I just recently realized how much our eating habits are tied in to our environment. We usually eat pretty healthy. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ve seen many of the salads that I ate this summer. Heat = I don’t want to cook. So I end up eating a salad every day during the summer.
I’ve been craving soup for at least a month. But it’s just been sooooooo HOT here in Northern California! I’ve made two pots of soup so far. Both times I had to turn on the ac when I started cooking.
But yesterday was different… it felt cooler… could it be…. it is….. FALL?
I kept hearing rumors of rain. But when I looked up the forecast it only said 20%. I’ll take it.
Now to decide what soup to cook. Well, here’s the other story to how we eat with our environment. Last weekend we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving since Mark was here with us and missing turkey and stuffing with his family. Then we had some friends over to watch the baseball playoffs which meant hot dogs, chips, salsa, Cracker Jacks, and more. THEN a ginormous New York strip steak during a Monday Night Football party. What were we thinking?
That gave me the answer… I’m making “Diet” Soup!
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I got this recipe a few years ago when I was working in the doctor’s office. Several of the girls were following the popular fad diet of only eating soup. I started with that recipe but made changes to fit our tastes. And I do eat other food besides soup… I can only handle one bowl a day.
Our Autumn Diet Soup Recipe
1 onion, chopped
1/2 bunch celery, chopped
2 T olive oil
2-3 carrots, chopped, sliced, or grated
14 oz bag frozen sliced red, green, & yellow bell peppers
14 oz bag frozen green beans
1/2 – 14 oz bag frozen edemame
14 oz can tomatoes (diced or with green chiles)
2-3 potatoes, chopped (optional)
3 chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 quart chicken broth
2 cups water
Saute the onion and celery in the olive oil.
Throw everything else in the pot and bring to a boil.
Turn down to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.
Remove chicken, shred, and return.
If you love soup as much as we do, try these other recipes, too!
- Meatball Minestrone Recipe
- Turkey Taco Soup Recipe
- Loaded Potato Soup Recipe, from MyRecipes.com
- Tortilla Meatball Soup Recipe, also from MyRecipes.com
- Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe with Rice
Hope you enjoyed my diet soup recipe! Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite soup is.
‘Til the next pot of soup,