Saturday, November 20, 2010

I Believe. . .

We have a responsibility to take care of our bodies.

Eat a healthy well balanced diet.
Exercise regularly.
Eat variety.

Healthy Habits for Life. 

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Image by: Taste of Home

This recipe comes from a Taste of Home cookbook.  It was simple to make and so DELICIOUS!  We did not have any left over!  
(Thanks for the cookbook Kimmie!)  

Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups Progresso ® Chicken Broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips, optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Top servings with cheese and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth and reduced-fat cheese; calculated without tortilla chips) equals 183 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our Menu, Breakfast, and Snacks

Breakfast:  I have added breakfast to my menus.  Why?  Every night when I tuck one of my kids in bed he asks me what we are having for breakfast the next morning.  I usually have no idea.  My kids also told me, "Mom, you don't need help saving dinner, you already do that.  You need help with breakfast." (can you tell that they are not fans of cereal?)   So there you go.  I now plan breakfast.  To make it easy we have the same theme on the same day: Monday- Muffin Day, Tuesday- Egg Day. . .
They like to have something to look forward to and I like to have a plan.  

Snacks:   Each school day the kids take a snack to school with them.  It saves a lot of morning discussions when we have already decided what the "snack of the day" is.  

Monday, November 1, 2010

Yummy Food

One of these days I will post some recipes. . .
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