Monday, January 6, 2014

Call Me Betty Crocker

I made a new soup this weekend. You can call me Betty Crocker.




Actually, it was a Betty Crocker recipe that I followed. Of course, I made some modifications to the recipe (because I'm a rebel like that). It was quite simple to make, and tasted oh-so-good!

Bonus: I have plenty of leftovers for lunch this week.




Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

Serves: 6
Nutrition per serving: 210 calories; 3 fat; 28 carbs; 17 protein

Ingredients:

8 oz. Chicken Breast
1 bag Steamfresh mixed vegetables - thawed
1 bag Steamfresh broccoli florets - thawed
1 medium onion - chopped
1/2 cup wild rice - uncooked
64 oz. chicken broth
pepper to taste

Directions: 

Boil chicken in water on stove top for 10 minutes. Cube chicken and add to slow cooker with chopped onion, wild rice and chicken broth. Cook in slow cooker for 3 hours on high.

Add thawed vegetables to slow cooker. Continue to cook on high for 1 hour. Add pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

Easy and delicious. The soup tastes fresh, light and healthy (in a good way)!

Along with following my dinner plan for yesterday (full details here), I also stuck to my exercise plan. I walked for 3 miles and did some strength training with the new free weights that I got for Christmas. 

Strength training is very new to me, so I started with a simple routine.

Lateral Raises: 5 lb. weight 2 sets of 12
Alternating Front Lateral Raises: 5 lb. weigh 2 sets of 12
Standing Bicep Curls: 5 lb. weight 3 sets of 12
Tricep Kickbacks: 5 lb. weight 2 sets of 12 (these are killer!)

I intend on following the same strength training routine for tomorrow. As for tonight, I am going to have fun with some Zumba!

What's on your plate tonight?
What kind of strength training do you do?
Favorite kind of exercise?

1 comment:

  1. Holy crap is your fridge empty! Mine is stuffed full of crap and ziplocs. (My preferred storage method)

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