Vegetable Soup is a great way to get a lot of vitamins and nutrients while enjoying a hot meal. It is a great hot meal or snack for anyone no matter what their age is. So how many calories in vegetable soup are there? It depends on the recipe. Well take a look at homemade and store bought below.
A typical recipe of homemade vegetable soup made with olive oil, onions, carrots, canned tomatoes, green beans, peas, and fat free broth has 50 calories. A store bought can of Progresso vegetable soup has 200 calories. Adding milk or starchy vegetables such as potatoes or sweet potatoes will add significantly to the calorie content depending on how much you put in it.
Vegetable soup is one of those things that can be very healthy or high calorie it all depends on the ingredients you use. For example, a recipe calling for chunks of steak and potatoes can have 400-500 calories per individual serving.
If you want to enjoy vegetable soup while losing weight, you are going to have to use low sodium, fat free broth and skip out on the potatoes and meat. This will keep you feeling full while keeping your caloric intake down to the point where you can create a calorie deficit.
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