Snack foods can run the gamut from sugary "empty" calories to worthwhile mini-meals. If you make smart choices at the grocery store, keep portions small and know when to stop, snacks can certainly have a place in a healthful diet.
Soup is a traditional first course, but also a fine meal itself or with a salad or sandwich. But nutritionally, not all soups are created equal. Supermarket soups range from low-fat, low-calorie broths to fat-laden bisques. And most are high in sodium.