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Monday, September 24, 2012

New Progresso Light Soups: Healthy Eating

Progresso soup
Gift Package from Progresso Soups

I lived across the street from my elementary school and was allowed to go home for lunch. On most winter days my mom would have a warm mug of Progresso Soup waiting for me when I walked in the door. Sometimes it was the Lentil or the Clam Chowder, but most of the time it was Chickarina. It is my kids' favor soup. My son can live on it and both of them ask for it when they are sick.

I used to play an imaginary game with my Chickarina soup. It was set in medieval times: meatballs were kings, chicken pieces queens, celery knights... and so on. The pasta was always peasants and in each spoon full I would report on the wealth of this kingdom by the number of royalty and peasants I was able to pick up...


I told my kids about my game and they said, "Wow, that's what kids did before they had iTouch?" 



Yeah, it was called, "Imagination." 


So my kids didn't take up my game, but they did take up my love of Progresso soup. That is why I had no issues when MyBlogSpark asked me to review two new light Progresso soups.


First we tried Progresso Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese Soup. My whole family thought the consistency was creamy but not clumpy and heavy. We all liked the bacon bits and potato chunks... but we felt that Progresso needed to reduce the smokiness of the soup. The smell was too strong. With that little tweak we would buy this soup.

My husband and I shared the Progresso Light Chicken Pot Pie Soup for lunch this afternoon. We both expected the soup to be thicker because it was called "chicken pot pie." I didn't really taste the cream in the soup; it just tasted like a nicely seasoned chicken soup. All of the vegetables were tasty and firm and the flavor was quite good for a light soup.



  • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
  • These Weight Watchers® endorsed soups have 100 calories and a 2PointsPlus® value per serving
  • The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
  • The Chicken Pot Pie Style variety exudes a home-style essence with cuts of white-meat chicken, hearty potatoes and classic vegetables
*Light Chicken Pot Pie Style:  At least 33% fewer calories than regular ready-to-serve soups.  Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese:  50% fewer calories than the leading potato, cheese, and bacon ready-to serve soup.   See nutrition information for sodium content.
In addition, visit http://goo.gl/WbbPS to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso® soup. Be sure to share this coupon with your family, friends and readers so they too can take advantage of the savings and try Progresso Light creamy soups today! 


If you would like to be in the drawing for the Progresso Travel Gift Package pictured above, it is great for bringing soup to school or work,  
please submit your name into the raffler below:


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Weekly Meal Plan:


Sunday: Poor Man's Lasagna and salad

Meatless Monday: Frittata Red Peppers & Onions Rustic Bread

Tuesday: Leftovers: Lasagna, ribs, corn, green beans

Wednesday: Giambotta with Sausage and Rolls

Thursday: Spaghetti with Clam Sauce and Cucumber Salad

Friday: Trader Joe's Beef Taquitos, Sour Cream, Guacamole

Saturday: Eggplant Rollatini with garlicky pasta

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7 comments:

  1. It's great that Progresso and many other companies are trying to come out with healthier foods, but I try to stay away from all processed or pre-prepared foods. To have the healthier options when you are pressed for time is nice though.

    Dan Garner
    ZenPresence.com

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    1. I agree I keep a few cans of Progresso soup in the pantry. Great to have if I run out food for lunch.

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  2. Those sound really good--especially with winter coming on! Thanks for offering the Soup Kit too! It looks great! Pick me! :)

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  3. that sounds like a really fun game you made up!

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    1. I'm glad someone likes it. My kids think I'm silly, but they would no matter what.

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  4. Yay! Thanks so much! I can't wait to get my Travel Soup Gift Package! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway! Happy Dancing!

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