Tuesday, November 17, 2009

V8 Soup Giveaway

Sounds like everyone is working for the weekend this week!! I ended up having to do work, work for an additional three hours last night and went to bed pretty late. As a result, I felt a little cloudy going through the work day today. When I got home, I decided a small nap was in order before heading out to teach Body Attack.

When I got back from teaching, I cooked up my favorite canned/boxed soup- V8’s Southwestern Corn!


I love, love the flavor of this soup. I added some Crowder peas (new to me=totally yummy):


to the soup and topped it with a bit of red pepper. On the side I had a broiled tortilla and an apple (I’m sure nut butter will come later ;)):


V8 recently came out with a new addition to their line of soups, Garden Vegetable Blend. I was lucky enough to get a sample of the soup along with some other fun goodies from the company including a pedometer, lunch sack, pen, and cute notebook.

I can’t wait to try the new soup and plan to do a full review later this week. Do you want to try V8’s new soup? One lucky reader will get their own fun gift pack which includes two containers of V8’s new soup. To enter, simply provide me a link to your favorite homemade soup recipe or tell me your favorite canned/boxed soup. The contest will close tomorrow night (November 18) at Midnight. Note: You do not have to have a blog to enter! For additional information on V8’s line of soups including health benefits and nutritional stats, check out their website.



Since things have been crazy busy around here, I wanted to check in on the longer term goals I had set for myself (updates in the parenthesis):
  • RUN: Complete at least 1 race (2 would be ideal) before December (I completed the IOP Connector 10K and Folly Beach 10 miler and am signed up for a half marathon in December with the Fitnessista- Goal MET!)
  • RUN: Run 12 straight miles by the New Year (I’ve gotten to 11 and am set to hit 12 in two weeks!)
  • GROUP FITNESS: Train to teach a new group fitness program (completed Body Pump training- Goal MET!)
  • EAT: Try at least 1 new restaurant a month (I have hit this goal every month so far!)
  • FRIENDS: Have coffee with two new people/friends by the New Year (no progress…uh oh!)
  • JOSH: Take 1 walk a week with Josh (Josh and I were doing well with this when I first set the goal but have been slacking, I hope to get back on the boat with this one…)

How are you doing with any goals you’ve set for yourself?

59 comments:

Maria said...

I have never tried that soup. Glad you like it. I will have to look for it. Good job on your goals. I need to refocus on mine.

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

I love the V8 Soups! My favorite boxed soup is their butternut squash - I love that it is savory rather than sweet!

Chin Chin Chu said...

This is an awesome homemade soup. Yummy veggie soup ala Martha Stewart styke!!!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/big-batch-vegetable-soup

Jenna said...

Such a fun giveaway!! My favorite soup of the moment is one I just made, Broccoli Cheese from Cooking Light :)

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=231619

homecookedem said...

That southwestern corn chowder soup looks great!! :) I've never had crowder peas either.

My favorite boxed soup is Pacific Natural's butternut squash soup.

Junghwa said...

i absolutely love low sodium butternut squash soup from trader joes. YUMMY!
not to mention the ingredients are all organic too :)

Pam said...

Your soup looks good! My fav is Amy's Medium Veggie Chili (Canned).

Congrats on meeting some of your goals!

Enjoy!

Nice prize package!

Jessica said...

I need this soup since I don't like veggies! :)

My fave soup is cheese soup. With bacon. Yum.

Jane Beall said...

Tomato!

Lauren said...

I think I've tried the V8 BN squash soup before and I remember it being quite tasty. My favorite soup recipe of all time has to be RR's Pumpkin Black Bean chili. Ooooh, it's sooo amazing. I think I want to make it now.

Great job on the long term goals. Aww, Erica, I want to have coffee wtih you. Too bad the whole 300 mile distance thing is a bit of a hinderance on this happening.
Oh well, someday right!?! When you are planing to come to visit PA again? ;)

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

My fave soup right now is spicy pumpkin.. from the mix at World Market!

http://cookinfanatic.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/fitbloggin-2010/

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I love making random soups with whatever veggies I have around the house. I did that last night!

As for my goals, I am doing okay but definitely could do better. I still want to lose more weight and eat less processed food!

katherine said...

My favorite soup is probably a sweet corn or savory pumpkin pureed soup. With crispy bread!

RunToTheFinish said...

Gosh my fav soup that's hard. I like the homemade one's that include everything but the kitchen sink and I am a HUGE fan of Amy's because it's easy and I know it's healthy

Shannon said...

Never heard of Crowder peas before! Like their addition to the soup :)

Britt - Runnerbelle said...

Great job on your goals! I really should sit down and write out some new ones. Excellent activity on my day to celebrate myself. ;-)

My favorite V8 soup right now is the Butternut Squash one. Perfect with some cheese added, cause cheese makes everything that much better!

Leah @ L4L said...

My fav is raosted + curried b-nut squash soup.

http://leftoversforlunch.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/curried-roasted-butternut-squash-soup/

The boy's is tortilla soup!

http://leftoversforlunch.wordpress.com/recipes/crockpot-chicken-tortilla-soup/

Yum Yucky said...

Does Ramen count as soup since it has liquid in it?

Oh geesh. I don't think that's soup! LOL!

Molly said...

My favorite soup is Pacific Foods b-nut squash soup. Yum!

Christina said...

omg erica, you will love this soup --minus the chicken & broth and add veggie broth...so good!

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1142015

i made it SUNDAY AND MONDAY! haha. b and i are obsessed. i'll be blogging about it tomorrow. :)

BroccoliHut said...

I am a huge fan of adding beans to boxed soups for extra protein. That combo sounds delish!
I am really into Trader Joe's Carrot Ginger soup these days.

Anna said...

I've been doing a good job researching grad schools, but I have fallen behind on my treadmill workouts!

Libby said...

I love Imagine brand's Butternut squash soup! It's delicious on its own, or with add-ins like toast, salsa, spinach/kale, mushrooms, lemongrass, cinnamon, apples, peaches, etc.!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

my fave boxed soup is the trader joe's carrot kind. soooo good!

Living and Loving in L.A. said...

I absolutely LOVE V-8! When I was a little girl and in gymnastics, it was my favorite post-class drink and all of the other little kids used to make fun of me and say things like, "Eeew! Vegetable juice! Gross!"
I never let them deter me from a life with the big 8. However, I still haven't tried their soups, so I'd love to win!
Here's the URL for my Potato Leek Soup Recipe, it's pretty good if I do say so myself!!!
http://livingandlovinginla.blogspot.com/2009/10/marathon-week-what-im-eating-lunch.html

Anonymous said...

I love lentil soup with crispy garlic whole wheat bread! Yummy!

Nicole said...

Here is my favorite soup: Scroll all the way down on the page...

http://geekturnedathlete.com/2009/08/29/an-open-water-swim-and-some-much-needed-rest/

I haven't tried any V8 soups. I'm usually scared of the "packaged" flavor. Maybe I should give it a try if I can find it in Europe. :)

I need to write a goal list!

tam said...

Yum that soup looks good! x x

Tatum said...

French onion soup is my favorite!!!
Here is how I make it
http://tatesplace.wordpress.com/recipes/soup/french-onion-soup/

A said...

My fav soup is campbells alphabet vegetable. so not healthy but yummy

Mary said...

Yum! I just made butternut squash soup the other day and posted about it on my blog: http://undergradfab.blogspot.com/2009/11/whats-cookin-butternut-squash-soup.html

riverrunsdeep said...

Goals (health related ones) are tough to manage and accomplish when in college - I think it is our odd scheduling that I can never have a set time to work out.

My favorite soup of ALL TIME has to be split pea and ham. My dad makes it from the recipe off the back of the bag (can't exactly link to that) but here is a similar recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/ham-and-split-pea-soup-recipe/index.html

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Crowder beans?! I have never ever heard of them! What'd you think?!My new favorite soup is actually one that I will be posting today--a new recipe! I thought of you and Josh when I made it--I thought it'd be something you two would enjoy :-) Thanks for the giiiiiveaway!!

Holly said...

Mmmm - those crowder peas look amazing! They look like beans? Well, I like both beans and peas. :-)

Great job on your goals, girlie!! That is so exciting you're doing your 1/2 with Gina!

I LOVE the V8 soups! I've had Butternut Squash and Southwestern Corn. Love them both. They are so good for a quick meal!!

KindNepenthe said...

I'll have to try those beans! As far as my favorite soup, it has to be Amy's Organic Minestrone Soup. Yum!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway because I already won a V8 prize pack BUT I had to comment :)

I haven't had that flavor of V8 but the broccoli flavor is really good. Sorry to hear about your crazy day! I hope you get a TON of R&R this weekend!! If I lived near you, I'd have coffee with you, does that count?! Way to go with your goals! Especially the running one! 11 is awesome, 12 is amazing!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY :)

Tiffany said...

My favorite canned soup is Amy's Organic Low Sodium Minestrone!

Krista said...

Great goals!

I've never heard of crowder peas. What legume are they closest too?

Kimberly said...

I have never tried the V8 soups. I will have to look for them in my grocery store this weekend. My favorite canned soup is Campbell's Creamy Tomato. I love to pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich. It's the perfect comfort food!

Congratulations on the work you've made on your goals. My goals are just to workout 3-4 times per week, eat as clean as possible, and celebrate every moment of my pregnancy!

Therese said...

Yum V8's tomato soup is incredible (but I would hope SO).

You have done really well with your goals! I have been trying to increase my water intake to about a gallon a day and most days I am hitting it. I pee a ton, but it's worth it.

Kate said...

I love Corner Bakery soups, especially tomato basil and lentil! Their lentil soup is THE BEST!

teresa said...

great giveaway! and good luck on the resolutions. i always forget mine by march! this is my all time fave!

http://ablogaboutfood2.blogspot.com/2008/10/chicken-noodle-soup.html

Marissa said...

YUM! I love V8 soups - reg. V8 too. Especially the spicy kind :)

Tracy said...

Pacific Foods Butternut Squash is my favorite!

Julie said...

dude you're totally gonna kick those goals in the beee-hind. i'm pumped for you to get your 12 miles in! they all sound really great :) espesh the coffee with pals!

mmm I lurrv TJs low sodium b-nut squash soup!

and I'm super jealous of your veggie pen haha

Lori said...

Look at you! You are blowing through your goals left and right. That is awesome! Congrats on your race this past weekend! I'm gearing up for my first half next March.

If only we lived closer we could totally take care of that coffee with new friends one, as I've mentioned before. Well, KY is closer than Brazil so maybe we are getting there. Ha, ha!

mtbcy said...

Hi Girlie! Here's a link to my post with corn and potato chowder- so good! I made with almond milk and added asparagus the second time around and it was even better- I think you'd love it! The V8 corn soup looks yummy. I'll have to give it a try. Hope you have a great day!

mtbcy said...

OK- I'm a dork. Here's the actual link! http://busychicky.blogspot.com/2009/09/long-overdue.html

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

I wish I lived closer so that I could go to coffee with you. I would love to help you reach one of your goals and have coffee with such a cool lady!

biz319 said...

This is my new favorite soup - and actually the first time I ever even tried acorn squash!

Acorn Squash Bisque - only 99 calories a cup!

http://biz319.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/i-got-mad/

Lizzy said...

my favorite soup is southwestern veggie soup from progresso. tastes just like a taco!

I Run for Fun said...

Woo hoo! You are doing so good with your goals. That's awesome!

Jenna Z said...

I don't make home made soup very often but I LOVE Amy's No-chicken noodle soup. It has tofu bits instead of chicken!

I Run for Fun said...

Woo hoo! You are doing so good with your goals. That's awesome!

AshB said...

I like homemade veggie stew.
Just cut up any veggies you want and put them in a slow cooker half way filled with broth. Let it cook on high for a day and it gets nice and thick. its amazing:)

Kristen said...

Homemade vegetable soup is my favorite or a creamy tomato!

Deirdre said...

One of my favorite soups is actually V8's boxed squash soup. SO GOOD that I even ate it cold after I got a tooth pulled!

Holly said...

I really like the tofu chili from Trader Joe's on a cool day!

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