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05.14.10
 

 
   


Since the fateful day when man/woman first turned tomatoes into soup, people have been wild about the stuff. And a certain tomato soup has come along that makes all others pale in comparison. One that makes people dash for their can openers. HG fans, today we're saluting... Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque!
What Is It?

Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque

PER SERVING (1 cup): 130 calories, 3.5g fat, 680mg sodium, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

"We've added tender chunks [of] vine ripened tomatoes to a smooth creamy tomato base to create a full flavored bisque you're sure to enjoy." And we DO enjoy it. This is one quality can of soup -- the kind you want to bring home to your guilt-free grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks, Amy!

Why We Love It!

Because it's the MOST DELICIOUS TOMATO SOUP. EVER. Seriously. This soup is organic, all natural, and INCREDIBLE tasting. It's slightly sweet, a little creamy, and exploding with fresh tomato goodness!

Two words: Maximum versatility. Sometimes we use it as a swap for tomato sauce. (Does that make us weird?) Occasionally we pour it over our chicken and veggies. Sometimes we spread it on our faces and have an impromptu spa day. (Kidding! We make no claims concerning this soup's pore-cleansing abilities.)

There's a Light in Sodium version! Canned soups have a tendency to get a tad high in the salt department, and some low-sodium varieties lack flavor. But check out this salt-slashed version -- it's SUPER tasty and has half the sodium of the original.

You can have the WHOLE can for 218 calories. It's true! The can says, "Servings Per Container About 2" -- the exact amount is 1 2/3 servings. Thus, you can consume it in its entirety for just 218 calories and 5.9g fat (PointsPlus® value 5*). That ROCKS!
BFFs!

Broccoli cole slaw - This might seem like a strange combo. Well, it's NOT! Either add chopped slaw to the soup (before heating it up) for a brocc'd-up bisque, or stir-fry the slaw with some soup (so the soup coats the veggies like a sauce). Both delicious! 

Lean protein - Pardon the vagueness, but our beloved bisque really does go well with TONS of different types of protein. Seafood rules, lean turkey's terrific, and chicken turns our chunky pal into a respectable meal. So bulk up a basic bowl of soup or create saucy center-plate entrées. Score!

Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce - Our favorite hot sauce in the world. Frank and Amy play really well together! The tangy spice of the sauce tastes juuust right with the slightly sweet flavor of the bisque. Try it -- you'll like it (provided you like somewhat spicy things)! BTW, keep sodium in check by starting with the Light in Sodium soup.
Souper Duper Recipe Duo!

Craving some seafood-packed soup? Okay, a lot or a little? Now or later? Here are TWO variations on a classic Italian-American recipe...

Lean-O Cioppino - This two-serving recipe calls for just three ingredients. When you want food FAST, it'll satisfy in a jiffy.

 Dan-Good Cioppino - It's an HG 1-2-3 exclusive! Got a whole hungry crew or want to whip up a week's worth of deliciousness? Make this slightly fancier crock-pot version. The slow simmering does the flavor gooood!  
NEW BONUS RECIPE!!!

Zazzled-Up Zuppa

PER SERVING (1 cup, 1/2 of recipe): 182 calories, 4g fat, 542mg sodium, 27g carbs, 5.75g fiber, 12g sugars, 10g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

We combined a bunch of our favorite add-ins for this simple spin on "pasta fazool"... but without the pasta. Will Dean Martin ever forgive us?

Ingredients:
One 14.5-oz. can Amy's Organic Light in Sodium Chunky Tomato Bisque
1/2 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or MorningStar Farms)
1/3 cup canned cannellini beans (a.k.a. white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
Optional garnish: chopped parsley

Directions:
Add all ingredients except Parm-style topping and optional garnish to a pot, and bring to medium-high heat on the stove. Stirring occasionally, cook until crumbles have thawed and soup is hot. Top each serving with 1/2 tsp. Parm-style topping and, if you like, a little chopped parsley. Slurp!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS
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May is National Gazpacho Aficionado Month. We are HARDLY aficionados, but we DO like tomato-ish soups, especially today's honoree. However, if you own HG 1-2-3, whip up our Gazpacho Surprise (only 106 calories per cup)!
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