Chicken & Broccoli Soup
Chicken soup has been a favourite of mine. My mum made a great chicken, onion and rice soup which has become another of my favourites. I was introduced to chicken and broccoli soup when visiting a friend for lunch. We were in the same weight management forum and had become good friends through it. I was managing my weight and she wasn’t, which I couldn’t understand as she said she ate this broccoli soup for lunch, and there was nothing in this soup or in her lunch and dinner menu, that should cause weight gain.
Things aren’t always as they appear. I discovered why this soup was fattening. It was the magnificent crunchy, and lavishly buttered dinner rolls and home cooked cakes that followed.
It was a wonderful visit and introduction to broccoli soup. I’ll be eating it again this week, but without all those extras.
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken.
Shred around 125 gram per person of chicken breast or lean chicken. 250 gram for a two person serve.
500 gram of broccoli
3 spring onions
2 ½ cups of chicken or vegetable stock.
If using a bland stock, add 1 Tablespoons Basil Pesto.
Note: Instead of stock, you can even use a packet of chicken noodle soup or Dutch curry and rice soup with water. I skip these as I like to eat low-salt.
Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes or until just tender. Add shallot and spinach. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Leave the vegetables chunky, or mash or blend, as you prefer. Add the shredded chicken and heat. Serve with crisp rye biscuits or sour dough bread.
I have been asked 'Has the Michelle Bridges 12 weeks body transformation, transformed my body? '
"Judge for yourself."
The latest photos of me show a senior woman radiating good health, and the results speak for themselves.
Fitness strength and stamina results assessed yesterday and blogged.
I went from running for a 1-minute maximum to 7 kilometers without stopping and speed at an intermediate level, not bad with scared lungs, osteoporosis and almost 64 who had never really run in her youth.
I went from swimming 200 meters maximum to being able to swim 1,000 meters.
Push-ups per minute from 15 to 35 (advanced level)
Wall sits (lower body strength test) from zero to 1 minute.(intermediate level.)
I succeeded in doing a hamstring stretch for the first time in my life.
I hiked, climbed and rock scrambled up seven mountains, had not been able to do that since I was 21
Flexibility was a -14cm in a sit stretch reaching to my toes and this is now a -3 cm
I have lost cm and kilos, but I had been doing that before 12wbt (Without dieting, I do healthy lifestyle, not diets ), I do not lose weight fast, as I am deliberately strength training as I have osteoporosis and I do not focus on weight off, I focus on excess fat off, while building fitness.
I achieved a lot of fitness improvement and excess weight loss on my own through the healthy lifestyle, tried other forums, but they were weight loss focused not fitness focused and were not for me.
This Michelle Bridges 12wbt worked for me because I was prepared to trust her. I knew she had a good knowledge of what was a healthy diet, (as I do too) and I now know what I need to do to continue toward my goals as she knew a lot more than I did about exercise
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