Happy Sunday! For those schools that have off this week – I’m super jealous. I have much work to do in the next two days it’s crazy! That just means I’m looking forward to thanksgiving “break” (3 days…) even more.
Now, the good stuff – soup! I was recently asked to review Fig Food Company’s new line of ‘heat-and-eat’ soups.
While I love soup, it is the one thing I hardly ever cook my own. It takes way too much time, and usually when I want a warm bowl of soup, I want it right then and there. I find that canned soups taste metallic-y, and it’s hard to find a good boxed soup that is not too salty, flavorful, nutrient-rich, and filling.
Fig Food soups are just that – nutritious, and delicious, and eco-friendly.
All of their products are one hundred percent plant-based – yes, they’re all vegan! They only use the best quality, certified organic, kosher ingredients. A few of the flavors are even gluten-free.
Every flavor is a complete meal loaded with whole grains, proteins, and tons of veggies. Each box is two servings, and the portions are filling but not too heavy. Check out their site for more info on the original soup line. (nutrition & ingredients included).
I decided to give the three new soups a try. First up: Split Pea & Potato.
Now, I’m not really a big split pea soup fan. The ones I have had are either completely flavor-less or too salty. This was neither. I didn’t even need to add any salt! Many may complain that it is not salty enough, but Fig Food does this on purpose. In their words, “We only use a touch of salt. If you want more, the salt shaker rests firmly in your hands.”
It’s hard to get a pretty picture of split pea soup plated, but I had to show off the wonderful, whole ingredients. I also shared some with my roommate, a split pea soup lover, who said she couldn’t believe it came from a box.
Next up: Mexican Bean & Rice.
This is easily my favorite of the three! But mostly because I am partial to ethnic and spiced foods. No picture of this one (it was too dark), but again, the flavors do not disappoint. For this soup, one serving (half a box) was plenty for me – a little heartier than the split pea.
Lastly: Nonna’s Minestrone.
Again, I don’t really seek out minestrone soup – it’s generally not filling enough to justify eating a boat-load of salt.
Check out all that good stuff! I never thought I could make a full meal out of minestrone soup, but once again I have been proven wrong. The whole ingredients taste like a freshly made soup – they even leave the skin on the potatoes!
These soups are super easy to prepare – if you have a pot and a stove then you’re set to go. Their eco-friendly tetra-pack makes things even easier.
No can opener, scissors, or knife needed. It only takes about 3-5 minutes to heat on the stove. (you could use a microwave as well, but I think everything tastes better stove top wherever possible)
Fig Food also has four other ‘heat-an-eat’ soups‘: Tuscan White Bean, Yucatan Black Bean, Umbrian Lentil, and Gran Farro e Fagioli. I have previously tried those – all are complete meals, and delicious. They also have three condensed soups: Tomato, Split Pea, and Wheatberry. For those, just add water, then heat. Easy! You can find Fig Food Soups at your local Whole Foods (check their website for specific locations).
As you can tell, I love Fig Food’s products and philosophy, so I jumped at the chance to share them with my readers!
Fig Food will send one lucky reader some coupons to try their products for free! How to enter (U.S. residents only):
1. Mandatory: Leave a comment on this post, telling me which of the Fig Food soups you would want to try.
For additional entries:
3. Facebook Like Fig Food Company
4. Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back!
Please leave a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway is open for one full week, the random winner will be announced next Sunday November 27th!
[[Disclaimer: Fig Food is run and owned by a close family member of mine, but I was NOT compensated for this review – ALL thoughts and opinions are completely my own]]