Quick and Easy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blah, blah, blah, and blah! That is how I feel today. I am stuck at home with a cold that I have been fighting for a few days now. I am one of those people that catches colds very easily. All you have to do is look at me and I have a cold. Ha, ha! The good news is that I feel way better than yesterday, maybe MF is helping me get better (the miracle working plan that it is) because normally I would have a cold for weeks and not days! I better not jinx myself. Knock on wood. I still stuck to the plan by using sugar free Robitussin although I did have NyQuil at night to help me sleep which has sugar in it. Another bit of good news is that the 5 lbs I gained over the weekend... yeah I totally went off plan, I lost 4.2 lbs of it! So I am one happy girl today. Hopefully, by weigh-in on Monday I will have a loss and not a gain! Yay! It may have been easier for me to lose the 4.2 lbs in a few days because I'm not really hungry since I'm sick but today I have a bit more of an appetite which I need to finish this soup I am about to share with you!

This is really a chicken noodle soup recipe I used to make all the time when I was sick or just for hubby simply because he loves it. I left out the egg noodles and changed out the veggies but it is still good! I used zucchini, squash, and green beans, but you can use whatever veggies you like. I just had to use up my squash before it goes bad on me. I have a bad habit of forgetting about my veggies in the fridge. I will say that this soup is sooooo much for one serving. You really need to divide the soup into 2 servings and eat it twice in a day. It makes alota soup! I used a low sodium chicken broth so the sodium isn't as bad as what it could be. It still falls below the maximum amount we are allowed to have. I also ran out of Basil so I used a 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning instead of the basil and oregano. Enjoy the soup! Remember, you don't have to save this soup for when you are sick like me! It is also good on a cold day!

Quick and Easy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

6 oz chicken breasts, cooked and chopped (1 Lean)
1/2 cup yellow squash, cubed  (1 Green)
1/2 cup zucchini, cubed (1 Green)
1/2 cup green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces and cooked (1 Green)
2 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium and fat free (2 Condiments)
1/4 tsp oregano leaves (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 tsp basil leaves (1/4 Condiment)
Dash of pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.

1 Complete Lean and Green Meal with 2-3/4 Condiments

* I cooked my chicken in 1 tsp of olive oil for 1 healthy fat required.

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