8 Of The Healthiest Ready-Made Soups You'll Find At The Supermarket
We find that our guides to navigating supermarket shelves are most helpful, so we thought we'd hit the ready-made soup aisle to bring you our top nutritionist-approved picks!
In line with our strict GMB guidelines, they contain no preservatives or artificial flavours and are made with only good-for-you ingredients.
Keep scrolling to find a great mix of low sodium options, FODMAP-friendly options and entirely vegan options with the added bonus of being free from sugar and packed with nutritional goodness — so you can finally enjoy home-made style soups (minus the mess in the kitchen!) that are super easy and quick to prepare.
1. Amy's Kitchen — Organic Vegetable Barley Soup
A favourite here at GMB, Amy's Kitchen Organic Vegetable Barley Soup closely resembles a soup you would typically make yourself at home! Made with real ingredients and no artificial flavours, this classic blend of organic vegetables and barley makes for a comforting, low-fat option for lunch or dinner. Find it in the March GoodnessMe Box!
2. Hart & Soul — Coconut Pumpkin
One of the lowest sodium vegan soup options on the market (only 169mg sodium per 100ml), unlike other packaged, shelf-stable soups, it's also preservative-free! Made with all-natural ingredients, all you'll find inside is; pumpkin, water, coconut milk, shallot, lemongrass, garlic, rice bran oil and ginger. Shop the Hart & Soul soup range on our GoodnessMe Market!
3. McKenzie's — Super Blend Soup Mix
High in protein, McKenzie's Lentils, Quinoa & Beans SuperBlend doesn't require any soaking, making it a quick and easy way to incorporate more legumes in your diet. Not only is it a great way to boost your soups, you can also add this to salads or enjoy as an alternative to rice! Simply add 1 cup of the mix to 3 cups of boiling water and let simmer in an uncovered saucepan for 10 minutes.
4. The Stock Merchant — Beef Bone Broth
Free from garlic and onion (making it ideal for anyone trialing a low-FODMAP diet) this bone broth by The Stock Merchant goes through a 24-hour cooking process meaning more gut-living nutrients are absorbed. High in protein, what we love most is that it contains no added salt which is rare for a packaged bone broth!
5. Spiral — Organic Instant Miso Soup
Made from fermented soy that's rich in probiotics, this miso paste is unpasteurised — which means it hasn't been heat-treated — and therefore has a greater nutritional value than regular miso. Top tip: Ensure you don't add the miso paste to boiling water as the heat will destroy the digestive goodness; instead, add to warm drinking water. You can find this in Woolies!
6. Australian Organic Food Co — Organic Vegetable Minestrone Soup
Containing a medley of organic vegetables, chickpeas, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt, this Minestrone Soup by Australian Organic Food Co is free from preservatives and artificial flavours so you know you're getting the real deal. Entirely vegan and a great source of fibre, enjoy as is or combine with rice.
7. Celebrate Health — Organic Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup
You guessed it! This too is all-natural, GMO-free and contains no added sugar which makes it a healthy option for a quick and satisfying meal. It also comes in an easy-to-tear pouch which means zero mess and is perfectly portion controlled with 1 serve.
8. The Goods — Free Range Chicken Bone Broth
Slow cooked with apple cider vinegar for additional gut-loving benefits, this chicken bone broth by The Goods is paleo-friendly and contains a number of immune-boosting herbs and spices including ginger, garlic and lemongrass for extra goodness.
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