Healthy Garlic Chicken Soup

It’s that time of year again y’all. Holiday season! While it’s the most wonderful time of year, it’s not the most wonderful time of year for our waistline.  I don’t know about your office or school or place you work, but here at mine, this time of year is when people start shoveling in the doughnuts, chocolates, cakes, caramel covered popcorn, cookies…the list could go on and on!

This time of year you must find different foods to combat all of these evil lovable treats. Start eating more vegetables and fruits to keep you full! Find different recipes that will excite your tummy!  I just wanted to share a delish recipe that my friend Jessie from Fashion Life of Marlowe shared with me! ( Thanks Jessie! :D)

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Here’s what you’ll need:

3 medium ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
8 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 whole onion chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup parsley
4 cups water
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Here’s what you’ll do:

Step 1: Place the tomatoes in boiling water for about 1- 2 minutes. Remove from boiling water and start to peel the tomatoes. (Watch out, will be hot so place under cold water for a second, if you must.) Chop the tomatoes and set aside.

Step 2: Chop the onions and set aside.

Step 3: Mince Garlic and set aside.

Step 4: Heat the oil in a large pot. Add pieces of chicken, onions and garlic into pot and heat until chicken is lightly browned.

Step 5: Add parmesan cheese and cook over medium for 2 minutes.

Step 6: Add chopped tomatoes, spices and water and bring to a boil.

Step 7: After you have brought to a boil, lower the temperature a tad and let cook for 15 minutes.

Step 8: After 15 minutes, bring the temperature to medium and add eggs slowly.

Step 9: Cook over low heat for 5 minutes.

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When I say you’ll love this soup, I mean it! It’s now a staple in our house!

Happy Tuesday!

XoXo!

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Move on…

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They say that “when you fall off of a horse, you have to get back on.”  You may be scared, but you have to try again. Shake it off and let it go. Try it again. Don’t let your past mistakes ruin your future.  My goal is to focus on things that I CAN control and not what I can’t. I’m letting go of things that didn’t work out. Letting go takes effort and I’m on a mission to stay positive.

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We cannot change the past but we can change the future. We can’t change what happened yesterday or what we said a year ago. How great is it to know that we CAN change our actions of today, which will change our tomorrow. Move forward and keep pressing towards what you want in your life.  Remember that the pain is only temporary. Besides, you are SO much stronger than you think. If you are going through some rough times right now, you will get through this. Stay strong, gorgeous. God loves you and so do I!isaiah

P.S.– Sorry blog world that I have been MIA for the past month or so…wont happen again. Please forgive me! xoxo

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