Panera's New Soup Is Vegan & Low-Cal
For many, soup is a winter-time staple. It’s warm, filling and oh-so-delicious. Plus, the options are seemingly endless: From lentil and split pea to chicken noodle, there really is something for everyone. And Panera’s new soup is no different. The fast-food chain just unveiled another flavor, and this one is vegetable-based and totally vegan.
The soup, dubbed Panera’s Ten Vegetable Soup, is also low-cal and Mediterranean diet approved. But the best part? As its name implies, the soup is full of nutrient-packed veggies. According to Panera’s website, the Ten Vegetable Soup is made with tomatoes, carrots, onion, celery, red and yellow bell peppers, poblano peppers, corn, garlic and Swiss chard. These ingredients are then placed in a seasoned stock, and the soup is served with a lemon wheel.
This isn’t the chain’s only new item. In Sept., Panera announced they would be selling (and serving) build-your-own mac and cheese. The same month, they also unveiled a Cuban sandwich and turkey chili and this month, Panera launched a new salad: the Spinach Bacon and Poppyseed salad.
As for the soup, you can get it one of three ways: in a cup, bowl or bread bowl. A cup has 70 calories, a bowl has 100 calories and a bread bowl has a whopping 690 calories, 590 of which come from the carb-loaded base. But if you are looking for a souper supper (pun intended) — or a decadent lunch — the latter may be the way to go, because while the calorie count is high, we have no doubt this hearty meal is worth every calorie.
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