This past week, Soupergirl introduced the Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” — a healthy way to lose weight and guide your body into healthy eating habits. There’s a million different diets and weight loss strategies out there — what separates our “cleanse” from the pack? A few things:
- Say goodbye to hunger pangs and bad cravings. The goal of the Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” is not to starve the weight away — that only leads to the weight coming back after the diet is over. The goal is to nourish your body with fresh vegetables, legumes, and wholesome grains. Watch as the weight falls away, you feel fuller and more energized, and your skin gives off that healthy glow!
- Make lasting changes to your diet and health. The Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” trains your palate to be accustomed to healthy, real food; processed foods will begin to taste unnatural and will be the last thing you crave!
- We take the pyramid approach to calories. Our “cleanse” team has developed a special menu for your 4-day program. The model is “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We start your days with hearty, energizing soups then gradually progress to the lighter soups, so your body is burning maximum calories!
- You’ll still love what you’re eating. Your “cleanse” package includes a diverse, flavorful array of soups — with recipes like Barley Sweet Potato & Greens, Triple Ginger Butternut Squash, Split Pea Rosemary, and Winter Root Vegetable Chili (these are just examples — the menu changes every week so you can keep “cleansing!”), you’re sure to discover something new and enjoy every spoonful!
- It’s easy! The soups come in 16-oz, ready-made containers — all cooked locally at our kitchen in Takoma. All you do is throw it on the stove or zap it in the microwave. Healthy has never been easier.
- Stay warm! It’s cold out there. What is more comforting and warming than a bowl of soup?? Soup is like a hug from your mom. Or Soupermom.
So what are you waiting for? Click here to get started and get results today!
Too much salt is bad, mm’kay? “Yes, Soupergirl, I know,” you say, reverently. But we are eating in the time of an interesting paradox — the more we learn about proper nutrition, the more we ignore! While our knowledge about food is expanding every day, so are our waistlines. This point is illustrated perfectly in Jane Brody’s article in The New York Times. Despite greater access to healthcare and information, we are experiencing a nutritional crisis, from supersized (not to be mistaken for soupersized) portions to the greater affordability of fast food to our affinity for sugar. It seems we are retreating in the face of information overload and mercurial evidence that has all the consistency of DC’s climate (bread is good! Actually, bread is very very bad! Never mind, it’s good again! But too much is REALLY bad!)
In times like these, it’s helpful to keep a shortlist of rock-solid principles to help guide you towards the right choices. Ask yourself, “Is it fresh? Is it made locally? Would Soupermom (or your grandmother) recognize the ingredients? Does it contain high levels of sodium and fat or preservatives?” Actively incorporating these questions into your shopping routine, and sticking to them, will help you lead the life you’ve learned!
Locavores of DC, unite! By now, we all know local food is better for the environment, but here are 3 reasons why buying local food benefits YOU personally:
- Lower taxes! According to the American Farmland Trust, “farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas most development contributes less in taxes than the cost of required services.” Last time we checked, carrots don’t pay tolls and butternut squash doesn’t dial 911.
- It tastes better. The crops are picked when they’re at their peak of flavor and come fleshed out with genetic diversity — producing an engaging variety in shape, color, and overall taste.
- It’s better for you. You may have heard that the average food travels 1,500 miles before it gets to your plate. This is true. And disturbing. The shorter the time between the farm and your table (or spoon), the more nutrients and enzymes are retained!
Haiku featured in “Serendipitous Poetry from The New York Times”
As a leftover,
the soup was equally good,
without the croutons.
Arab poet, replying to Omar Khayyam
Let Omar sing of wine and bread,
But I prefer fine soup instead.
by Carl Sandberg
I saw a famous man eating soup.
I say he was lifting a fat broth
Into his mouth with a spoon.
His name was in the newspapers that day
Spelled out in tall black headlines
And thousands of people were talking about him.
When I saw him,
He sat bending his head over a plate
Putting soup in his mouth with a spoon.
“Soup for Breakfast”
by Calef Brown
I like soup for breakfast.
That’s the way I am.
I’m not a fan
Of toast and jam,
With eggs and ham,
Or even Cream of Wheat,
A bowl of cream of broccoli,
Now there’s a morning treat.
Coffee drinkers often scoff,
but I just laugh and sip my broth.
That’s the way my day starts off.
I like soup for breakfast.
It may be September, but here in DC it’s still hot as ever. How do you cool down in this swampy heat? Let’s see… There’s sugary lemonade and snowcones… Soda is out… What if there was a healthier summer beverage that still tastes delicious??
Enjoy our Beet Gazpacho before it goes out of season!! Splashed with beet and a touch of jalapeno, this one-of-a-kind summer treat won’t be on the shelves for much longer! And there’s more than just the amazing taste — this gazpacho is ridiculously healthy!! Check it out:
- Beets! The nitric oxide boosts blood flow and provides a great source of natural energy.
- Tomatoes! Also pronounced tomahtoes. A fantastic way to load up on antioxidants.
- Olive oil and lemon juice: the “nutritional synergy” (fancy, huh?) that occurs when you combine these ingredients makes gazpacho one of the most popular foods for those trying to lose weight.
So what are you waiting for? Run, cycle, scooter, cannonball over to the nearest store that sells Soupergirl and claim yours today!!!
Spoiler alert: Summer is going to be over soon. I know, I know. We’re not happy about it either. Mostly because it means time is running out to enjoy all of our seasonal gazpachos — Tomato, Cucumber, Beet, Peach, and Watermelon to be specific! Bright, refreshing, and healthy, our gazpachos are the perfect summer treat. Hurry in to a Soupergirl store near you, or any Whole Foods Market in the area, and hoard your gazpacho while it lasts!!! This is a season finale you don’t want to miss out on.
When it comes to food, Washington DC is a cosmopolitan hub of innovation and trendy eats. But the trends are always changing — what does the future hold for the world of food?? Elevation DC interviewed DC’s rising food stars on the next big culinary thing — and Soupergirl gave her 2 cents! Click here to read the full article.
One thing that definitely isn’t going anywhere: plants. Specifically, plants cooked into a delicious, healthy soup. You don’t have to be Nostradamus to know that soup is always going to be around!!
Every day, science is drawing more and more connections between the foods we eat and the effects they have on our brains. Here’s a list of some foods that are really, really good for the brain — and which Soupergirl soups you can find them in!
- Bring on the beans. All beans are magic beans. They stabilize blood glucose levels and provide a steady stream of energy to the brain.
Found in these Soupergirl soups: Zucchini Red Lentil, Tuscan White Bean, Brazilian Black Bean, White Bean Mushroom Kale, Roasted Corn & Bean, Creole Rice & Bean.
- Sprinkle that sage. Sage — even its name is full of wisdom! Since 1597, sage has been thought to have beneficial effects on memory, and the research confirms it today.
Found in these Soupergirl soups: Zucchini Red Lentil, Summer Minestrone, Corn Chowder.
- Tack on tomatoes. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a souper antioxidant that protects against damage from free radicals caused during dementia.
Found in these Soupergirl soups: Tomato Gazpacho, Tomato Basil, Creamy Tomato, Roasted Tomato, Old Fashioned Tomato & Rice, Summer Vegetable.
- Bet on beets. The nitric oxides in beets boost blood flow to the brain. Brilliant!
Found in these Soupergirl soups: Beet Gazpacho, Creamy Beet.
- Whole lot of whole grains. Whole grains promote good cardiovascular health, which in turn benefits the brain. And many contain Vitamin E and Omega-3’s. Let’s break bread!
Found in these Soupergirl soups: Italian Barley & Greens, Moroccan Style Harira, Asian Soba Noodle, Mushroom Barley, Quinoa Vegetable Basil, Old Fashioned Tomato & Rice.
What’s in a label? For a lot of “organic,” “natural,” and “healthy” foods, it‘s a whole lot of bunk.
A recent article in ABC Health explores how processed foods can undergo a marketing spin and be sold as “low in fat,” “high fiber,” “natural,” and “wholesome” — but fail to meet health and nutrition standards.
Commercial and canned soups are the main culprit here — reading their nutritional labels often requires a degree in translation studies. And a good pair of bifocals. Your best bet? Stick with a whole-foods, plant-based diet! Or you can just eat Soupergirl for every meal. That’s fine with us.