Monday, October 15, 2012

Food Prep Sunday and Chicken Pot Pie Soup!

Yesterday's food prep was a fun one!  The girls in my Food Tracking Accountability group on Facebook all rallied together and we prepped a lot of yummy things.  I know these girls will appreciate their hard work when they are looking for something to eat this week.  No Taco Bell runs needed! It's all right in your fridge, ready to eat.  That's the simple beauty of a few dedicated hours in your kitchen on Sunday.

I prepped a few of my usual favorites:  2 loaves of Aunt Tilda's Brown Bread, hard boiled eggs, Asian Chicken Slaw Salads, lots of chopped fruits and veggies, Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes and Easy Broccoli and Pasta for the kiddos.  I tried one new recipe, from Skinnytaste (my fav lately!) and I tasted a little bit yesterday and it was the definition of Fall comfort food.  I prepped 8 servings for lunches and dinners. I love how excited I feel about my food after my prep work on Sunday!

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

1/4 cup flour (to make gluten-free use 2 tbsp cornstarch instead)
2 cups water
4 cups fat free milk
1 large celery stalk, chopped
1/2 medium chopped onion
8 oz sliced baby portabella mushrooms
2 chicken bouillons
fresh ground pepper
pinch of thyme
10 oz frozen classic mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, corn)
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed small
16 oz cooked chicken breast, diced small

Create a slurry by combining 1/2 cup of the cold water with flour in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended. Set aside.

Pour remaining water and milk into a large pot and slowly bring to a boil. Add celery, onion, mushrooms, chicken bullion, thyme, fresh pepper, frozen vegetables and return to a boil. Partially cover and simmer on low until vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes. Remove lid, add potatoes and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chicken, and slowly whisk in slurry, stirring well as you add. Cook another 2-3 minutes, until soup thickens, adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Here's a 
link to the recipe on Skinnytaste.  Enjoy! 

Have a great week!!!

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