Spring is finally here and the weather is getting warmer! At this time of year, my mind starts thinking about the summer holidays and what I need to do to prepare for them. My main worries are how can I afford them and needing to lose weight to look good in a swimming costume. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Baxters to take part in a ‘Souper Swap Challenge’ swapping my usual lunchtime sandwich for a can of Baxter’s Hearty soup every day for a week.
Sandwiches are very convenient, however if you have a microwave or even just a plug at your desk, soup can be an easy and quick lunchtime meal. I take my soup to work in a Sistema Microwave Soup Mug or a Crock-Pot Food Warmer. You could even take your soup to work in a Food Flask if you do not work in an office. The options are endless!
The cost of soup is approximately £1.49 per can but a typical sandwich from a sandwich shop is between £2-£4 which can get costly if purchased 5 days a week, every week for a year. You can purchase tins of soup in bulk from Baxters giving you an even better saving and more money to spend on your summer holidays!
Soups are very filling for lunch and the Baxters ‘Hearty’ range is gluten free, low fat with less than 300 calories per serving and each tin contains at least one of your recommended five a day of fruits and vegetables, they are the healthy choice too. The ‘Hearty’ range has lots of variety so you are bound to find something to tickle your fancy. The full range are:
- Hearty Chicken & Country Vegetable Soup
- Hearty Smoked Bacon & Three Bean Soup
- Hearty Country Vegetable Soup
- Hearty Tomato, Chorizo & Mixed Bean Soup
- Hearty Spiced Red Lentil & Smoked Bacon Soup
- Hearty Beef, Vegetable & Bean Soup
- Hearty Chicken & Sweetcorn Chowder Soup
- Hearty Chicken, Pepper & Black Eyed Bean Soup
- Hearty Tuscan Style Bean, Bacon & Pecorino Soup
- Hearty Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Chilli & Lime Soup
My favourite is the tomato, chorizo and mixed bean soup but Stuart’s favourite is the chicken and country vegetable. Which is your favourite? Will you take the ‘Souper Swap Challenge’ and swap your normal lunch for soup for a week? Let me know how you get on if you do!
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