Favorite Find: Quick & Ethnic Soup Bowls!

by Kristine on August 10, 2011

in Blog, Favorite Finds, Food Products

Seriously, its Wednesday already?  I’m not adjusting well having a few days off.  I’m not quite ready to get back into my routine!  Doing nothing is pretty darn fun!

I’ve been a bit stuck on today’s Favorite Find lately.  Perhaps since we have our house for sale, so I’m trying not to dirty the kitchen as much.  Maybe because we got our air conditioning working again, so I don’t mind having soup in the middle of summer.  Or perhaps maybe because its DELICIOUS!

I think all of the above 😉

Most of you have probably seen THAI Kitchen products in your grocery store….no?

They have a broad line of products….everything from sauces, to curry pastes, rice, noodles, coconut milk, etc etc.  Check out their website to see the full array of stuff.  What many people don’t know, is most of their products are gluten free and dairy free.  Some are also vegan and organic.

I’ve bought their lite coconut milk as long as I can remember, as well as their yellow curry paste, which is amazing in my Quick & Light Coconut Shrimp Curry.

So I’ve  been a fan of their products for a long time.  As you know, I’m not really a fan of many ready-made things for 2 reasons.  1) sodium & 2) fat

While many of the THAI kitchen ready-made soups are too high in sodium for my liking, there are a couple that are significantly lower than some of the others, which are close to 1000mg of sodium per serving (yikes!)

THAI Kitchen Spring Onion Rice Noodle Bowl

Nutrition per bowl:  Calories: 120  Fat: 1.5g  Carbs: 23g  Fiber: <1g Sodium: 560mg  Sugars: 3g  Protein: 2g

I also added cut up chicken breast and cut up broccoli to mine to up the protein & fiber.

THAI Kitchen Garlic & Vegetable Instant Rice Noodle Soup

Basically, its a healthier “ramen noodle” alternative…

Nutrition per package:  Calories: 170   Fat: 2.5g   Carbs: 34g  Sodium: 480mg  Sugars: 2g  Protein: 3g

So now you know a couple of my favorites!  I don’t have them all that often, but they are nice every once in a while 🙂

Question: Have you tried anything from THAI Kitchen??


 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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    You think adding some Catfish would do more harm then good on the Garlic & Vegetable one? I know it thickens the soups and gives a flavor that is gotten by Oyster sauce. So will it kill off the flavor if I do add this to the soup? I do want to try something thats fast and in a quick evening meal before a movie.

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  • http://blog.mushrooms.ca/ Mushrooms Canada

    I haven’t seen these before, I will have to give them a try! Some sauteed mushrooms would be good in the Garlic & Vegetable one!

    – Brittany

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Yum! I actually put some dried mushrooms in there and it was really good!

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