Progresso Carb Monitored Soups
Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-28-2008 08:32 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I hardly ever do all of my grocery shopping at Wal-mart, but was surprised to see that they had several low carb products on their shelves. One new one that I had never seen before was a soup made by Progresso. Chicken Cheese Enchilada Soup - noted as a carb monitored soup, with the carb count being at 8 grams carbs per serving. 1 gram of that was fiber. Net 7 carbs. The only negative is the sodium is a bit on the high side as most canned soups can be 970 mg sodium. 40% of the daily recommended value. The carb count is a bit high if doing induction, but otherwise it seemed like a good option for something quick.

I picked up a can and tried it today, and give it two thumbs up for taste. The only negative is the sodium is a bit on the high side as most canned soups can be 970 mg sodium. 40% of the daily recommended value. Not sure if they make other soups with the carb monitored option, but will be checking into it.

I also think this soup would be a good flavor enhancer for baked chicken. Just spoon across the top of a baked chicken breast or even use it as a gravy and bake the chicken in the soup. I plan on trying this idea out soon.
RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 10:19 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


I love this Progresso soup - the Chicken Cheese Enchilada one. It's a staple in my pantry. Our Wal Mart doesn't carry it, but our grocery store does sometimes....so I stock up when they do. It's yummy.

Barbara
RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 10:47 AM


Senior Low-Carber


I sometimes get so frustrated living in such a small town, I have searched the shelves at all of my stores for low-carb soups. With no success. With summer comming, it means I will be able to take the ferry across the lake to the Super Wal-Mart in Ticonderoga. Maybe they will carry some good low carb products there. Thanks for the heads up!


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RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 10:51 AM


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Minimimi - I'm in Vermont, too! (Williston) I have found the soup at Shaw's and occassionally at Price Chopper. The label says Progresso Traditional, and under that, in a red stripe, the words "Carb Monitor"

I love taking the Ferry over to Super Wal Mart, too......but don't get around to doing it very often!

Barbara
RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 01:49 PM


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I've had a can of the Chicken Cheese Enchilada soup in my pantry for nearly two years. Maybe I ought to give it a try before it's too old to taste good anymore. I bought it marked down for clearance back in 2006.

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RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 02:00 PM


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After I posted I went and opened the can and tried a few bites. It's OK, but it's a bit bland, there's hardly any chicken in it and it has a sort of canned milk/Velveeta cheese flavor. It's spicy though and I think it might make a good sauce for a casserole. Hopefully my husband will eat it because it's got more carbs than I can afford to eat.

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RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 03:19 PM


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I used to really like the Chicken Enchilada flavor. I can't find it anymore. But since I'm trying to cut the extras out again I guess that's a good thing. None to tempt me.

I do think it would be good in a casserole Linda. And the carbs would be less since it would be spread out.

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RE: Progresso Carb Monitored Soups , 04-30-2008 05:08 PM


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Using it as a sauce for a casserole is a great idea. I've only had it as soup....and you're right, LindaSue, there isn't a lot to it....and canned soups rarely compare to homemade. The value for me is absolute convenience when you want something hot and NOW, and it is filling and tastes good to me. I've added chicken to it for more protein and to make it even more nutritious.

Amy, sorry you can't find it anymore. It was gone from this area (I'm in Vermont) for quite awhile, but we've had it again for at least a year. Maybe it'll return to your area too.

Barbara