Soup Season Has Arrived

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Soup is the perfect way to warm your body from the inside on a bitterly cold day. This is probably why it is a staple food in various cultures that have developed in colder climates. Yet soup does so much more than keep you warm! It is filling, usually low in fat and processed carbohydrates, and is a great way to get your daily fix of fresh vegetables. What’s more, soup stock often contains vital minerals that are found rarely in other foods. When you pop in store, not only can you find all the ingredients you could want to build your own flavorsome soup, you will also find that the NetCost chefs are busy every day creating fresh, delicious and affordable soups which are served hot and ready to eat in store! So if you’re pressed for time, searching for a healthy meal option or simply fancy a treat explore some of the soups we have one offer…

Borscht: Borscht is a soup originating from the Ukraine, the Balkans, and Poland, however the method of making this winter warmer differs across the region. One of the main ingredients is beets, which are cooked together with bone stock, sautéed vegetables and meat such as pork or beef. Paprika and parsley are also added to this soup, giving it a distinct flavor that will keep you nice and warm for hours on end! The high amount of low-carbohydrate vegetables in this soup means it is a great winter warmer that keeps the pounds off!

Solyanka: Solyanka is a Russian and Eastern European soup dish that became very popular before the fall of the Iron Curtain. There are three main types; meat, fish, and mushroom. These are then cooked in a meat or vegetable broth with allspice, dill, parsley, tomatoes, onions, capers and sometimes olives to make a thick, filling stew. The bone broth used in Solyanka is especially nourishing as it contains vital amounts of vitamins A, B, and D, as well as iron, potassium, and zinc. All of these minerals help strengthen your immune system, meaning you will be less likely to catch the winter bug!

Shurpa: Middle Eastern Lamb Soup with Vegetables and Chickpeas. Hailing from the freezing mountainous regions of the Middle East, this soup was designed with the sole purpose of being a nice, warming comfort food. It uses rich flavors of garlic, lamb, coriander, and cumin to warm the blood from the inside and stave off the cold for a few more hours. The cooking process, which includes slow cooking for well over 3 hours means that the tough cells in the meat break down, releasing vital vitamins. What’s more, the high antioxidant content of chickpeas means they are great for keeping away winter illness. We recommend this soup when it is a particularly bitter winter’s day!

Chicken Noodle Soup: An American classic, chicken noodle soup has been used to get fellow Americans over their winter sniffles for decades. This soup includes a selection of vegetables such as carrots, celery, and onions, and is mixed with tasty leg meat from the chicken which gives the soup its distinctive, warming flavor. If you’re undecided over which soup to make, or only have time to make something quick, this tried and tested classic should never be overlooked!

Some of the other soups we cook for you include Mushroom Soup, Seafood Soup, Goulash, Kharcho, Cabbage Soup, Sorrel Soup, Rassolnik, Bean Soup, Laghman, Vegetable Soup, Meatball Soup, summer soups – Okroshka, Beetroot Soup, Gazpacho.

This is just a glimpse of the ever-changing freshly prepared soups that you can find in store other. At NetCost Market, we create a wide range of brilliant soups, broths, and stocks at affordable prices so you can provide your body with the nutrients it needs without compromising on flavor or quality! Pop in store today and discover your favorite new soup!