Homemade soup versus the canned stuff!

While shopping for groceries, recently, I happened across a couple of cans of Campbell’s Vegetable Beef Soup and threw them into my cart without a thought. Later, aster I got home, I discovered that each ten ounce can cost $1.85! I was astounded. The last time I remember buying a canned soup, the cost was $1.09 and I though that was expensive.
So, what does $1.85 buy you? Well, a serving, according to the label is ½ a cup! Pictured here is that serving… pretty small. Each can will supply your growing family 2 ½ of these ‘servings’ with the cost per serving at about $.75. That doesn’t seem like such a good deal to me!
For what it would cost to run to the store and buy a can, you could use veggies you had on hand to make a hearty homemade version of this, but for just pennies a serving. In addition, whereas a single canned soup like this has over 900 mg of salt, you can serve your family less than half that by making it yourself!

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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