Soup has a way of making us feel comforted, no matter the season or the temperature outside. When it is ridiculously cold out there, soup is the answer to so many problems like: "actually being too cold outside to leave the house without all square inches of skin covered". Sometimes that happens. But when you have this bowl of Grass-Fed Beef & Vegetable soup from True Primal to spoon up, things look a bit rosier. Organic veggies and spices and not to mention seriously awesome meatballs: what's not to love? ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Soup made from real ingredients is one of the hands-down best foods out there, period. Soup gets a lot of attention for being a great diet food, or a good way to feel full for longer, or even a great way to make sure you stay hydrated if you don't drink enough water. Soup IS all of those things, but ingredients matter. That's why grass-fed beef is the lynchpins of this soup from True Primal. The building block makes for a meal that is both crazy tasty as well as sustainably nutritious.
When you tear open this pouch to pour into your favorite kettle for warming, you'll smell the herbs and tomatoes that provide oodles of zing to each bite. You can even microwave in the pouch, but doesn't food taste so much better off the stove? I think so. You do your own thing and let's meet back at the soup bowl.
Ok, try a bite: meaty, hearty, herby. This soup gives me tiny flashbacks to canned beef & veg soup—but only as a distant memory that I'd love to forget. Those cans usually contain a boatload of salt, strange emulsifiers to make them seem thicker than they are, and even flavor agents like MSG or yeast. Not here! Here you taste only the good stuff. And if the carrots are a little tender around the edges, you'll know that only good things went into each and every batch. You're getting the equivalent of making your own soup from scratch with absolutely none of the time spent and almost no dishes to clean up.
Once I've warmed up to how nice and subtle this soup tastes, I like to kick it up a notch with some spices like chili powder or even a primal-friendly fiery blend. With or without accoutrements, the soup is more than delicious.
Why Grass Fed Beef Soup is so good for you
Is real food, especially grass-fed organic beef, as an ingredient really worth the fuss? In short, the answer is heck yeah. The reason is in the preparation and the magic of science. This soup combines a whole market's worth of organic veggies, all the goodness of nutritious grass-fed beef, plus the gelatin that is so good for your connective tissue and your digestion.
The final step is to add the herbs and a touch of salt. The result is what you see before you here, right here, steaming in your bowl, filling your spoon and delighting your tongue. Delicious.
About True Primal, in their own words
"True Primal® was created to offer a primal/paleo-friendly alternative to all other canned soups. Many common canned soups are primarily made up of wheat, corn, rice or potatoes. Many soup brands are also thickened with added starches, sweetened with added sugar, or filled with unusual chemicals or hydrogenated oils. Those ingredients might cheaply fill a can, but they are taking up space that could be used for the nutrition available in meat and vegetables. We think that there is a better way."
How does True Primal make this soup the best you've ever bought? Here's what they say:
"True Primal Organic Grass-Fed Beef & Vegetable Soup contains 24 grams of protein per pouch. We're putting as much real food as we can into each pouch, so it’s loaded with beef and veggies! By putting more real food into each pouch, you get more nutrients and also more flavor – you can taste the difference between real food and fillers.
We also add extra beef gelatin to the soup, both for the nutritional value and to enhance the feel of the soup. Gelatin contains collagen, which is one of the materials that make up cartilage and bone. Gelatin is also a rich source of the amino acid glycine, important to many metabolic and healing pathways in the human body."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What about that mastodon logo and the whole "primal" thing? What does that even mean!?
""Primal" means "first" or "fundamental." It's become a popular description for eating the sorts of foods that humans were originally designed to eat.
There are other similar terms, such as "paleo diet" or "caveman" dieting. These refer to a more specific time period (ie, the paleolithic era), and can sometimes get caught up in counter-productive arguments over exactly what each tribe of people was eating where and when. The term "primal" as it refers to foods is generally used a bit more openly to refer to all foods that are high in nutrition and are easily digested by most people. "Ancestral" is also used to describe the broad guidelines for living based on the way humans were built.
Primal (or ancestral, paleo, caveman) living embraces exercise and stress-reduction along with nutrition to achieve optimal health.
We aren't trying to recreate something precisely from history. Chasing down your food is one way to get exercise, but other methods are fine as well. Our logo is is a bit tongue-in-cheek, as we know we won't be serving extinct mastodon any time soon. But that's ok, there are other good foods that aren't extinct, and we hope to bring some to you!"