Aug 16, 2011

Organic Lunchin'

A while ago, the generous Anja Hakoshima of Amy's Kitchen sent me some coupons to try a few organic soups. Especially in the spring term, when I'll be thrust back into the busy life of a college kid (complete with tummy-rumbling all-nighters), having a quick and healthy soup to warm up during a study break would be very useful.

As a lot of folks are heading back to school soon, I thought now would be an appropriate time to try a few soups and give my thoughts. After all, whether you're a busy college kid or a time-strapped professional, tasty and healthy vending machine/fast food alternatives are always useful. So I headed to the Shaw's Supermarket across the street from my hotel and picked up a few cans to try.

After picking my mom and sister up from the airport, we headed to the Embassy Suites (the Doubletree was fine, but the Embassy Suites is *way* nicer in pretty much every way) and nuked our three cans in the microwave for about two minutes each.

The Lentil:

Ingredients = No Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives (Vegan) Filtered water, organic lentils, organic celery, organic carrots, organic onions, organic potatoes, organic extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, spices*.*100% pure herbs & spices (no hidden ingredients)

The Cream of Mushroom:

Ingredients = Filtered water, organic mushrooms, organic onions, organic wheat flour, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic leeks, organic grade AA butter (cream, salt, annatto [color]), organic cream, spices*, sea salt, organic garlic, organic black pepper. Contains wheat and milk.*100% pure herbs & spices (no hidden ingredients)

The Light in Sodium Lentil Vegetable:

Ingredients = No Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives (Vegan) Filtered water, organic onions, organic lentils, organic carrots, organic celery, organic potatoes, organic tomatoes, organic spinach, organic green beans, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic garlic, sea salt, organic balsamic vinegar, spices*, organic black pepper.100% pure herbs & spices (no hidden ingredients)

They were all really tasty, but I settled on the light in sodium lentil vegetable, because I loved the contrast between the lentils, potatoes, chopped carrots, and soft - but not too soft - green beans. I'll definitely have this again! And you really don't miss the salt, the flavors of the yummy veggies are enough!

The cream of mushroom soup, too, had a tasty mushroom flavor and my little sister enjoyed it (though she couldn't finish more than half, as there is a lot of soup in one of those cans).

My mom had the plain organic lentil soup and it got a really big smile and this compliment: 'It tastes just like Eintopf!' Seeing as lentil Eintopf is one of her favorite foods, that's a big compliment.

All in all, we enjoyed the organic soups!

Ooh, and my fruit (sniped from the buffet) was good, too!

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