This Chicken Detox Soup is healthy, nutritious, and delicious. You can use it as a cleanse for when you’ve gone overboard in your diet or something to warm you up on cold days or when you’re not feeling well.
I’m guessing you knew what followed after the carbo-loading at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen in Nuvali last Sunday.
Yep. A little detoxing with a soup that’s both nutritious and delicious.
I used to be all guilty before when I’m on a diet and then I pig out all of a sudden because there’s a party, a family dinner, or a road trip. Not anymore. I’ve come to accept that life isn’t perfect and there are situations where in it’s more important to have a moment where you don’t have to think about anything but be present in it. Besides, what I have right now is not a “diet”, I am now embracing a lifestyle change which I think is really sustainable.
When these things happen to me before when I was on a diet, I go all the way downhill and binge for days after. Then I forget my diet.
These days, it’s all about balance.
This Chicken Detox Soup is really a great way to do a cleanse or to balance out carb-y and fatty things you ate the day before. It’s made of chicken and vegetables — nothing else. It’s all natural, all nutritious, and delicious.
Did you know it’s one month into my health journey? Ang bilis!
I know you must be wondering what happened. Well, here’s an update….
Start Date: January 9, 2016
Current Date: February 9, 2016
- Starting Weight: 185lbs
- Current Weight: 178 lbs
- Total Weight Lost: 7 lbs
- Goal Weight: 130 lbs
I know, I have to ditch this pambahay I took my photo with, I just have to show you how I was in the same outfit. (Ditching it next month, promise.)
I lost 7 lbs!! Yaaaay! I know it’s not much but I lost that 7 lbs without getting hungry and without restricting myself with any food but rice.
I was also able to work out for 30 minutes three times a week.
I know the 7lbs that I lost is not that evident yet but my tummy shrank a teeny weeny bit in size (I am hoping you notice). I know it did because my tops and leggings got a bit loose. I also feel more energized.
Of course, I want to lose about 2 lbs. a week which is the healthiest one can lose. I just wasn’t able to maximize last month because, well, adjusting is haaarrddd!! Going on a no-rice diet is doubly hard! Ang sarap kaya ng rice.
Plus going back to working out is also hard…
My ideal work out time is at 4am when everyone is still asleep. The only time I fail to do so is (a) when Twinkle wakes up at that time; and (b) when I stay up late because of work.
So.. what I’m thinking about now is how to: (1) manage my time well, (2) eat more healthy, low carb meals, and (3) work out consistently for 4-5 times a week.
Oh, and yeah, I bought a Mi Band so I can track my steps… (Review coming up at www.mommypeach.com)
LEZDODIZ!! PUSH, PUSH PUSH!
Chicken Detox Soup
- 1/2 chicken breast
- 8 cups of water
- 1 carrots, chopped
- 6 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 chicken cube (optional)
- Heat olive oil in a pot and saute garlic and white onions until translucent.
- Pour in water.
- Add chicken pieces, celery, and carrots.
- Season with pepper and bring to a boil.
- Turn heat to low and simmer until the chicken meat falls off of the bones, skimming off foam every so often.
- When chicken is soft and tender, remove from pot and pick the meat off of the bones.
- Shred the chicken.
- Return the chicken to the pot along with broccoli florets, season with salt to taste and chicken cube, if desired, and stir.
- Simmer for a few more minutes and serve hot.