Soups often enter weight loss diet plans, but not all soups are created equal. Which soup to choose? According to the ranking below it is best to choose water-based soups which are lower in fat and calories than cream-based soups.
The serving sizes presented below are per 8oz cup, which is the standard cup use in baking and cooking. Most people will consume 1-2 cups of soup per serving.
Below is a ranking of soups by calorie from lowest to highest. Soup broths have the fewest calories, as they also have the fewest ingredients. Other soups low in calories include chicken noodle, egg drop soup, vegetable soup, and wonton soup. Different recipes affect the caloric content of any of these soups. Any high calorie foods added to these soups will increase the caloric content. Pay attention to ingredients.
In general, the more water a soup contains the fewer calories it will have. For more diet ideas see the article on low-calorie foods.