Hey hey hey everyone! Its been a while, I haven’t been on here since 2018. We are now in 2019 and I am back! I hope everyone’s holidays were great and you spent time with your loved ones. I know its the beginning of the year and it is probably still hectic but I hope it will get better! Lately, I’ve been struggling with time and also writing posts lately. I have been doing a lot of work on my own so writing posts and editing can be a bit crazy for me. But I am here to share a recipe with you while it is still cold outside. I have been eating so much soup and chili and honestly it is definitely great if you want to lose inches off your waist. The broth from the soup really makes you fuller than usual, and the protein from the beans in the chili makes it a meatless soup which aids in weight loss too. These have been my go-to because it is super easy and you just mix it all up in one pot. It came to a  point where I am actually getting soup and chili’d out!!! Ready for different foods lol. I’ve also been trying to make two meals for the week and one meal being a meatless meal. This has seemed to work for me! Healthy eating is still on the agenda and will never change but I wanted to take it up a notch to see if I see major results.

Okay I am done rambling. This soup was easy and didn’t require expensive ingredients either. It lasted quite a while especially if you are using measuring cups to measure your serving size. This will fill you up so maybe 1 1/4 cup of soup would be great for one serving! When purchasing the tortellini’s I was kind of concerned about the calories and carbohydrates in the noodles but it wasn’t that bad. You can either purchase it frozen or cold in the produce section. They are typically in a plastic container. I bought it in the produce section. It seemed like it covered way more than what the recipe called for. Here is what you will need…

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast

3 medium carrots diced

3 stalks of celery diced

1 medium onion diced

3 cloves garlic minced

6 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 cup water

2 bay leaves

1 tsp Italian seasoning

2 cups cheese tortellini

Chopped parsley for serving

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker at once, except the tortellini.
  2. Cook on low for about 4-6 hours.
  3. Remove cooked chicken and shred/rake it and add it back to the slow cooker.
  4. Add in the tortellini and cook for about 15 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste to perfection. Discard bay leaves and immediately serve with chopped parsley.

SUPER EASY RIGHT? I love when the instructions say place all ingredients in pot! Lol. Simple but healthy, cheap, and good! I hope you guys make this soon. Very great for a snow day or a relaxed weekend. You will not spend a lot of money on ingredients. Let me know how this works for you! Enjoy!

KIONA XO

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