21 January 2017

Healthy Soup Options #SoupSwappers

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Our resolutions are freshly made, but you might find yourself starting to slide a bit, the salads are getting monotonous and you long for something comforting to eat.  A group of bloggers have banded together to give you some healthy soup options that will leave you feeling satisfied and happy.



You might remember that our group, The Secret Recipe Club, disbanded a while back.  I am happy to say that one of our group, Wendy Klik, of A Day in the Life on the Farm  rallied us together and we have started a new group called Soup Saturday Swappers.  You can find us on Facebook if you are a food blogger and want to join us!

The herbs I used were the ones I harvested and froze for occasions just like this.  My herb garden provides me so much pleasure in the summer, and when I harvest and use them in the winter, even more so!  This herb mixture is basil, oregano and thyme.

We also used my husband's homemade chicken stock.  Each time he roasts a chicken, I am having him make stock.  It was over the top delicious.

I'm planning my herb garden for this spring.  It is going to be huge and so much fun!

My soup was inspired by a recipe I saw at Kitchen Cents posted by my friend, Rachel.  Her soup is fantastic, all I did was reduce the fat (no herbed butter) add some of my own personality to it!  I hope you will enjoy it and make it soon.



Chicken with Gnocchi Soup

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
  • 4 c homemade chicken broth
  • 2 c water
  • 4 T minced herbs (basil, thyme, oregano or parsley)
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 pkg potato gnocchi
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Bring water and chicken broth to a boil. Add carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Add chicken, herbs, lemon juice, and gnocchi. Cook until gnocchi rises to the top, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve.
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26 comments :

  1. Home made soup is always delicious isn't it!

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  2. Ohhh...that sounds good and there is nothing like herbs that don't come all dried in a bottle. And there is nothing in the world like homemade stock. Happy weekend to you- xoDiana

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  3. it is a very healthy soup.. and easy to make..

    Thanks a lot for your sweet comment..

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  4. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog. So glad I found yours. I didn't know about this whole soup group! I've been making more soups this winter, only they haven't all been healthy. Yesterday I made the equivalent to Panera's broccoli cheddar. Yum! But not so healthy with the butter and cream... I used to be into our Master Gardening association and my specialty was herbs! I couldn't get enough. I went to herb farms any chance I got, even when we were on vacation. Took classes, taught classes, etc. Now it seems like there aren't many herb farms around. I miss them. We've been building a house, on our own, for about six years now, so my hobbies have gone to the way side. I'm starting to make a come-back, slowly. I planted my first little herb garden last year. Nice to meet you!

    Cindy

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  5. Terri, once again, I love your linkup. I really love homemade soup and this is a great page for some good recipes to try. Might get me out of my chicken noodle soup rut.

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  6. Those soups look fantastic. I am not normally a soup person, but there is so much texture in there it seems like it could be an entire meal. I like!

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  7. Lovely soup....homegrown and homemade always taste better.

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  8. I love eating soups during the Winter! I can make a big batch and quickly reheat during the week. But I am always looking for lighter options that don't pack on the pounds!

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  9. Being able to harvest and freeze herbs for the winter is wonderful and homemade chicken stock...this must be over the top with flavor!

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  10. A lot of people really love soup in the winter. My husband loves soup but I don't care for it much.

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  11. Love the way you save your herbs! This soup is so quick and sounds delicious!

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  12. These soups look so good!! I love soup in the winter time, perfect for warming up after a cold day!

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  13. We have become big soup fans this winter! And I just realized how much my toddler loves gnocchi! YUM! This one sounds delicious!

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  14. I love chicken and gnocchi soup, but have always made a creamy version - love that this is healthified a bit!

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  15. There is nothing like home made soup with your own herbs and stock. Love the gnocchi addition.

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  16. Hey Terri! I'm so happy you found my recipe inspiring! Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is the best. You're take on it looks delicious too!

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  17. Oh yum! I love a bowl of soup in cold weather (especially gnocchi) so this is perfect!

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  18. I love Gnocchi soup and chicken is my favorite meat. These are all perfect for warming up with during a cold New York City winter night.

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  19. I can't wait to try this! I love soups and keep looking for easy recipes and options for lunch ! This looks like a great idea especially during this season!

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  20. Oh how I love the many soup options. I love homemade soups and really want to start making more and different soups. I tend to always make the same ones over and over and could use a little variety in my life! - Jeanine

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  21. What a great sounding soup! I'm definitely sick of salads so this soup sounds perfect. I hope to try it soon :)

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  22. I'm certainly going to have to try this. I'm pinning this for later so I remember. Looks delicious!

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  23. Ohhh...this sounds lovely! I really need to make a gnocchi soup!

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  24. Love gnocchi. Have made it a few times and sometimes it turns out, others not. Guess you have to hold your mouth right. I agree about the importance of a handily located herb garden.

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