We received a FedEx package from Smart Soup today. Smart Soup is a family owned business that makes healthy flash-frozen soups that are vegan, low-sodium, low-fat and American Heart Association certified. Our family has been invited to try the soups because we have been sharing and advocating healthy meals through our blog.
There were five different flavors of soup in the package and we tried Santa Fe Corn Chowder today together with my healthy cornbread. They were absolutely delicious together! The hint of sweetness from the cornbread nicely complements the slight spiciness of the soup. As I tasted the flavorful soup, I imagined that the soup would go well with many of my recipes, such as Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, Quinoa Chickpea Avocado Salad or Salmon Burger.
Receiving these healthy soups gave me the idea that I should stock up the freezer with them when I am away on location. They are made of ingredients that I can trust. The girls can just make a salad or bread and pop a pouch of soup in the microwave.
Oh yeah, and I can stock up Angela’s freezer with the soup packages when she goes to college. I can’t believe I just wrote that. How is this even possible — my big-headed baby is going to college in just over a year!
Gluten-free Low-fat Corn Bread
1 cup corn meal (whole grain)
1 cup almond meal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup Xylitol or sugar (I used xylitol)
4 oz organic no sugar added apple sauce
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp guar gum (optional)
Fresh corn kernel from 2 ears of corn
Pre-heat oven at 380. Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly together in a mix bowl. Add all the wet ingredients and the fresh corn kernels in and mix. Do not over mix.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.