Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Another rainy day here which means low motivation today and who wants to cook dinner when it's like this out, all I want to do is curl up on the couch and enjoy a good book or watch an old movie with the kids!

For those of you that read my post on Healthy Eating you might of read about the the low sodium bouillon bases or explored the Epicure website and found some recipes.  I'm sharing the chicken noodle soup recipe I use, it is just as fast as opening a can and heating it up but you save a lot of sodium and it's a homemade meal!!

Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup
 
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A low sodium chicken noodle soup that makes a great homemade meal on a rainy day!
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 6 cups prepared Epicure's Chicken Bouillon = 6tsp bouillon to 6cups water
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup pasta - broken noodles, curly noodles, homemade noodles
  • 2 Tbsp Epicure's 3 Onion Dip Mix
  • 1 cup cubed, cooked chicken - or leftover chicken just shred it
  • 1 Tbsp Epicure’s Seasoning for Cheese, Chives & Bacon Dip – optional but delish
  • Epicure's Sea Salt, to taste
  • Epicure's Black Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring Chicken Bouillon to a boil.
  2. Add celery, carrots and noodles. Simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add 3 Onion Dip Mix, chicken, and Seasoning for Cheese, Chives & Bacon Dip.
  4. Season with Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Return to a boil and serve immediately with a butter bun, grilled cheese, or crackers!
Notes
Costs under $2 a serving with only 230 mg of sodium!!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 cups Calories: 170 Fat: 1 g Saturated fat: .3 g Carbohydrates: 18 g Sugar: 7 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 23 g Cholesterol: 10 mg

For those of you that don't know a can of Chicken Noodle Soup usually has a serving size on the label of 1/2 cup so to compare to this recipe you need to multiply that by three, wow!  The soup I used to buy had 890 mg/.5 cup so that's 2670 mg of sodium, scary.  Not saying out of the can isn't delicious but when you start reading the labels it is an eye opener.  According to the Mayo Clinic “the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day — or 1,500 mg if you're age 51 or older, or if you are black, or if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease” now you can really say crazy!

I hope you're enjoying your Saturday and the rain isn't keep you indoors!  If you have any great tips on homemade meals or how to cut the sodium in your diet, I'd love to hear from you.

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4 Comments

    • It is and if you can’t get epicure I’m sure there are other substitutes you can use, just can’t guarantee the sodium content. I was actually shocked when I looked closer at the contents of the soup, who would of thought?!

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