This scene looks perfect for enjoying a hearty bowl of homemade soup on a crisp autumn eve, doesn’t it? I love the savory experience of soup when it’s cold outside, but confess that I don’t exactly enjoy the process of cooking. I really try to love it, but in this stage of life it’s just not my favorite thing to do.
There, I said it.
When two of our children came down with pneumonia last week, I sort of freaked. Maybe because I felt helpless and was concerned about how serious it could get? I had it two years ago and it rocked my world, did not want my children to experience that. My instinct was to immediately load up my little patients with healthy, nourishing food. As soon as we left the pediatrician’s office, we went to fill their prescriptions and I did a mad dash straight to the organic section of the grocery store. I frantically tossed zucchini, squash, celery, carrots, chicken and organic cream of celery soup in the cart. I had no specific plan on what I was going to make, but was going to do my best to get vitamins in my babies.
Can’t believe I’m saying this, but the soup was delicious. Made it in the crock pot. The kids (and hungry husband) scarfed it down in minutes. So I wanted to share this EASY, tasty and healthy recipe with you!
Here are the ingredients. Simple. Forgot to include the zucchini and onion in this shot.
HOW TO MAKE:
- Pour organic cream of celery, 1 cup of water and 1 large container of organic chicken broth in the crock pot and put on low.
- Chop 3 carrots and 3 celery. Individually place zucchini, squash and onion in food processor (this adds a wonderful texture to the broth yet eliminates those veggie chunks kids detest in soup).
- Transfer all veggies to pan and lightly saute in 1 – 2 tablespoons of butter (or coconut oil – I use this kind).
- Place veggies in crock pot.
- Wash and cube the chicken then season with french herbs, seasoning salt and pepper (this is our family’s favorite pepper).
- Lightly brown the chicken then place in crock pot.
- Close the lid and return in 4-5 hours for comforting chicken soup.
- When it’s time to serve, toss whole grain noodles in boiling water, drain then add to soup.
This was the best chicken soup I’ve tasted in a while. And it wasn’t hard work, which I found very appealing. It will certainly be a regular dish in our house! Hope you can enjoy it as well : )