Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Super" chicken soup

I threw together a pot of my superfood chicken soup to combat some hella bad sinus issues I'm battling right now.


1 bone in chicken, quartered and skin removed
Bay leaf
Chicken bouillon cubes
Vegetables: cubed sweet potatoes, onions, kale, carrots, celery
1can of diced tomatoes
Garlic powder

I cooked the chicken in the crock pot with bay leaf, water, and bouillon.

When I got home, I removed the chicken to be deboned, then strained the broth through a coffee filter lined sieve to remove the ookies. Return to crock pot, and add your veggies and tomatos. Debone the chicken than as back to pot. Cook until the sweet potato's are tender. Season to taste.

Why is this "super" ? Because the veggies that you choose should have super food value.

Cooked tomatoes= lycopene, which can help prevent certain cancers

Kale=calcium, vitamins A, C, and K, and tons of other nutrients.

Carrots=cooked carrots are a great source of beta carotene and antioxidants.

Celery= anti-inflammatories, flavinoids, and fiber

Onions=potassium, folate, and vitamin C

Chicken= scientific studies have shown that chicken broth (made from real chicken) can be an anti- inflammatory, as well as supply electrolytes.

So there you go... All veggies and protien, no wasted calories on noodles, and tons of healthy benefits.


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