Good Stuff: Popsicles, soup and red beans and rice

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frozen treat

Combining two iconic treats, Popsicle added Popsicle Tootsie Pops to its lineup in the summer of 2015. These frozen pops come in classic orange, cherry, and grape shells with a chewy, chocolatey center. Available in 16-count boxes for $3.99 at major supermarkets and retailers.

Good soybean soup

In the mood for chicken noodle soup on a cold winter’s day, but looking for a healthy alternative? Explore Cuisine has introduced a vegetarian soybean soup (vegetable, vegetarian beef or vegetarian chicken flavor) that allows you to control your own sodium levels with the mix. It also provides nearly 50 percent of the daily recommended protein requirement and 11 grams of fiber. A pack of six is $12. Available at

Good rice dishes

Zatarain’s now offers some of their favorites in single-serve cups. Just add a little water to the Jambalya Mix, Red Beans and Rice, Dirty Rice Mix or Black Beans and Rice cup and a quick meal will be ready in under four minutes. Available in major retailers for $1.49 per pack.

Compiled by Steve Pardo