Food & Nutrition

Delicious low calorie soup you can buy (7 we love)

Published by Finn Hayden

Soup is often thought of as a healthy lunch alternative to something like a sandwich, but you might get a bit of a fright if you ever look at the nutrition label of your soup. Many of them are packed with calories, and if you're eating a whole pot or tin then you could be consuming a lot more calories than you expect. Luckily, there are some excellent low calorie soups out there that you can buy which manage to be both low in calories and tasty. We thought it would be useful to round up the best that we've tried, let's get into it:

Glorious! Soups - 37kcal per 100g

With a name like Glorious!, you really have to deliver on quality. And we do think the range of soups from Glorious! is good, but more importantly they manage to be low in calories too. The Warming Carrot soup from this brand contains just 37kcal per 100g, which is very impressive given how good the soup tastes. The brand only produces fresh soup so you'll find these in this fridge aisle at the supermarket, learn more and buy it here - groceries.morrisons.com

Glorious soup

New Covent Garden Soup Co - 34kcal per 100g

The soups from the New Covent Garden Soup Co are another example of soups which most people buy because they taste great, but which also happen to be very low in calories. For example, the Carrot & Coriander soup from this brand contains just 34kcal per 100g, which is very low. On top of that, this soup also counts as 1 of your 5 a day and is high in Vitamin A. You'll also find these soups in the fridge aisle, learn more and buy it here - newcoventgardensoup.com

Covent Garden Soup Co

Weight Watchers Carrot & Lentil soup - 30kcal per 100g

We've got a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Weight Watchers range of products - we've previously written about how we think the low calorie wraps from this brand are good, but some of the sweet products are definitely not worth trying. The Weight Watchers soup is an example of a product from the WW range which is actually very good, especially the Carrot & Lentil variety that we tried - it doesn't taste like a low-calorie soup as the lentils give it a hearty taste, but it contains just 30kcal per 100g. This soup comes tinned so you can stock the cupboard with them, learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

WeightWatchers soup

Heinz No Added Sugar Cream of Tomato - 34kcal per 100g

Like we've said previously about bread, people are often surprised to see soups listed as 'no added sugar' because they don't realise that most soups have sugar as an ingredient. Well, they do, and as you can imagine this can really ramp up the number of calories in the soup. Heinz released a no added sugar range of their soups which tastes pretty great and also contains just 34kcal per 100g, which is 17 calories fewer per 100g compared to the standard Cream of Tomato soup from Heinz. Definitely give this No Added Sugar variety a try because it really doesn't taste too different and you'll save a nice amount of calories. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Heinz no added sugar soup

M&S Love Your Gut Soup - 48kcal per 100g

We feel like a bit of a broken record because we're always raving about M&S food products, having recently listed the high protein yoghurt from this supermarket as some of the best you can buy. We feel similarly about the Love Your Gut fresh soup from M&S, which manages to be both tasty and relatively low in calories. At just 48kcal per 100g, there are soups in this guide which are lower in calories but we'd argue that this soup tastes better than most of the others we've included. Plus this soup has the added benefit of being high in fibre and low in saturated fat. Learn more and buy it here - marksandspencer.com

M&S soup love your gut

Suma Tomato - 40kcal per 100g

Usually, when we see vegan soups we automatically assume that they're going to be high in calories. This is because brands will often pack these soups with high-protein ingredients like lentils and beans, which also happen to be high in calories. But there are some examples of vegan soups which are low in calories, including the Tomato and Pea soups from the Suma brand. Suma is a company which produces lots of excellent vegan products, including a great natural shampoo that we've reviewed previously. The soup is also great, and low in calories too at just 40kcal per 100g for the Tomato variety and 44kcal per 100g for the Pea variety. Pea soup is typically much higher in calories (for example, Rakusen's Thick Pea Soup contains 76kcal per 100g), so it's impressive that Suma has managed to produce one which is low in calories and still tasty. Buy both of these and learn more here - suma.coop

Suma soup

Tesco Low Fat Lentil & Vegetable soup - 44kcal per 100g

Of all the supermarkets we checked, Tesco was the only place where we could find an own-brand Low Fat variety of soup, and although there was only one flavour in stock, we were quite impressed by this. We tried this and enjoyed the taste - despite being low in fat and low in calories at just 44kcal per 100g, it had a hearty taste and was nice and thick. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Tesco low fat soup

Hopefully, this guide has proven that there are plenty of low-calorie soups out there that you can buy, with both fresh and tinned options for all tastes and preferences. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you'd like us to review any other brands!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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