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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Monday Motivation

Good evening ladies and gents, coming to you live from Lauren’s writing desk. (OK, that was way too cheesy) Monday, Monday, Monday…the day that most people dread the most. Don’t worry, I do too. Especially days like today in my neck of the woods…rainy, dreary, and yucky. Tonight, I celebrated this Monday being over with a glass of my favorite, champagne…I even added a few raspberries.photo 1

Monday is a day of beginnings. It’s a day to start fresh! Let’s start the week off on a positive note. I must admit, I did not do my afternoon exercise, BUT I did go to the grocery store and i’ve stocked up for this weeks essentials. I’ve got some clothes in the washing machine and put my exercise clothes out for the morning. I’ve got my alarms set because I am determined to wake up and do at least a 30 minute exercise.

Here is a little motivation to get your week started off right ( All are courtesy of pintrest, of course):

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Have a GREAT week!

XOXO!

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