Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tasty Naked Wonton Soup

OH MY GOODNESS this was one of the easiest soups to make and it was ooh sooo good.  My house smelled amazing all day even to the point when my husband came home from work he said he wanted to try the soup just based on the smell!!

This is another recipe from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Stripped Book and one for sure I will be repeating again and again!! 


Tasty Naked Wonton Soup



Ingredients...
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp thinly sliced ginger (heaping)
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 whole star anise
1 bunch green onions, chopped, dark green parts divided from the white and light green parts
1 tspsea salt, divided
1 lb extra lean ground chicken (i used ground Turkey)
1 tbsp reduced -sodium Tamari ( I used Soy sauce)
1 tsp  sesame oil
1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder
1/4 tsp  freshly ground black pepper
4 baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise
chilli sauce, to garnish (optional)

Directions
1. in a large saucepot, combine chicken broth ginger, garlic, star aniseed, and white and light green parts of green onions over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat o simmer until flavors combine, about 20 minutes. strain broth into la large bowl; pour broth back into saucepot and return to stove over low heat. Season with half a teaspoon salt.
2. In the meantime, combine chicken, tamari, sesame oil, Chinese five spice, remaining half-teaspoon salt, pepper and half of dark green port of green onions. Mix well.
3. Increase temperature under strained broth to bring to a brisk simmering broth to cook through, about 5 minutes. Lay baby bok choy on top of naked wntons cut side down, cover; steam for one minute.
4. Split soup evenly between fur large bowls. Top with remaining dark green onions and chili sauce, if desired.

Serving Size: 4 servings

Last but not least enjoy!! This was such a filling and tasty lunch today!! Rethinking my lunch for tomorrow - I want more Tasty Naked Wonton Soup!! 

So if you try this recipe, please let me know your thoughts.  

For those that are interested in eating healthy or want to compare how well they are eating, I invite you to join me in my Healthy Eating & Shakeology group.  Everything is done via the internet so no in person meetings are necessary.  We discuss ways to stay motivated so you are not falling off the wagon every other day, we meal plan, discuss tips to incorporate planning and prepping into your already busy schedule, healthy recipes, snacking idea, tips for travel, and so much more.  If you would like more information about this type of group, my other health and fitness groups, or would like to join please CONTACT ME and we will set up a time to discuss your specific needs and wants.

Now is the time to learn how to live a 
FIT, HAPPY, and HEALTHY Life 
and we will do it 
TOGETHER!!!!
~Alyson

     


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Keep it Cool Cucumber Melon Ice Pops

Well you should know by now my family is my everything and so I not only want to be healthy and fit but I want my kids to be healthy and fit too.  How do I do that?  Well I make sure the food and drinks I am giving them are healthy.  I also aim to get at least 30 minutes of outside play a day and if it is a raining day then I make sure we have a dance party.  When I see them getting all sweaty but having lots of fun I know I did my job.  Getting back to the food they eat though this recipe today I tried because I have been looking for ways to get around having the sugar filled traditional freeze pops.  Here is on alternative and it was approved with smiling faces from my kids.  


Keep it Cool 
Cucumber Melon Ice Pops
this was what they looked liked before I put them in the freezer.
I didn't have ice pop molds so I used dixie cups and appetizer picks.  

Ingredients...
1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup ripe cantaloupe, chopped
1/2 cup watermelon, chopped

Directions...

1. In a food processor(I’m sure you could use a hand blender), process cucumber until blended. Pour into a small bowl and set aside. Rinse out the food processor and repeat with cantaloupe and watermelon, keeping each seperate.

2. Spoon in blended cantaloupe , cucumber, and then watermelon into ice pop mold. Place sticks in mold.

3. Put mold in freezer for at least three hours or until completely frozen. To serve, place ice pop mold sideways under warm running water until they loosen.


Nutrition facts...
Calories: 19, calories from fat: 1, protein: 0.5g, carbs: 4.7 g, total fat: 0 g, fiber: 0.5 g, sodium: 5mg, sugar: 4g.

So if you try this recipe, please let me know your thoughts. 

I love love love Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Stripped book, it not only have helpful information but it is jam packed with amazing recipes.  I have not found one I didn't like yet!! 

If you are interested in learning how to eat healthy I highly recommend Tosca's books.  They have helped me so very much and the more I read the more I learn.  Also if you want more one on one interaction you could also join me in my Healthy Eating & Shakeology group.  Everything is done via the internet so no in person meetings are necessary.  We discuss ways to stay motivated so you are not falling off the wagon every other day, we meal plan, discuss tips to incorporate planning and prepping into your already busy schedule, healthy recipes, snacking idea, tips for travel, and so much more.  If you would like more information about this type of group, my other health and fitness groups, or would like to join please CONTACT ME and we will set up a time to discuss your specific needs and wants.  

Now is the time to learn how to live a 
FIT, HAPPY, and HEALTHY Life 
and we will do it 
TOGETHER!!!!
~Alyson

   



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