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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Skinny Chicken Salad

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One of my FAVORITE things to eat is chicken salad. I could sit there and eat it for every meal. One of my most loved brands of chicken salad is from COSTCO. It’s called Cape Cod Chicken Salad. I seriously dream about this BUT when I saw that it has 22 grams of fat in it for 2/3 of a cup, my heart sank a little bit. I’m not saying I won’t indulge in this every once in a while because like I said I’m utterly obsessed with it. Everything is ok in moderation, right?chicken

I have been dying to figure out ways to recreate my favorite chicken salad and while it’s not EXACTLY the same, it’s just as yummy and A LOT better on the waistline.

 Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 & ½  boiled skinless, boneless chicken breasts – Simply cut the chicken up in little cubes or shred it.
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped ( feel free to use 2 stalks, I’m just not a huge fan of celery)
  • ¼ Cup red onion, chopped
  • 2/3  cup red seedless grapes, quartered
  • ½  cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ Cup of unsalted pecans
  • 1 ½  tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp  ground black pepper
  •  sea salt to taste
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds ( optional)

Here’s what you’ll do:

Mix all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Let sit for at least a couple of hours before indulging. It taste better after sitting for a little while. Enjoy!

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Yummy!

XOXO!

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