One of the many great things about dry soup mixes is how you can make them with things you already have in your food storage, such as ramen, bouillon cubes, and potato flakes.
Dry soup mix shelf life is five years but if properly stored for much longer.
The soup mix’s texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage.
How can you tell if soup mix is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the soup mix: if the soup mix develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
Ever heard the “saying soup is good for the soul”? When hard times fall on us whether it’s illness or just wanting some comfort, soup can really save your morale.
Soup is also a great way to get a ton of your nutritional needs met. Here are 5 instant dry soup mixes every prepper should have in their food storage.
Instant Tomato Soup
- 1/4 cup tomato powder
- 1/3 cup powdered milk
- 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Tomato soup is a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.
These molecules are produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun, X-rays or other sources.
Instant Potato Soup
- 1/3 cup potato flakes
- 1½ tbsp corn starch
- 1 tbsp dried chives
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1/4 cup powdered milk
- ⅛ tsp garlic powder, onion powder
- ⅛ tsp salt and black pepper
Potatoes are low in calories and are filled with fiber and are a good carb to add to your diet. They are a good source of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid.
Instant Onion Soup
- ¼ cup dried onion flakes
- 1 beef bouillon cubes
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp parsley flakes
- ⅛ tsp celery seed
- ⅛ tsp paprika
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
Onions may have several health benefits, mostly due to their high content of antioxidants and sulfur-containing compounds.
They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and have been linked to a reduced risk of illness, lower blood sugar levels, and improved bone health. They are very rich in healthy soluble fibers called fructans.
In fact, onions are among the main dietary sources of fructans. Fructans are so-called prebiotic fibers, which feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
Instant Curry Rice Soup
- 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- ⅛ tsp powdered garlic and onion
- ½ tsp powdered ginger
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ¼ cup instant rice
- 2 tbsp curry powder
Eating curry can keep your liver healthy. They are beneficial in liver conditions such as cirrhosis. Curry leaves also protect the liver from various infections.
Consumption of curry is beneficial for many medical conditions and in maintaining good health.
Curry is an excellent source of nutrients for hair growth. Regular consumption of curry leaves strengthens hair, cures dandruff and prevents premature graying of hair.
Instant Noodle Soup
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 2 tbsp dried mixed vegetable flakes
- ½ tsp powdered garlic
- 1 tbsp dried minced onion
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- ½ package ramen noodles
Chicken bouillon is dehydrated and condensed chicken stock. Chicken stock is rich with essential fatty acids and protein.
Both help your body build and repair healthy muscle, bone, skin, and blood cells. Chicken broth is also a rich source of minerals like iron.
All of these dry soup mixes rehydrate quickly, in about 9 to 10 minutes. All you have to do is put the soup mix in a bowl or in a thermos, add boiling water on top and stir.
Storing Your Instant Dry Soup Mix
Storing your dry soup is important to keeping the nutritional value of the dry mixes. We recommend storing your dry soup mixes in mylar bags.
Mylar bags effectively protect against light, moisture, and insects. They create a good oxygen barrier which allows the oxygen to be removed and extends the shelf life of the food products.
It’s also important to keep your dry soup mixes in a cool, dry, low light place no matter what you decide to store them in, mason jars or mylar bags.
These 5 instant dry soup mixes are a must have for your food storage. They are delicious and super nutritious.
It’s important to meet our body’s needs when times are tough. These soups provide nutrition and can last over 5 years if properly stored. The work to assemble these mixes are well worth the long lasting nutritional value.
What are some of your favorite soups? Would you be interested in more dry soup mix recipes? Let us know in the comments below!