I am “off” today, doing work for my business, working on the RD Q&A for the blog, running…and getting my hair done 😀 Unfortunately, there will be some tidying of the house and laundry in there, too. I love to cook (obviously), but I’m not so keen on other domestic duties like vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing anything, laundry, dishes…and the list goes on and on and on and on…
And I do believe I am married to the only man that would rather I rid of all dust, dirt, and grime rather than put a good meal on the table each night. Mr. Prevention, I think those priorities need some readjusting! Just saying…
In light of the chilly weather here in Ohio I was craving my ultimate comfort food: chicken noodle soup! I love the stuff, but it always leaves me wanting more noodles, chicken, celery, and carrots…you know, the GOODIES!
Chicken Noodle Soup à la Prevention RD
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 whole carrots, peeled and copped
3 large celery stalks, chopped
2 cups egg noodles, dry
12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Cook chicken by boiling in water, grilling, or baking.
In a large pot, simmer broth. Add carrots and celery. Simmer for 5-6 minutes.
Add noodles, chicken, salt, and pepper. Simmer until noodles are cooked. Cool slightly and serve. Yield: 6 servings (about 1 2/3 cups each)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 150 calories; 1.3 g. fat; 47 mg. cholesterol; 244 mg. sodium; 15.3 g. carbohydrate; 2.2 g. fiber; 17.2 g. protein
Result: Campbell’s can’t hold a candle to this jazzed up chicken noodle soup recipe. Not only is this soup delicious, comforting, and nutritious…but it’s so easy!! This is a 20-minute meal…even less if the chicken is cooked ahead of time. This recipe is also low in sodium unlike most soups. It is also very low in fat and contains a substantial amount of protein and is thus very filling, especially for a mere 150 calories! Enjoy! 😀
Trivia Question: Italy leads the world in pasta consumption with 61.7 pounds eaten per person per year. What country is second?
If someone knows or guesses this answer, I will be SUPER impressed!
Be sure to stop by next week! Mr. Prevention’s 5 Hour Energy post will be coming, as will the RD Q&A -and- I will post answers to the questions you all sent for a Q&A. Busy, busy fun!
Have a SUPER weekend,