By Diane Peters
HEARTIEST MEAL-IN-A-BOWL: SoupWorks Minestrone With Whole Wheat Ziti
140 calories, 0.5 g fat, 620 g sodium, 4 g fibre, 5 g sugar per 40-g dried serving
TASTE TEST Our 12-year-old tester liked the texture and spices, while the eight- and 10-year-olds gave it an OK. One mom worried the 15-minute prep time wasn't convenient enough for lunches.
OUR DIETITIAN SAYS The fibre is substantial, compared to other soups. But if you have guests over, ask if they react to MSG, or monosodium glutamate, which is listed as an ingredient.
SERVE WITH A platter of cold meats (but nothing processed, like bologna), cheeses and cut-up veggies.
COST$3.29 per 160 g package