One of the grab-and-go soup cups, in five flavors.  Soup pouches, in 10 flavors.  Combine one of six varieties of noodles with a broth for a delicious noodle bowl.  Add pho ingredients to pho broth.  Enjoy Thai Green Curry plain, or  loaded with fresh veggies, proteins and/or grains of choice. Photos courtesy Nona Lim.
January is National Soup Month, a hot repast for colder weather.
The category of grab-and-go soups have grown and grown, first thanks to chains like Hale and Hearty following deli take-out, followed by fresh packaged brands in store refrigerator cases.
Boulder Organic and Healthy Choice are two of the larger brands. They are typically regional or store brands. For example, Fresh Direct carries Ladle Of Love and Splendid Spoon. Whole Foods in New York City sells their own brand plus a small selection of others, including today’s tip, Nona Lim.
NONA LIM: DEVELOPED FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
DELICIOUS FARE FOR THE REST OF US
Nona Lim soups were developed in Oakland, California, by a former professional athlete who constantly sought natural ways to gain a competitive advantage. She discovered the power of the right foods as “functional medicine.”
She observed how inflammatory foods would hurt her performance, and found that her body and brain would only function at peak performance—or recover faster— when fueled with whole, clean foods.
Nona went to the drawing board and created a healing, nutrient-dense, non-inflammatory meal program made with fresh, plant-rich, whole food ingredients and clean preparations made from scratch. Word spread, and the brand took off.
The variety of prepared meals and soups, broths and noodles are infused with the Asian flavors of Singapore, where Nona spent her childhood. The products are dairy free, mostly gluten free (some noodles are wheat-based), and in Nona’s words, “100% crap-free.”
You can customize any of the soups and broths with your favorite meats, seafood, and vegetables. Products include:
We love these soup cups: light and delicious soups and broths in convenient 10-ounce “heat-and-sip” cup. Just pop it in the microwave (the soups are also tasty chilled).
They’re low in calories, so also work as a light snack; and certainly, a more nutritious alternative to a mocha latte.
The cup and lid can actually be re-used for refills or anything else you want to carry and sip. We’re avid re-cyclers, and we love it!
Carrot Ginger Soup Cup
Miso Broth Soup Cup
Thai Curry & Lime Bone Broth Soup Cup
Tomato Thai Basil Soup Cup
Vietnamese Pho Bone Broth
Multi-portion soup pouches include:
All Bean Chili
Asian Lemongrass Soup
Carrot Ginger Soup
Celery Root Soup
Kale & Potato Soup
Red Lentil Veggie Soup
Spicy Rice Soup
Thai Green Curry
Tomato Thai Basil Sou
For a lighter touch, we like the:
Miso Ramen Broth
Spicy Szechuan Bone Broth
Thai Curry & Lime Bone Broth
Vietnamese Pho Bone Broth
You can enjoy them as is; but they’re so easy to customize with whatever vegetables, meat, seafood, tofu, or grains you like. Our secret: Toss in all the leftovers.
Here’s a store locator.
The products can be purchased online. Consider gifting them to your favorite athletes, dieters, and anyone down with the flu.
Discover more at NonaLim.com.