Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup

It's Tasty Tuesday and it is time for new RECIPE!! 

Tonight I am featuring what we had for dinner this evening and it all started with the CROCK POT!! 

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup.  I found this recipe from Cleaneatingmag.com and it was super easy to put together and delicious.  

Okay so tell me who here doesn't love a good slow cooker recipe?  

I know I do and hello it makes cooking so much easier. 

I also know how good the grain barley is for us but I have been having a hard time finding recipes that I like that include it as an ingredient.  Well now I have one that satisfies my taste buds.  

Chicken Barley Soup

32 oz low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1/2 tablespoon basil
1/2 tablespoon cilantro
1/4 tablespoon dill
2 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed (uncooked)
1/2 cup uncooked black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked through
1/2 cup barley
1 medium sweet onion, cubed
20 oz potatoes, peeled and cubed
10 oz carrots (3 large), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices

Fill a slow cooker with broth, 8 oz water, garlic, herbs and pepper. Add chicken, peas and barley, then layer onion, potatoes and carrots over top. Liquid should just cover vegetables. Do not stir.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Remove bay leaves and stir before serving.

Nutrients per serving (1 cup chicken barley soup): Calories: 230, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 3 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 21 g, Sodium: 240 mg, Cholesterol: 40 mg

If you give this recipe a try please let me know what you think!! 
Feel free to comment below of email me.  

Eating healthy does not have to be expensive or a huge task.  My recommendation is take it one step at a time.  Start keeping a food journal to see what exactly you are consuming on a daily basis.  When I did this my eyes were opened to the TRUTH!!  A little bite here, a little bite there - they all add up.  If you would like help getting started feel free to contact me and we can set up a consultation to discuss your current eating habits and what your goals are.  Together we can determine a plan that fits YOU!! 

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