It’s always nice to be able to have a homemade meal that doesn’t take much time to prepare. This is especially true when you’re tired for any reason including long work hours, tkr recuperation or illness. Here’s a recipe that doesn’t take much energy to get ready. Plus, it’s nutritious. Can’t beat that…I remember eating it as a kid when my grandparents would make it. I’ve added some modern twists..
Enjoy this recipe throughout the busy holiday season or any time of the year.
6-8 cups water
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 – 2â€ slice of cabbage
2 slices onion
2 potatoes, peeled and however you want to cut them
1 chicken breast, skin removed
1 t. Italian seasoning
Â¼ t dried basil
3 sprigs broccoli
Place water into Dutch oven, crockpot or large cooking pot.
Add all ingredients.
Cook over medium heat until everything is cooked til tender. If cooking on a stovetop, partially cover. If using a crockpot, fully cover for the duration.
There are a variety of ways to serve this:
* You can serve this as a soup by cutting the protein up.
* Remove the veggies and protein to a serving plate and serve with a dollop of plain yogurt.
*Save the broth for other uses. Use the broth instead of canned broth in any recipe.
* Place a slice of whole grain bread onto the plate and pour some broth over it. Eat this in addition to, or instead of, the potatoes.
Freeze or refrigerate unused portions for later use. Store in airtight containers.
What’s nice about this recipe, is you can alter the preparation methods according to how you feel. If you lack energy, simply peel the veggies and place whole into the water.
* Or, substitute peeled baby carrots for the carrots that require peeling.
* You can also buy a package of peeled and prepared fresh veggies to open and place into the water. The choice is yours.
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