When I see cooking blogs that feature all of the beautiful creations other bloggers make for their dinners each night, I get a little envious. Often by dinnertime I’m too wiped from the day to think about what to fix for dinner so I turn to pre-made options like soups and Amy’s dinners.
Pre-packaged foods can be healthy if they don’t have a lot of sodium, so be sure to look out for that when shopping for dinner. But if you’re like me you may need a little more of a flavor kick and some added bulk so that I’ll actually feel full.
I found Dr. McDougall’s healthy and low-sodium soup for just $2.99 at Whole Foods and fell in love with how healthy it is and how delicious it tastes! By sautéing a few veggies in olive oil and adding a little sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper I stretched this delicious lentil soup into 2 full meals and added SO much flavor!
Here are some other veggie and seasoning options if you’re adding to pre-packaged soup:
Quinoa (a grain, but it packs SO MUCH protein and yummy texture!)
Canned stewed tomatoes
Seasoned salt – a little goes a long way
Cinnamon (trust me – just a dash with a tomato based sauce or soup is to DIE for!)
Here’s how I bulked up my delicious $2.99 soup!
I chopped an onion, red and yellow peppers, and some mushrooms.
I sautéed them in a little olive oil before adding them to the soup.
It made a lot!
It’s the perfect day for a bowl of hot soup.