JTM Food Group, a Harrison, Ohio-based company specializing in fully cooked, healthier menu solutions, has added four new low sodium, vegetarian soups to its product lineup. Based on popular recipes and familiar flavor-profiles, these soups provide school food service directors with convenience and versatility while helping them meet the new minimums requirements for the vegetable subgroups which include red/orange, dark green, legumes, starchy and other.

The following varieties are available:

  • Vegetarian Minestrone, a hearty soup made with diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, great northern beans, carrots, green beans, onions, lima beans, celery, escarole and whole-grain rich macaroni.
  • Vegetarian Garden Vegetable, a classic vegetable soup made with diced tomatoes, tender carrots, green beans, celery, corn, peas and onions.
  • Vegetarian Creamy Tomato, a rich, creamy soup made from a blend of tomatoes and cream and lightly seasoned with onion and garlic.
  • Vegetarian Tortilla, a kicked-up vegetable soup featuring pinto beans, diced tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, corn, onions, celery, diced green chilies, seasoned with chili powder, garlic and a touch of lime and cilantro.

“Over the past year, there has been an increased demand for soups and vegetarian items in the school food service market. Directors have to meet vegetable serving minimums in several categories like red/orange, legumes and dark green. They are looking for different ways to incorporate all types of vegetables into their menus.  Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of success with our vegetarian Three Bean Chili so we felt confident these soups would be popular with directors looking for vegetable dense menu options,” said Brian Hofmeier, Vice President, Education Sales.

All four soups are fully cooked, and packed in convenient, boilable/steamable pouches. The soups are ready-to-use and require no additional water. The soups can be served as is or proteins can be added to create dishes like beef vegetable soup or chicken tortilla soup. 

Source: JTM Food Group