Taste Test: Hearty Soup Reviews

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Winter means snow and freezing temps for athletes in northern parts of the country. What better way to warm up than with a bowl of hot soup? A healthy soup can also pack a punch with lean muscle-building protein and workout-fueling carbs. We hunkered down in the STACK kitchen to taste test some popular varieties. Here are some of our favorites.

 

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Winter means snow and freezing temps for athletes in northern parts of the country. What better way to warm up than with a bowl of hot soup? A healthy soup can also pack a punch with lean muscle-building protein and workout-fueling carbs. We hunkered down in the STACK kitchen to taste test some popular varieties. Here are some of our favorites.

Campbell's Chunky Grilled Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories: 140
Protein: 7g
Carbs: 18g
Fat: 4g
Healthy Choice Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories: 90
Protein: 8g
Carbs: 12g
Fat: 1g
STACK Tasters: Loved the hearty and satisfying taste of big chunks of meat and vegetables, and the strong black pepper flavor. Even with eight grams of fat per serving, this gumbo has a great nutrient ratio and plenty of protein per serving. STACK Tasters: The bright yellow broth and thick noodles made us recall the chicken soup we had as a kid. We especially appreciated the chunks of white meat chicken. This soup is nutritious, packing in eight grams of protein but only two grams of fat.

 

Progresso Beef Pot Roast with Country Vegetable Soup
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories: 120
Protein: 8g
Carbs: 16g
Fat: 2g
Amy's Organic Soups Chunky Tomato Bisque
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories: 130
Protein: 3g
Carbs: 21g
Fat: 3.5g
STACK Tasters: Some of us felt like we'd eaten a full meal, thanks to generous helpings of green beans and carrots. The firm, savory vegetables made this soup stand out, as did its ample amounts of carbs and protein. STACK Tasters: This soup is loaded with carbs, making it a great option for a pre-game energy boosting meal. We like the chunky texture better than most watery, super-thin tomato soups on shelves.

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