Here are a few ways to 'kick up' your favorite canned or boxed soups:
Thicken watery soups with pumpkin puree (unsweetened); Great heart food
Add a pureed sweet potato to vegetable soup for added antioxidant protection
Add fiber and protein with Vegetarian Refried pinto or black beans.
Add flax seeds or bran to pump up colon cleansing fiber.
Add sauteed' soy burger crumbles to add texture and protein.
Frozen bagged vegetables can be added to any sort of soup. Peas are my favorite.
Sauteed spinach / greens provide vitamin K and calcium for bone health.
Take last night's skinless chicken and add it.
Add a dollop of low-fat plain yogurt moments before serving.
Garnish with chopped parsley, basil, oregano, or thyme. All herbs have medicinal virtues.
Add whole grains to tomato soup; brown rice, quinoa, barley.
Buckwheat soba noodles add fiber and energy. Who doesn't like noodles?
Canned Soups - A Nutritional Conundrum