Thursday, October 31, 2013

Chicken Barley and Pea Soup

Soup is a great way to use up your veggies and get your nutrition all in one bowl! Pre-make the soup so you have something ready-to-eat when you're too busy to cook. Total cooking time was about 30-45 minutes, depending how quickly you chop. Full of vitamins, protein and fiber, and covering the rainbow nutrition with peas, red onions, mushrooms and basil.

Outline of the recipe:
Crimini mushrooms (sliced), chix broth, frozen peas, carrots, sweet potatoes (and parsnops if you like 'em), 10-minute barley (cooks faster!). Put in more of what you like! I like extra mushrooms so I put in more.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Coconut Curry w Chicken and Beans

What to do with chicken leftovers? And for me, I don't really like the drier chicken meat of chicken breasts so I thought, how about coconut milk to give it some sauce? And how about some curry spice to give it some more flavor? And to stretch your meat out, veggies and beans give it more nutrition and extend your food budget.