Soup is like comfort food to me so when I was feeling like I could use a little pick me upper, I went in search of something that seemed to be full of flavor but wouldn't cause me to blow my sodium intake for the day. While I was perusing the soup aisle I spotted Pacific Natural Foods Organic Creamy Tomato Light Sodium Soup.
The first ingredient is organic reduced fat milk, followed by filtered water and organic tomato paste. These ingredients fuse together to form a wonderfully slightly creamy texture. A sweet blend of spices shines through and the tomato flavor is delicately enhanced by organic cane sweetener, sea salt, cheese flavor, garlic powder, onion powder and white pepper. This soup is certainly not full of fattening thick creams, but it is also not just the average watery tomato soup. However, it is not a meal in and of itself. Therefore, I played around with it and every time it left me very pleased.
A big bowl of this soup was the picture perfect accompaniment to a warm, gooey grilled cheese. Another tasty way to utilize this soup is to add a mixture of fresh or frozen veggies before heating to add some crunchy bulk. Furthermore, add pasta, tortellini, cheese...the possibilities are endless! My favorite thing to do so far is to make a pasta sauce using equal portions soup and red sauce; the result is a robust and creamy creation. Regardless of your chosen addition (or lack of), this tomato soup will tantalize your taste buds, and you will not miss the sodium.
One of the best things about Pacific Natural Foods Organic Creamy Tomato Light Sodium Soup is that it comes in a resealable carton which keeps for up to ten days after opening. This style of packaging allows you to pour one serving instead of two, like most soup cans provide. Each 32 ounce carton contains four 1cup servings with 100 calories, 2 grams of fat (3% of the RDA), 1.5 grams of saturated fat (6% of the RDA), 380 mg of sodium (16% of the RDA), 12g of sugar, 1g of fiber and 5g of protein. Additionally, each all natural serving provides 15% of the RDA for Vitamin A and Calcium, 8% for Vitamin C and 2% for Iron. The ingredient list is short and sweet (literally).
While it is a bit high in sugar, that is to be expected for a tomato soup. I paid $2.29 for Pacific Natural Foods Organic Creamy Tomato Light Sodium Soup. It's certified USDA Organic, Kosher Dairy, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Low Fat and Yeast Free. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would buy it again in a heartbeat. Not only does this soup deliver, but the packing and price sends it over the top!