Ain't Yo Momma"s Chicken Noodle Soup

Ain't Yo Momma's Chicken Noodle Soup


3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - cubed
1 cup chopped baby carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 medium onion chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup red potatoes cubed
2-3 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
1.5 c whole wheat noodles
8 cups chicken broth (2 boxes of broth)
2 cups water
2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Chop all vegetables and salt and pepper them. Set aside.

Heat a large heavy bottomed soup pot. Add the olive oil. Chop the raw chicken breast and add to pot. Brown the chicken until cooked through. Takes about 6-7 minutes. Add the veggies. Stir until the veggies start to soften. Takes about 5 minutes. Grate the garlic into the pot and stir. Add the chicken broth/stock and the water. Mix well and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Add noodles and chopped parsley. Soup is ready to serve when noodles are cooked through.

This recipe is quick, easy and tastes like it cooked ALL DAY.

Yields about 8 servings.

Calories per bowl....205!

Enjoy! This is my family's favorite!

Grape Salad

I found this picture on Google Images.
Mine looks a little different because I mix the sauce over the grapes.

Grape Salad:

3 Cups Red Seedless Grapes
3 Cups White Seedless Grapes
1 8oz block softened Philly Cream Cheese 1/3 Less Calories
1 Cup light sour cream
1/2 Cup Splenda sugar substitute
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts

Clean all the grapes and remove all stem pieces. Set aside.

Cream together softened cream cheese, sugar substitute and sour cream until smooth and creamy. Pour sauce over the grapes and mix well. Pour into a 13X9X2 glass dish and top with nuts. Refrigerate. Serves 12.

Calories per serving: 156

If you are anything like me, a sweet tooth can be your nemesis. It's mine! This salad is a sweet treat! Great for spring and summer refreshment. Enjoy!


My Exercise Playlist ~ Part 2

Working out can get boring. Especially when I spend a LOT of time on my elliptical. I also get tired of listening to the same old songs over and over and over. So I am constantly switching them up. I listen to an odd assortment of music. Part 1 to my Playlist is over at my blog if you want to see it. I hope you see a few songs that motivate you to get your butt up and moving!

  1. Justin Timberlake featuring JD Wayne Williams - Sexy Back

  2. Pink - This Is How It Goes Down

  3. 3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me

  4. Sean Kingston - Fire Burning

  5. Pitbull - I Know You Want Me

  6. Katy Perry - Waking Up In Vegas

  7. Trapt - Headstrong

  8. Britney Spears - 3

  9. Three 6 Mafia - Lolli Lolli

  10. Skillet - Awake And Alive

  11. Nickelback - Shakin' Hands

  12. Uncle Kracker - Hot Mess

  13. Simple Plan - Welcome To My Life

  14. Iyaz - Replay

  15. Train - Hey, Soul Sister

  16. Baby Bash featuring T-Pain - Cyclone

  17. Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body

  18. Black Eyed Peas - Party All The Time

  19. Finger Eleven - Paralyzer

  20. Cobra Starship - Hot Mess

  21. Cobra Starship - Good Girls Go Bad

A lot of these songs are what I would call sexy songs. I like listening to songs that make me feel sexy when working out, cause that's what it's all about right? We're working our butts off so we can feel sexy inside and out! What songs inspire you to get sexy??