For every soup I have ever made (excluding the soups from my cooking course) I have always used low sodium vegetable broth. There are many reasons for this but first I'd like to point out the sodium levels below.
It's very easy to see the difference here. Sodium is recommended in your diet but in small doses. If you used the entire carton of Chicken Broth you would in turn be consuming 3420 mg of Sodium. That's over a 1000 mg more than the maximum you should consume in a day.
By going with the unsalted or low sodium versions it allows you to control the amount of salt you add to a dish. Ultimately, you would salt and pepper your soup during preparation so by reducing the salt otherwise you have more control of the amount of salt used in flavouring your soup.
You can find low sodium beef, vegetable, and chicken varieties !
Nutritional Info and photos courtesy of Campbell's Canada
I remember hearing about Gelatin a long time ago and being horrified at what it actually was. So horrified in fact, I blocked the knowledge of it and continued eating without reading ingredients.
After having the (unfortunate) pleasure of witnessing the process of deriving it from bones in cooking class, I knew I could NOT possibly eat that any more. I had already refrained from eating candy as I knew it was in most of the candies I liked but now I needed to know what else it was in and if there were other options. Jello is made of it, it's used in candy, yogurt etc HOW DO WE AVOID IT!
Agar Agar is a vegan substitute to Gelatin and has the same effect. Keep that in mind !
I personally enjoy Astro All Naturals as far as yogurt goes, they're delicious, creamy, and contain NO GELATIN!
Photo courtesy of Astro Website
As far as candy goes, these are great because they remind me of Swedish Berries, which I loved.
Photo courtesy of Dare
YVES- Ultimate Veggie Burger Schneiders - Country Naturals Beef Burger
ROUND 1 - Calories
YVES U.V - 150
SCH CN. Beef - 330 WINNER : YVES ULTIMATE VEGGIE
* Clearly the winner here is the Veggie. You can have two of the veggie burgers and still come out under 30 calories less than the beef version.
ROUND 2 - Fat
YVES U.V - 6g or 9% Daily Value
SCH CN. Beef - 27g or 42% Daily Value WINNER: YVES ULTIMATE VEGGIE
* There is no denying that fat is flavour but this might be taking it a bit far ! At a whopping 42% of your daily value, you better skip the toppings, bun, and chips!
ROUND 3 - Cholesterol
YVES U.V - 0mg
SCH CN. Beef - 170mg WINNER: YVES ULTIMATE VEGGIE
* There is no overlooking these facts. 2 of the beef burgers and you've already eaten a third of your days worth of cholesterol. That's not leaving much wiggle room !
ROUND 4 - Protein
YVES U.V - 15g
SCH CN. Beef - 18g WINNER: Schneiders Country Naturals
* There has always been the myth surrounding vegetarian food and providing enough protein to live healthily. Proof is in the pudding here folks, both options offer high protein but Schneiders inches ahead.
ROUND 5 - Vitamins and Minerals
WINNER : YVES ULTIMATE VEGGIE
* It's very clear in this case the winner. With an abundance of B12 and loads of Riboflavin, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, and Thiamine there is no competition.
AND THE WINNER IS. . . . . . .
YVES ULTIMATE VEGGIE BURGER
There you have it ! At a fraction of the fat, cholesterol, and calories while still delivering a protein and nutrient packed burger, the YVES Ultimate Veggie Burger rose to the top.
Thank you to our competitors and tune in for our next Veggie VERSUS Meat Battle :D
NOTE: I am not here to sway meat eaters from eating meat. Vegetarianism is a personal choice and lifestyle and I am simply touting the benefits of it. If I convince even one meat eating friend to adopt a MEATLESS MONDAY, I've done my job :D
Schneiders Product Info and Image taken from :
Yves Product Info Taken from :
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Lover of a variety of things including cheese, fresh produce, and baby animals of all varieties.