Dr. McDougall's Organic Tortilla Style All Natural Soup rocked my word hard last week when I tried it for the first time. Since then, I've set out to try and review as many of the varieties as I can, including the low sodium ones like the Dr. McDougall's Garden Vegetable Low Sodium Soup.
I've accepted that I might not find anymore as good as the tortilla soup, but this vegetarian friendly low sodium Garden Veggie soup was pretty good too. There's quite a vegetable medley going on in this soup - I spotted tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, celery, peas and green beans, all in plentiful amounts. The broth is soupy with a light tomato flavor and surprisingly, I didn't miss the salt - I didn't need to add any (something I did to the tortilla soup which has twice as much sodium).
Best of all - each 1 cup serving of Dr. McDougall's Garden Vegetable Low Sodium Soup provides only 6o calories, no fat, 290 mg sodium (12% of the daily value), 2 grams of fiber (8% of the DV), 2 grams of sugars and 3 grams of proteins. There is also 40% of the DV for vitamin C, 22% of the DV for calcium and iron, plus 26% of the DV for vitamin A.
Dr. McDougall's All Natural Lentil Soup is an all natural, vegan and gluten free soup that blends savory lentils with brown rice and vegetables in a perfectly seasoned broth. According to the description on the Right Foods website, "it is a delicious, hearty soup that provides complete protein essential amino acids."
The first thing I did was check out the nutrition facts,which turned out to be very impressive. Each 1 cup serving of Dr. McDougall's All Natural Lentil Soup provides 150 calories, 0.5 grams of total fat, 480 mg sodium (20% of the daily value), 10 grams of fiber (40% of the DV), 2 grams of sugars and 9 grams of protein. Did you catch that - 40% of your daily value for fiber and 9 grams of protein - if you had eaten Fiber One Honey Squares Cereal (Review) for breakfast, you would already have 80% of your daily fiber requirement before dinner!
Of course, another important factor is the taste, and while this lentil soup was hearty, it was also a little bland. There's a LOT of lentils, so you definitely get your money's worth there, but it's not as flavorful as Dr. McDougall's Organic Tortilla Style All Natural Soup (Review) - adding a little hot sauce seemed to perk it up a bit though.
Dr. McDougall's Organic All Natural Soups hit the supermarket shelves recently, and I received a few samples for review. The first one I picked to try was the Organic Tortilla Style Soup, described as, made from a prized recipe that blends organic masa harina, corn, black beans and vegetables in a delicious Southwestern broth. The soup is also vegan and gluten free.
The directions on the carton read, just heat and serve, so I poured out about half the contents in a bowl, and microwaved it for a few minutes. The result was a delicious hearty soup. It was a little on the sweet side - I was actually expecting a more salty flavor - but it wasn't an unpleasant surprise. There was a lot of beans and corns in the slightly thick broth of this robust soup. After a few spoonfuls, I also started getting some of that spicy heat on the back of my tongue from the chilies - nothing too strong though. Love this soup - although I have to admit to adding just a pinch of salt to my 2nd portion - and then the soup really was perfect in my eyes.