By Chloe Crockford
It’s getting to that time of year again, with the wind and rain bashing on the window, canceling all plans of us stepping outside. All most of us feel like doing is cuddling up on the sofa with something to keep us warm and snug during this season.
Soup is an ever appealing lunch option at this time of year, however, what we may not realise, is how much sugar is hidden in this seemingly healthy meal. Some of our high street lunch buys can contain more sugar than a can of coke, pushing you over your recommended sugar allowance with out even realising.
Here are some of the healthiest soup options, that aren’t loaded with necessary sugar:
Glorious New England Butternut Squash
With its gorgeous winter butternut squash taste, this soup is both low in calories and in fat. With 2.7g of sugar, this is one of the lighter choices of soup in comparison to others.
New Covent Garden Soup Co. Leek & Potato
Although fairly low in sugar, the calories content is quite high compared to other brands. As the soup contains cream and butter, this unfortunately adds to the fat content. However, with its low sugar content, save this soup for a high intensity training day where a little boost of carbs is needed!
Heinz Chicken Noodle Soup
Heinz Chicken Noodle Soup is probably one of the best soups amongst its peers for calories intake, and fat and sugar content. For anyone trying to shift a few pounds, this soup is perfect to implement into a lunchtime meal, as well as keeping you warm during these cold winter afternoons.
Weight Watchers from Heinz Carrot & Lentil Soup
Weight Watchers, obviously renowned by name to maintain or loose weight, their Heinz addition of Carrot and Lentil soup is a calorie dream for all the calorie counters. Although still a little high in sugar, the soup is low in calories, has zero saturated fat and very little salt and fat intake.
So be careful of hidden sugars when your lunch. Often during our lunch breaks, we are rushing to find a good selection, in a crowd of fellow workers, making it difficult to stand and read the nutritional content.
Why not prepare home cooked meals that you can heat during your lunch, making you aware of all the ingredients and sugar intake, or why not try some of these delicious soups or even try a homemade recipe!