Pour the tomato soup and water into a large saucepan and stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook, uncovered, according to package directions, stirring frequently. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve and top with bacon bits and Parmesan cheese as desired.
Fat (g): 4
Saturated Fat (g): 1.5
Sodium (mg): 780
Carbohydrate (g): 47
Fiber (g): 3
Protein (g): 7
Hectic lifestyles of both parents and children make sitting down to a healthy dinner difficult for everyone. Children juggle homework and after school activities while parents deal with work and family-related responsibilities. In a world where time is of extreme value, families are left with little time to shop for food, prepare healthy meals and sit down together as a family to eat. Family mealtime promotes healthy nutrition habits for children and adults. Research shows that youth tend to eat more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy when they eat with their parents.
Dining out has become increasingly common in the hustle and bustle of busy families. Restaurant foods/entrees come in large portion sizes and they are often very high in fat, calories and sodium. Choose healthier options when eating out – grilled meat, side salads, fruit cups and milk are all great choices. Eating at home and preparing your own meals is a much healthier option to dining out. Combine fresh fruits and vegetables with convenience foods that are low in sodium and fat to provide a well balanced meal for everyone .
Here are some family mealtime tips:
With Fall approaching, moms and dads who prepare family meals may be
searching for hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of meals that are
nutritious and easy to make. Try this B.L.T. in a Bowl recipe that
takes the basic ingredients of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and
transforms them into a hearty bowl of soup. Tomato soup is a source of
lycopene, an antioxidant that may ward off certain cancers. This tasty
soup, made with tomato soup as the base along with spinach, tortellini,
and bacon bits, is proof that convenience foods can work to your