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Creamless Broccoli Cheese Soup in the Crock Pot

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food

This is more of a slam bam recipe than accuracy. Just kind go with it.

 Ingredients:

3 skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts (fresh, not frozen or cooked)

2 cups of frozen broccoli (Next time I would up this to 3 cups for more broccoli taste)

4 cups of low sodium chicken broth

2 cups of partially cooked butternut squash cubes

4-6 oz of cheese curds

2 cups of grated low fat Mexican cheese

2 tablespoons of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons of corn starch

Here is how I threw it together/Directions:

Spray bottom of crock pot with nonfat cooking spray.

Place chicken in bottom of crock pot.

Pour in broccoli.

Cover with chicken broth.

Stir in 1/2 of cheese curds, garlic and salt and pepper for taste.

Place crock pot on HIGH for 2 hours.

Keep stirring about every hour.

After 1 hour add cup of grated cheese and rest of curds.

At 4 hour mark, take out chicken and shred with fork.

Reduce heat on crock pot to LOW.

While chicken is out, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch. Once mixed with no lumps, slowly pour into soup while mixing with beaters on low. This will cause soup to thicken.

Add chicken back to soup and add one more cup of cheese.

Mix all together and let sit on for 1 more hour on LOW.

The consistency reminds of me chicken verde but more orange than green.

After total of approximately 4.5 hours, serve and enjoy.

Soup and Salad are your friend, right? Wrong!

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Food

Soup and salad are everyone’s “go to” healthy food, not necessarily. Just because you are ordering or eating a soup or salad, you are not being “healthy”. Some salads are over 800 calories when you add dressing, bacon, avocado, cheese, croutons and fried chicken. Soup is a great warming healthy food, only if you read the package or know what is in it. Look at these soups next time you are out or shopping. Remember cream, butter, half and half and anything rich are going to kill your “healthy” choice.

What to do with that leftover turkey?

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 in Food

How much turkey salad, turkey chili and turkey leftovers can you eat? Here are some recipes for that leftover turkey that is new and different. (more…)

Favorite Rainy/Snowy Day Comfort Foods

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Here are some of my favorite recipes when the “weather outside is frightful”. They all have the same “theme” Mexican soup! Oh well, enjoy!!

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Weekly Tips for August 23, 2011

Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 in Uncategorized

Summer 2011 is quickly coming to a close, and we are not ready for it to be over. As we are getting ready for back to school, we wanted to know “What are you doing?”  Most moms did their back to school clothes shopping, new lunchboxes, new backpack and shoes, along with massive school supplies in early August.  When did RockIt Mom get those chores done? Still waiting for the time to do it!  We wanted to get the most of our vacation as we could, so that required ignoring the shopping.  Tonight, we were out of milk and lunchbox food, so that required grocery shopping at 9pm, the night before school! Oh well, we had lots of fun at the pool, soccer, minature golf, bike riding and beach.   Always trying to put 10 lbs of fun in a 5 lbs bag. (more…)

Summer Corn and White Bean Soup

Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 in Food

What?! Soup in August? Yes, here is a great summer recipe.  It can get cool at night, especially on the West Coast.  Try it out or save it for when your area cools down.

This quick, fiber-packed soup is a terrific way to use fresh corn. Add a slight kick with a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers just before serving. (more…)

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 in Food

Light cheese and a flour-and-milk mixture keep this soup creamy but surprisingly low in fat. Make a batch and reheat throughout the week for effortless and satisfying meals.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked quick-cooking wild rice

Cooking spray

1 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 cups cubed peeled baking potato

3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk (alternative: Almond milk)

1/3 cup all-purpose flour (alternative: Wheat flour)

10 ounce light processed cheese, cubed (such as Velveeta Light)

2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth and potato; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until potato is tender.

Combine milk and flour, stirring well with a whisk. Add the milk mixture to potato mixture; cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in rice, chicken, pepper, and salt. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories:280 (23% from fat)

Fat:7g (sat 4g,mono 1g,poly 0.5g)

Protein:24.9g

Carbohydrate:28.7g

Fiber:1.6g

Cholesterol:52mg

Iron:1.1mg

Sodium:879mg

Calcium:329mg

Suggestion: Sprinkle the delicious flax seed blend FitFlax on top of the soup. It’s a healthy flax seed blend that adds a nice nutty taste and texture to food. It’s low cal and low carb, loaded with fiber and Omega 3′s and helps with weight loss.