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January 05 2012 @ 05:06 pm
Chicken Noodle Soup: Something Healthy for the New Year?  

After all the junk food, rich food and fattening food of the holidays; now, I just want something healthy. So I shuffle through my recipes looking for something that wouldn’t send my body into sugar shock (anymore than it already is). Vegetables? Does anyone really just eat vegetables? (Note: I like vegetables when they don’t taste like vegetables.)

Apparently, all my recipes are lacking the healthy component. Darn. Well, everyone knows that Chicken Noodle Soup is healthy, of a fashion. Plus it is cold, somewhere – why is it 70F in January in the mountains? Where is all the snow?

Anyways, chicken noodles soup will at least make you feel like you are eating healthier than you have been. Thank goodness.

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 8 hours
total time: 8 hours 10 minutes
serves: 4

What You’ll Need:
1 lb chicken thighs
1 cup carrots chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tbs onion
1 garlic clove
2 celery stalks
1 carton chicken broth (32 oz)
2 cups egg noodles (for a healthy option try the vegetable noodles)

Mix Up the Goodness:
1. Place chicken, carrots, salt, thyme, pepper, bay leaf, onion, garlic, celery, and broth, in that order, into slow cooker. (I like a pinch of oregano too.)
2. Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours. With a fork shred up the chicken.
3. Stir in noodles, increase heat and cook 20 min.
4. Serve

Great with butter rolls – WAIT that isn’t healthy at all. Oh well.

Yeah I know it isn't Tuesday but with all the three day weekends, I keep forgetting.
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Angelserenitysangel on January 6th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Love chicken soup, so warming and yummy.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Beeker Ah hasireesanwar on January 6th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Right? And for me when I eat a bowl of soup I feel so full. I like that about warm liquids. You get full fast so you aren't eating too much. Which I do... far too often.
Angelserenitysangel on January 7th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
I know what you mean!
turple_purtleturple_purtle on January 6th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)

I'd eat a lot more veggies if they tasted like chocolate. LOL I think they should start engineering that.
Jill aka Jo: XF: Scully Fact Logic Reasonsireesanwar on January 6th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
So would I! I mean with all the technology at our disposal why haven't they made this possible? *lol*

Though I think if they did they'd be so far removed from being healthy there would be little point. Ah well. It's a thought.
tracyj23tracyj23 on January 6th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
It's supposed to be really cold here too. Yesterday it was 8 Celsius (about 46 F) which is simply nuts for this time of year. It rained yesterday and washed away what little snow we had though it is cooler today (still only -3) and the rain has turned back to snow. What is with winter this year?

I love chicken soup. Thanks for giving me another recipe to try.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Thumper adorable my middle namesireesanwar on January 6th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know. Our winter has been so strange. It was in the low 50s F for a while (10s C). We actually thought it was going to be winter but then Christmas hit and the temp is going back to Spring. We've got flowers blooming.

The only thing is it drops below freezing at night which isn't typical for the daytime weather.

I do too. I hope you like it.