Foods

Green / AmberComments and Suggestions
Prepared in the canteenGreen and AmberSoups are nutritious, satisfying winter foods that are inexpensive and easy to prepare. They can be made in the canteen or produced from low-salt, commercially prepared soup mixes.

When making soup in the canteen use reduced-salt stock and avoid adding salt. Use herbs and spices to add flavour instead.

Replace cream with reduced-fat evaporated milk.

Add plenty of vegetables and serve with a plain wholemeal or wholegrain bread roll or plain un-flavoured grissini (bread stick).

When serving soup to young children, stand and cool slightly before serving.

Check the Nutrition Information Panel against the table below to make a Healthier Choice for
ready-to-eat soups.

CannedGreen (Lower Sodium) and Amber (Higher Sodium)Soups are nutritious, satisfying winter foods that are inexpensive and easy to prepare. They can be made in the canteen or produced from low-salt, commercially prepared soup mixes.

When making soup in the canteen use reduced-salt stock and avoid adding salt. Use herbs and spices to add flavour instead.

Replace cream with reduced-fat evaporated milk.

Add plenty of vegetables and serve with a plain wholemeal or wholegrain bread roll or plain un-flavoured grissini (bread stick).

When serving soup to young children, stand and cool slightly before serving.

Check the Nutrition Information Panel against the table below to make a Healthier Choice for
ready-to-eat soups.

Packet, tetra packs,
ready-to-eat bowls
Going from Amber to GreenSoups are nutritious, satisfying winter foods that are inexpensive and easy to prepare. They can be made in the canteen or produced from low-salt, commercially prepared soup mixes.

When making soup in the canteen use reduced-salt stock and avoid adding salt. Use herbs and spices to add flavour instead.

Replace cream with reduced-fat evaporated milk.

Add plenty of vegetables and serve with a plain wholemeal or wholegrain bread roll or plain un-flavoured grissini (bread stick).

When serving soup to young children, stand and cool slightly before serving.

Check the Nutrition Information Panel against the table below to make a Healthier Choice for ready-to-eat soups.

Saturated fat (g)
per 100g
Sodium (mg)
per 100g
Fibre (g)
per 100g
Sugar (mg)
per 100g
Soups as prepared ready-to-eat
(condensed, instant)
2g or less300mg or less--