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Super Green Soup

This rainy afternoon in Missouri and a busy week has me thinking of a healthy but fast dinner that can serve as snacks this weekend, too. How about you?

Tonight I wanted to take some time to prepare a quick meal idea that will be healthy too and hopefully keep you from eating fast food out. I have friends who say they can’t get their kids to eat healthy and I would say, keep trying and presenting them with healthy options and they will catch up. Also, include them in the cooking process so they take ownership of what they are making and eating. It is really hard to avoid sampling something you’ve worked hard to prepare for your family.

I tried to put myself in the mindset tonight of someone who was busy during the week and looking at what they had in the freezer to see what they could magically make appear for dinner before they gave up and ordered in pizza.

If you can make a habit of picking up some green frozen vegetables, you’ll be able to make this recipe anytime you want.

Okay, so you’re tired, you’re hungry, your blood sugar is tanking…this is what I want you to do.

If you eat meat, grab that leftover chicken you picked up from Wal-mart this week and take off any remaining meat from it. (Or use any other protein you want, tofu, canned chicken, leftover steak, whatever you have.) I used that leftover Wal-mart chicken in my fridge.

Cut up an onion and add some olive oil to a pan. Add your protein (mine was the chicken). Sautee the onion until it’s golden brown. Stir this mixture around until it is lightly brown.


Add the chicken carcass to water and boil it.

In another pot, add water and get it to boil.

Add to that pot 1 bag each of:
Frozen lima beans
Frozen spinach
Frozen broccoi
Frozen chopped green peppers
2 tablespoons of minced garlic


Add the juice/water/stock from the chicken carcass that has been boiling to that green vegetable pot for flavor.

Add these spices:
(Just sprinkle each across to cover the top of the soup)
Garlic salt

Add the sauteed chicken and onion to the one combined soup pot.

Stir, let simmer to combine flavors for ten minutes.

Mmmmm, now your kitchen smells yummy and you can have a dinner that will give you stable blood sugar and help you feel great afterward.

Check the serving size but based on this recipe, it’s about 22 carbs per bowl of soup.


Enjoy creating healthy solutions that make you feel good and work for your busy lifestyle!

Need a bedtime story idea? Reading: A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon will get your kids excited about those lima beans!

You can do it! It just takes making you and your health a priority. Be well!



Homemade Whole Food Recipes Are Great For Stable Blood Sugar!

Wow! I just have to share sometimes when I get recipes that result in such stable blood sugars for my Type 1 son. I bet there are many non diabetics who don’t get these great results. Cooking healthy meals for my family is one of my favorite things to do. My children know how to make a plate for a meal with a protein, a fast carb, and a slow carb. This is one of those all in one bowl meals, but it is delicious and soups are perfect for this time of year.

One cooked, smoked whole chicken *season as you wish, we like garlic powder, turmeric, and season salt
One package organic celery
One package organic carrots
Minced garlic
Amish Brand homemade egg noodles

We smoked a whole chicken and had it for a meal the night before. I peeled the remaining chicken off the bone, then added that meat and the chicken bones to a pot of water and boiled it for two hours. Then, I strained the bones out of the chicken stock for the soup. To the boiling water and chicken meat I added cut up carrots, celery, and a tablespoon of minced garlic. After the vegetables were cooked, I added the egg noodles and on medium high, continued cooking the soup until the noodles were tender. I didn’t need to add any extra seasoning because we had already seasoned the chicken when we smoked it.

This soup was delicious and we only had to dose for the carb amounts in the egg noodles. (Whichever brand you use, or homemade). Enjoy! Soup recipes are my favorite to have on the stove daily this time of year. Be well!


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This recipe turned out so yummy I had to share!  I thought my garden was done for the season, but went out and found a bunch of green tomatoes and fresh basil so I created this dish.  Add some cooked beans or grilled chicken to make it a balanced meal.

Abbie’s Fresh Garden Linguini

6 Sliced green tomatoes
1 bunch each of chopped fresh green and purple basil
Lemon juice
Oliver oil
Top with cheese, if desired

Boil water.
Add desired amount of linguini (I used one box to make leftovers).
Cook on medium high about 10 minutes or until cooked to desired softness.
Drain pasta.
Add olive oil to pan (about 2 tbsp).
Add sliced green tomatoes and basil.
Sautee until basil slightly wilts and tomatoes start to lightly brown.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add drained pasta to serving bowl.
Sprinkle with lemon juice and olive oil. Add sauteed tomatoes and basil. 
Mix to coat in the pasta, lemon juice and olive oil.
If desired, add cooked grilled chicken and/or beans for protein.
Top with cheese (grated parmesan or mozzarella, if desired).
Enjoy!   My daughter, Abbie, loved this!