chicken noodle soup…extra goodies, please :)

TGIF!

I am “off” today, doing work for my business, working on the RD Q&A for the blog, running…and getting my hair done 😀 Unfortunately, there will be some tidying of the house and laundry in there, too. I love to cook (obviously), but I’m not so keen on other domestic duties like vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing anything, laundry, dishes…and the list goes on and on and on and on…

And I do believe I am married to the only man that would rather I rid of all dust, dirt, and grime rather than put a good meal on the table each night. Mr. Prevention, I think those priorities need some readjusting! Just saying…

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In light of the chilly weather here in Ohio I was craving my ultimate comfort food: chicken noodle soup! I love the stuff, but it always leaves me wanting more noodles, chicken, celery, and carrots…you know, the GOODIES!

Chicken Noodle Soup à la Prevention RD

8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 whole carrots, peeled and copped
3 large celery stalks, chopped
2 cups egg noodles, dry
12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

Cook chicken by boiling in water, grilling, or baking.

In a large pot, simmer broth. Add carrots and celery. Simmer for 5-6 minutes.

Add noodles, chicken, salt, and pepper. Simmer until noodles are cooked. Cool slightly and serve. Yield: 6 servings (about 1 2/3 cups each)

Nutrition Information (per serving): 150 calories; 1.3 g. fat; 47 mg. cholesterol; 244 mg. sodium; 15.3 g. carbohydrate; 2.2 g. fiber; 17.2 g. protein

Result: Campbell’s can’t hold a candle to this jazzed up chicken noodle soup recipe. Not only is this soup delicious, comforting, and nutritious…but it’s so easy!! This is a 20-minute meal…even less if the chicken is cooked ahead of time. This recipe is also low in sodium unlike most soups. It is also very low in fat and contains a substantial amount of protein and is thus very filling, especially for a mere 150 calories! Enjoy! 😀

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Trivia Question: Italy leads the world in pasta consumption with 61.7 pounds eaten per person per year. What country is second?

If someone knows or guesses this answer, I will be SUPER impressed!

Be sure to stop by next week! Mr. Prevention’s 5 Hour Energy post will be coming, as will the RD Q&A -and- I will post answers to the questions you all sent for a Q&A. Busy, busy fun!

Have a SUPER weekend,


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20 Comments

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20 responses to “chicken noodle soup…extra goodies, please :)

  1. Is it….China?? I don’t know, I’m thinking Lo Mein noodles. hehe.
    Or maybe it’s America??

    Enjoy your day off today! I’ll be at work having a crazy day. Fridays tend to be wild.
    Hope you get all of the cleaning done for good ol’ Mark! haha, that’s funny. Nick is the opposite and could care less about dust and grime, but if his clothes are folded wrong, watch out!

  2. Nothing can ever top good ol’ chicken noodle soup–homemade of course 🙂

  3. Hmmm I’m thinking China, Korea, or Japan….something about Yummy Pho, and noodle bowls. Speaking of which THAT is a recipe I want to see you make! MMMMMM PHO!!!!

  4. Great recipe, Nicole! I love soup this time of year, and your chicken noodle soup is going on my list.

    I’d say a country somewhere in Asia, for sure. Let’s go with China :).

  5. That soup makes me feel warm and cozy inside. Much better than sodium filled Campbells. Have fun getting your hair done!

  6. I would guess somewhere in Asia. I’ll throw Thailand out there just to be random…

  7. I’m thinking Asia somewhere as well….I can’t decide where though. Thailand?

  8. I have been dealing with This cold all week and this chicken noodle soup sounds right up my alley. Have a great weekend Nicole.

  9. China! Didn’t they invent pasta?

    Yummy soup! Perfect for the gross weather we’ve been having!

  10. I am going to go with China, since the they invented pasta in the first place! 🙂

    Your soup would go great with the mulitgrain bread I baked yesterday ( recipe on my blog!) lol Soup and homemade bread are a natural pair up!

  11. I would much rather cook than clean. Anyday. And so I am definitely going to have to find a husband who will clean up after me 😛

    That soup looks glorious! I’m gonna guess either China or Japan as the next largest noodle consumer. Definitely somewhere in Asia!

  12. I’ve got to make chicken noodle soup soon, you convinced me. It’s just too easy!

    Hmm… it’s got to be somewhere in Asia.

  13. Thailand was the first country to pop in my mind!

  14. Total random guess, but USA? I doubt it’s right but had to throw it out there.

    I love your simple and comforting soup. Just what I need on a chilly day. I think it’s going to pour here soon so I’ll need something warm.

  15. I’m thinking Switzerland or Venezuela. Not really sure. I am sure that I put away the pasta like nobodies business!

    One of my favorite things to add to chicken noodle soup is dumplings. My mom used to do this when I was little and I loved it.

  16. have a good weekend! Stay warm!

    I wrote a post that I would love for you to read! I would love to get your opinion as an RD!

  17. Chicken noodle soup is delicious! YUMMY

    Did I ever tell you that my husband is from Dayton? I feel like mentioned it, but not sure! 😀

  18. Pasta, I’ll have to guess USA! 😛 No idea, but regular old noodles don’t count in this poll right? (Cuz Asians eat alot of that!)

    Love chicken noodle soup, but i hate buying chicken broth from the store….they way overprice it!

  19. Homemade chicken soup is just the best – so comforting and healthy too. Yours looks slurp worthy 🙂

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