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


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


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)