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The Skinny on Soup

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Southern-Style Barbecued Chicken
Fish and Vegetable Skillet
Chicken Noodle Soup With Margherita-Style Pizza
Beef & Mushroom Dijon

(Family Features) - If you're looking to add flavor and variety to your weight control plan - think soup! Recent research shows that soup can be a "secret weapon" for safe and healthful weight loss because it helps to fill you up with fewer calories.

Why does soup work?

More for less! You can eat larger portions of water-rich foods, like broth-based soups, which have relatively few calories per serving.

  • Variety! With so many soup options, you can enjoy a different soup every day.

  • Satisfaction! Whether you're counting calories, fat or carbs, soup can add taste, variety and satisfaction for a plan you can stick with.

Now it's easier than ever to harness the benefits of soup. Experts at Campbell's Center for Nutrition & Wellness created the Campbell's Soup for Life Plan, a flexible menu plan based on National Institutes of Health guidelines for safe and gradual weight loss. The plan features recipes and menus that are controlled for calories, fat and sodium, and it provides great- tasting, convenient, wholesome meals including foods you know and love.

Soup for Life

The Campbell's Soup for Life Plan is based on research that eating soup can be part of a successful weight-loss strategy.

The Plan is easy to follow and provides ways to include soup as a meal, snack or ingredient each day based on individual tastes, calorie levels and wellness goals. And, you can enjoy your favorite treats while sticking to the Plan's principles, even when dining out.

To get a FREE copy of the Campbell's Soup for Life Plan, customize your own meal plans or obtain product information and recipes visit www.campbellwellness.com.

Southern-Style Barbecued Chicken

  • 1 can (26 ounces) Campbell's Tomato Soup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed

    1. MIX soup, honey, mustard and onion powder.
    2. GRILL or broil chicken 35 minutes or until done, turning often and brushing with sauce during cooking.
    3. HEAT remaining sauce to a boil and serve with chicken.

Preparation and Cooking Time
45 minutes

Calories: 203g     Total Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 73mg     Protein: 27g
Carbohydrates: 15g     Sodium: 296mg

Serves 8

Fish and Vegetable Skillet

  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchstick-thin strips
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into matchstick-thin strips
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • Generous dash black pepper
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 pound firm white fish fillets

    1. MIX carrot, celery, onion, water, wine, thyme and pepper in skillet. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until tender-crisp.
    2. ADD soup and heat to a boil.
    3. ADD fish. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until done.

Preparation and Cooking Time
25 minutes

Calories: 160g     Total Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 52mg     Protein: 21g
Carbohydrates: 11g     Sodium: 379mg

Serves 4

Chicken Noodle Soup With Margherita-Style Pizza

  • 2 slices Pepperidge Farm natural whole grain bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut up
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly shredded
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Healthy Request Chicken Noodle Soup

    1. SPRAY top of each bread slice with cooking spray and sprinkle with oregano.
    2. HEAT 10-inch nonstick skillet 1 minute. Add bread, oregano-side down, and cook until browned. Turn over.
    3. TOP with tomatoes and cheese. Cover and heat until cheese softens. Sprinkle with basil.
    4. SERVE with 8 ounces Campbell's Healthy Request Chicken Noodle Soup.

Preparation and Cooking Time
10 minutes

Calories: 249g     Total Fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 32mg     Protein: 13g
Carbohydrates: 28g     Sodium: 704mg

Serves 2

Beef & Mushroom Dijon

  • 3/4 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, 3/4 inch thick
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice, cooked without salt
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

    1. SLICE beef into very thin strips.
    2. SPRAY nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Heat 1 minute. Add mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Remove vegetables. Remove skillet from heat.
    3. SPRAY skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Add beef and cook until browned and juices evaporate, stirring often.
    4. ADD soup, water, mustard and vegetables and heat through. Toss rice with chopped parsley; serve topped with beef mixture.

Preparation and Cooking Time
25 minutes

Calories: 392g     Total Fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 47mg     Protein: 22g
Carbohydrates: 54g     Sodium: 665mg

Serves 4

SOURCE: Campbell's

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