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any Paleo Whole 30 compliant canned soups?

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I'm restarting my whole30. sometimes work is so crazy, I just want to grab a can of soup from my desk & heat it up, especially those days when I didn't get to cook & bring nice leftovers in. But I'm having a lot of trouble trying to find a soup that is Whole 30 (for this month) or Paleo (when I finish this Whole30) compliant. I live in Houston, so have a lot of supermarket choices or can order from Amazon.

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Unfortunately I do not know of any canned compliant soup!  Your best bet might be to make a big batch of an easy recipe when you have time and freeze them into individual servings. Maybe put them in mason jars?

 

NomNomPaleo's tomato soup is one of my favorite soups to make and I promise that it is super easy -- shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes or so to make. 

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Unfortunately I do not know of any canned compliant soup!  Your best bet might be to make a big batch of an easy recipe when you have time and freeze them into individual servings. Maybe put them in mason jars?

Just be sure if using mason jars not to over fill...in fact I suggest UNDER filling them by a pretty good amount.. when it freezes the soup will expand and if there is not enough room for it it will explode the jar.. 

No... I did not learn from experience *cough cough*  ;)

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Just be sure if using mason jars not to over fill...in fact I suggest UNDER filling them by a pretty good amount.. when it freezes the soup will expand and if there is not enough room for it it will explode the jar.. 

No... I did not learn from experience *cough cough*  ;)

That must've been a mess! Always use wide mouth mason jars when freezing too, the shoulders from regular mouth jars make breakage more likely with the expansion. (I know, I know, this thread hasn't had any activity in 2 months, but just in case someone who is new to the kitchen is wondering.)

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Hi--I know you're asking for soups, but what I have found helpful at work on-the-go is to have a can or packet of compliant tuna or salmon and olives. Another thing that I've done that is super helpful when I'm in a rush (aka no planning the night before and should have left my house two minutes ago) is throwing a tupperware of arugula/spinach/baby kale, some compliant salsa on top for taste & then adding the extra can of tuna and olives from my desk drawer..and there you have a compliant lunch made in under 30 seconds. 

 

Also, I have the mini one serving packets of Justin's Almond Butter in my drawer so you can always grab and apple/banana as well if the above doesn't sound like enough. 

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I also am not aware of any compliant soups. Amy's brand foods has really clean soups and stuff, but they almost all contain legumes or soy. 

 

I totally know the feeling of wanting to grab-and-go, but its really really hard on whole30. Grab and go options are mostly fruit and nuts, which as we all know do not make up a nutritious meal - the sugar will spike your insulin, too many nuts can cause inflammation, they are not a good source of protein.

 

I would recommend you take a little time each week to prep/buy some items to keep on hand for those days you just cannot handle cooking. Make sure you are still following the meal template - protein, veggies, and fat! 

 

-Take one hour on your day off to make hard boiled eggs and bake some chicken to have a source of protein. Alternative pre-cooked option would be Aidell's chicken and apple sausage, or cans of tuna or salmon. 

-Always keep some dippable veggies on hand - cucumbers, carrots, and raw cauliflower dip great in guacamole (wholey guacamole is compliant and comes in mini packs - this could be your fat), baba ghannoush (eggplant dip - Asmara's is a compliant brand, the spicy is super hot but really nice), whole30 compliant ranch

-Fats could include guac, olives, compliant mayo (mix with tuna or chicken or eggs to make egg salad), things like that. 

 

Last thing...if you find you tolerate legumes post-W30, I'd suggest the Amy's lentil and vegetable soup (no soy - just lentils and organic veggies). Throw some diced chicken on top, there is not enough protein in lentils to be satiated. 

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We recently launched True Primal Beef & Vegetable Soup. It does not have an official endorsement from Whole 30, but it is paleo-friendly, depending mostly on your stance regarding green pea/pods (which Whole 30 does endorse).

**mod note: the Whole30 does NOT endorse peas and this is not compliant.**

See the full ingredient list below, or on trueprimal.com:

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The whole30 does not endorse eating green peas. If one was to eat snap or sugar peas, where one eats the entire pod with mostly juvenile, unformed peas inside, then that's allowed. Eating peas on their own is not.

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Ah maybe I'm reading that http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/page wrong. So Whole 30 endorses green beans, and green peas when they're still inside the pod, but if you take the peas out of the pod, then no? The wording in "The Fine Print" is not totally clear.

Yes, that's correct... the green beans, snap peas and sugar peas are more green plant matter than 'bean'... if you open a green bean or a sugar or snap pea, the 'bean' part is usually a mere speck. Peas are called out specifically in the Legumes section of the 'do not eat'.

Its not clear but I don't think that eating proper peas (meant to be shelled) and consuming the pod is the same as the sugar or snap pea as the pea in those would be matured (and the shell would be disgusting).

It's specifically green beans, sugar, snow and snap peas including the pod.

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Good to know as for as program compliance, thanks.

 

I will say though that anyone who buys a lot of peas will eventually get pea pods that made it in there accidentally.  The green pea pods seems perfectly edible and taste fine (though seemingly less flavorful than a green bean pod).

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Good to know as for as program compliance, thanks.

 

I will say though that anyone who buys a lot of peas will eventually get pea pods that made it in there accidentally.  The green pea pods seems perfectly edible and taste fine (though seemingly less flavorful than a green bean pod).

I'm sure some pea pods are edible... I'm just remembering from when we used to eat peas off the vine out of the garden... the pods were stringy, fibrous and we definitely wouldn't have wanted to eat them.

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FYI to anyone that happens to stumble on this old thread: we decided to switch our recipe up and are pretty sure the new one is Whole30-compliant, though it does not have an official endorsement.

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