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A Hot Meal With A Simple Push Of A Button.

  • Jan 27, 2010
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My wife and I are on a healthy eating kick, it just seems like no matter what we do we cannot lose enough weight to satisfy ourselves. This is why we started looking at different ways and things to eat and one of them is instead of eating junk food we decided to try this soup by the ConAgra foods called Healthy Choice Old fashioned chicken noodles soup. I am sure you can purchase this from any grocery store, but we have found these to be less expensive at Meijers for only $1.99 per a 14 ounce container.

Description
These come in a 14 ounce microwavable container and a green plastic lid, that will allow you to remove the metal lid and heat it up in the microwave in the same container. The lid has four small holes in it to allow for soup expansion. The whole container is made of styrofoam with the exception of the lid, which when you remove it, all that is left is a small metal rim and there is no danger from the microwave and this container reacting to each other. There are several different kinds of soup to choose from but the one that we purchased this time was the old fashioned noodle soup. There are large noodles, carrots, celery, and just a half of dozen (more or less) pieces of chicken, plus lots of juice.

Ingredients and Nutrition
All of the ingredients are natural and include: chicken broth, carrots, chicken breasts with rib meat, enriched egg noodles (durum flour, water, whole egg solids, egg white solids, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), celery, and less than 2% of modified corn starch, flavors, salt, maltodextrin, turkey broth, rendered chicken fat, modified rice starch, autolyzed yeast extract, isolated soy protein, potassium  chloride, disodium inosinate and guanylate, spice, sodium phosphate, mushroom powder, cottonseed oil, citric acid, turmeric, beta carotene.

A lot of the ingredients probably do not make much sense but here is some that you might understand a little bit more and that is the nutrition: each container is just shy of two servings and have 180 calories, there are 20 fat calories, two total fat grams, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 460 mg of sodium, 14 grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, 0 sugar, seven grams of protien, 15% of vitamin A, 0 % of vitamin C, 2 % of calcium, and 2 % iron.

Experience
I love the taste of this soup and usually have one container a day, and my wife will usually take one of these in her lunch, because of the ease of use that these are. I usually like a lot of juice with mine, that is why I will add about  1/2  a container more of water to create more juice. When you do that though this will defeat the purpose of the microwavable container. When adding water you will have to use another container to hold all of the soup.  One container is very filling and tastes just like chicken soup, as best as you can get from the store. Of course, this will not taste like homemade chicken soup but this is a lot easier and is portioned for your convenience.

Because of the enormous amount of sodium that this soup has, I am a little unsure how they came up with the name. This soup is one that is recognized by the weight watchers group, if you know the point system that they have this soup is worth 2 points per serving. That makes this container of soup worth only 4 points.

This is very simple to use, by just removing the metal lid and replacing it with the plastic lid. All you need to do is set the microwave for 1 minute and thirty seconds and let it stand for one minute after it is done. That is all there is to it, if you do add more water you may have to set this for more than 1 minute and thirty seconds, this will still taste just as good with extra juice.

Conclusion
If you are on a diet and trying to eat the proper foods then this is a good way to start. This will be just a little bit on the expensive side compared to the other cheaper brands of soups but you will not be able to beat the convenience and taste.

Recommended:
Yes

A Hot Meal With A Simple Push Of A Button.

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February 03, 2010
Mmmmm, another yummy soup review! You should check out the Healthy Choice frozen dinners, too. They're pretty good for frozen entrees!
 
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Have a hot meal in minutes with this soup from Healthy Choice.
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  • Made from a natural blend of chicken, carrots, egg noodles, and celery
  • An excellent source of protein and vitamin A
  • A hearty, easy-to-prepare meal
  • A perfect fit for your healthy, on the go lifestyle

Ingredients
Chicken Broth, Carrots, Chicken Breasts With Rib Meat, Enriched Egg Noodles (Durum Flour, Water, Whole Egg Solids, Egg White Solids, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Celery, less than 2% of

Directions
Caution: contents are hot after microwaving. Remove carefully. Do not lift by plastic cover. Heating Directions: Remove metal lid under plastic cover; replace plastic cover. Microwave on High power for 1 minute 30 seconds or until warm. (For convenience store (1700 watt) ovens. Microwave on High power for 1 minute). let stand for 1 minute by grasping container by sides. do not lift by plastic cover. Stir before serving. As all microwave ovens very, times given are approximate.
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