- Can be highly nourishing.
- An ideal food for convalescents
- Easy to make and economical
- Commercial soups are generally high in salt and fat.
Even a novice cook can make a delicious soup with a few basic ingredients, diced carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables simmered in a broth with herbs,. Leftover meat or seafood can be added for more flavor and nutrition. Cooks who have the inclination an simmer leftover bones with vegetables to make a soup stock,; reduced sodium canned broths are also acceptable, Bouillon cubes can be used, but they are high in monosodium glutamate (MSG), sodium, and other additives; always taste the soup before addling salt or seasonings,.