Progresso SouperYou Product Reviews and Giveaway

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It's time for another giveaway! This is sponsored again by Progresso and MyBlogSpark. They sent me cans of Progresso Light and 100 Calorie soups to try out and I had fun including them as part of a healthy lunch. I get bored easily, so the fact that there are so many different flavors to try out keeps my tastebuds hopping!

Progresso is also having a SouperYou promotion to market their low calorie soups. In addition to my little giveaway, you can sign up for their big sweepstakes which includes a trip to NYC from May 21st-2rd. It includes free airfaire, 2-night stay at a hotel, a makeover and a $1k shopping spree and a consultation at a major NY department store. Pretty sweet. You can't sign up for that here. Go to  to sign up. You have to sign up for that before March 15th so get to it.

Here is a sampling of the soups I tried out:

Beef Pot Roast
80 calories per serving, 2 servings
- My favorite out of the bunch! Good pieces of beef, lots of vegetables, tasty broth. It was excellent.

Chicken Barley
80 calories per serving, 2 servings
- Good nice pieces of chicken, carrots, onions, celery and peas! The barley gave the soup some substance.

French Onion
50 calories per serving, 2 servings
- Not so good on it's own. If you can't make French onion soup on your own, get this and go all out with the bread and cheese.

Southwest Style Vegetable
60 calories per serving, 2 servings
- Great Southwest flavor, the addition of black beans is very nice. Chockfull of veggies.

Traditional Manhattan Clam Chowder
100 calories per serving, 2 servings
- I'm mostly a New England Clam Chowder but I like to have occassional affairs with the Manhattan version. This tryst was delightful.

Light Italian Style Meatball
80 calories per serving, 2 servings
- This was just ok. The meatballs and the pasta were tasty but the vegetables were negligible. I would have liked more content.

Light Chicken and Dumplings
80 calories per serving, 2 servings
- Good attempt! I applaud Progresso for trying this. It's hard to package the Dumplings though so they were so-so. I'd rather take plain chicken soup in a can and add biscuit dough to it while it's heating up.

Chicken & Wild Rice
100 calories per serving, 2 servings
- You cannot go wrong with Chicken & Wild Rice soup and Progresso did well with this one. Lots of wild rice, which I enjoy and nice chunks of chicken.

Hearty Penne
80 calories per serving, 2 servings
- Take a pass on this one. It was so bland and boring. Just penne, carrots, bland broth and a few bits of celery. And one lonely kernel of corn (which I think was there in error).

*Calorie counts come from the soup cans themselves!

Now onto the giveaway! One selected candidate will win 2 cans of Progresso soup, a Progresso soup mug and a Progresso digital jump rope complete with counter and adjustable straps. Pretty swell package.

To enter the contest, tell me one clever way you try to reduce your calorie intake. For me, if given the option, I always order in small. Never in medium, large, extra-large, super-size, venti, etc. I even order Starbucks drinks in Short size. It's not on the menu, but they will serve you any hot drink that size if you request it.

Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1) In the comment form or in an e-mail to QuelleLove at gmail dot com, tell me a clever way in which you reduce your calorie intake.
2) Submit your entry by Sunday 2/21.
3) Names of participants will be written on slips of paper, to be swirled around in my trusty cloche hat and one will be picked out blindly and at random.
4) You cannot indicate which soups you want. So just know, that if you are vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions that you may end up with a soup you don't want.
5) I will announce the winner here on Monday the 22nd and will contact the winner for shipping address information to send out the Progresso SouperYou package.


Cathryn said...

I use low fat versions of things I love - like sour cream, and also make sure to combine proteins and carbs at every meal.
(I looked quickly at the picture and thought the jump rope was two pregnancy tests - couldn't figure out what that had to do with soup till I read on!)

Jonas Nordin said...

Reduce calorie intake Yay! A year ago I was some 57 lbs heavier than I am now. To maintain your weight there is one simple rule you simply have to stick to if you're not the sporty type (which I'm not). Do not put in more energy than what you use. That way you are on the safe side. If you give in to a 500 calorie chocolate bar one day, you have to reduce your intake with 500 calories the day after. It's actually that simple. At least it worked for me.

I spent nine weeks last spring on 500 calories a day and got rid of most of my overweight. Since then I have had an eye on what I eat and have managed to maintained my new weight over vacations, holidays and other difficult times for dieting.

Also see to that you get a lot of fiber. To get the fibers working properly you must also drink 4-5 pints of water each day.

Anonymous said...

I use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

As soon as I get a snack (a risky proposition anyway), I immediately break it into small portions--that way I avoid "straight out of the bag" syndrome, when you end up eating 2/3 of a bag of pretzels without realizing!

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