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!

Sig

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Insecurity is the Ugly One, NOT You!

Without a doubt, I know that the saying “you are your worst critic” rings true. At least it does in my life. One of my biggest flaws is that I don’t have enough confidence in myself. Trust me, I’ve gotten A LOT better. I know for a fact that a lot of women AND men deal with insecurity in their lives, ehether it be in their personal or professional lives or both.

The truth is… you must remember that insecurity is the ugly one, NOT you! I love the quote by Steve Furtick, “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reels.” Stop comparing yourself to others! We all have different strengths and weaknesses and we all are beautiful in our own ways. You are not ordinary but I must tell you that you ARE one of a kind!photo

10 Ways to become more confident:

  1. Learn something new.
  2. Tell yourself how great you are. ( look in the mirror and say, “Good Morning Beautiful”)
  3. Hang around people who build you up, not bring you down.
  4. Be positive!
  5. Fake it till you make it– smile even if you don’t feel like it.
  6. Learn to take a compliment.
  7. Know your strengths and get stronger at them.
  8. Exercise and eat right.
  9. Don’t compare yourself to others.
  10. Go shopping. It’s no secret that you feel better about yourself when you feel like you’re looking good!

This song always makes me feel happy:

xoxo!

Sig