Both of us like soup and several years ago I suggested to Larry that we plan on eating soup for dinner every night. Neither of us objects to leftovers, and it takes the dither out of what to eat every day. It took a while to get to the point where I considered the soup "healthy." But Larry pointed out to me that this soup has no potatoes, corn, or barley. When he makes one that has high-carb ingredients, he has to eat all of it. It has Dreamfields pasta, kidney beans (the best carb choice), tomatoes we canned, okra we froze, and a ham slice. I'm sure he put some kind of seasoning, but it wasn't chili powder.