It was cold, rainy/sleet/snowy and windy today in the Chicago-land area, so I decided to make some soup today which I am going to bring as a starter to my lunches this week. Its loosely based on a Thai Noodle soup my sister made.
5 ounces chicken breast (I used ground chicken)
3 oz. baby carrots, which I pureed in my Magic Bullet
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups hot water
3 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta, broken into smaller pieces
splash of thai chili sauce
a little cumin
salt and black pepper
1/2 small onion
2 garlic cloves
I chopped up the garlic and onion in my magic bullet until it was all pureed. Pour that in a big soup pot to which I added about 2 tsp. of canola oil. Saute for a few minutes. Add the pureed carrot and ground chicken and cook chicken until it is no longer pink. Add the chicken broth, water, spices and uncooked angel hair pasta and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat and cook for about 25 minutes. I added a tsp. of grated Romano cheese on top and it was delish!
The soup didn’t look as pretty as it tasted, and I think the next time I make this, I will keep the ingredients in their normal state (chopped onions, chopped carrot, sliced chicken breasts to maybe make it look better?) Either way, I think it tasted great!
This batch of soup make 10 cups and each cup is only 59 calories, .5 fat and .25 fiber!
I went to the grocery store this afternoon and while shopping, I bought these great Italian cookies. You can find them in a lot of grocery stores, this is what the packaging looks like: Did you notice that each cookie is only 23 calories!
When you open up the box, this is how they are packaged.
So this was my starter of my ice cream sandwich.
I put a little over a tablespoon of real vanilla ice cream, drizzled some chocolate sauce on top.
And put the another cookie on top. They are very fragile, so it helps to have ice cream that is a little softened so you can smush it down a little
Another product I bought which I hadn’t seen before is Brownberry Brand double fiber bread. Each slice is 90 calories and 6 grams of fiber. So I’m thinkin for my lunch tomorrow I will have a cup of my soup, + a great sandwich! Has anyone tried this bread yet? I like making french toast, so that would be a great bread to make it with I’m sure!
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