33% fewer calories than regular ready-to-serve soups. Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese: 50% fewer calories than the leading potato, cheese, and bacon ready-to serve soup. See nutrition information for sodium content.
I make homemade Chicken Pot Pies for my family. I was very impressed with Progresso’s Chicken Pot Pie soup variety. It does have the delicious Chicken Pot Pie flavor, but without the added fat and calories of the biscuit that I normally bake on top of my pot pie. The Progresso soup has big chunks of chicken and vegetables making it a very hearty soup that fills you up. My husband is actually a big fan of this flavor. Ever since he tried it he loved it and has purchased it a few more times. He takes it to work with him along with some chips, fresh veggies and an apple.
I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE the Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese soup from Progresso. MMMM!!! It’s so good! It have nice, beefy chunks of potatoes with a touch of bacon and cheese. I do add a bit of black pepper to it. In the past when I’ve made potato soup (homemade) I always add black pepper because I like the soup to have a bit of a “kick” to it.
With the cooler weather upon us here in the Northeast, having a hearty, filling soup to warm you up is a must have. Soup is great not only for lunch but also for dinner, and even as a snack.
If you would like to try out the new Progresso soup flavors there is a coupon you can print out (save $1.25 off 4 cans of Progresso soups). You can find the printable coupon here, http://goo.gl/WbbPS. Feel free to share the coupon link with family and friends.
Thanks to MyBlogSpark I have a yummy giveaway for a lucky reader. The prize package includes:
- (2) Cans of Progresso Light creamy soup (Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese and Chicken Pot Pie)
- (1) Soup mug
- (1) Lunch tote
- (1) Water bottle
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Progresso soup flavor is?
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*The coupons, information, and gift packs have been provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.