Review of Campbell’s Well Yes! Roasted Chicken with Rice soup.
Previously reviewed Campbell’s Well Yes! Soups:
I’m now into the forth soup that I am reviewing from Campbell’s “Well Yes!” line of canned soups, this time it’s their “Roasted Chicken With Rice.” So far I have been impressed with these soups. They have plenty of ingredients, and the nutritional value is fairly good considering what you’re getting for only 200 calories.
Like before, this one totes a 200 calorie per can meal. Also like the previous three that I tried, I was very full after eating the full serving amount. And that’s the plus if you’re targeting belly fat or just trying to keep late night snacking down to a minimum. You want to create that calorie deficit if you’re dieting and exercising, but at the same time you need to feel like you’ve been fed otherwise you’ll right back tot he fridge an hour or two later. Soups work wonders here.
So low calorie, and it’s broth based as opposed to creamy and thick. This means it’s likely low fat and low in sugar. And that is exactly the case. Under 5 grams of fat, NO trans fat which is what you want if you’re targeting belly fat, 14% of your daily fiber which is also what you want if you’re targeting belly fat, and only 4 grams of sugar. Pretty good!
The can advertises 13 grams of Protein on the front, just to highlight the point that this soup will do a bit more than curve some hunger.
Now as I’ve said before I’m not a huge fan of canned meats like canned chicken, it just looks like mystery meat to me. But I’ve ate hot dogs, ground meats, and deli meats which are also processed believe it or not, so how different can it be? Besides that’s what gives this can soup that nice boost of protein.
The rice turns this broth based soup into a hearty consistency as well, which again is nice if you’re wanting to satisfy hunger and not return to the fridge within the next hour or two.
The only real cons are the sodium is high as with the majority of ready heat meals. And I’ve found that it doesn’t matter if it’s frozen meals, or canned soups. They typically contain half of your daily amount of sodium in just that one meal. Sodium does help you hold on to water weight, not to mention is bad for your cardio vascular system if not maintained. So if you have heart problems I would say that this may not be good option for you, but you probably already know that about ready heat meals. The only other downside is that the rice increases the carbohydrate value some, coming in at 28 grams. And that’s only a downside if you’re avoiding carbs, after all that’s only 10% of your daily carb intake on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Overall I think that this soup is great. The consistency is nice and the ingredients are plentiful. The veggies and chicken pieces are large and the flavor is good too, which may be due mostly in part to the high amount of sodium, but the flavor is there none the less.
- Chicken Bone Broth, Roasted Chicken Meat, Carrots, Corn, Rice, Celery, Diced Tomatoes In Tomato Juice, Water, Wild Rice, Yeast Extract, Salt, Chicken Fat, Onions**, Flavoring, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Potato Starch, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Sugar, Spices, Cornstarch, Locust Bean Gum, Garlic**. **Dried May Contain Traces Of Wheat.
- Calories: 200 | % DV*
- Total Fat: 4.5g | 6%
- Saturated Fat: 1.5g | 8%
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 20mg | 7%
- Sodium: 1170mg | 51%
- Total Carbohydrate: 28g | 10%
- Dietary Fiber: 4g | 14%
- Total Sugars: 4g
- Incl. Added Sugars: 1g | 2%
- Protein: 13g | 25%
- Vitamin D: 0mcg | 0%
- Calcium: 40mg | 4%
- Iron: 0.8mg | 4%
- Potassium: 500mg | 10%
- Vitamin A: 250mcg | 30%