I remember enjoying a bowl of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup as a kid, but now that I know what the ingredients are in that little metal can...no thank you!
INGREDIENTS: Chicken stock, enriched egg noodles (wheat flour, egg solids, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cooked chicken meat, water, contains less than 2% of the following ingredients: salt, chicken fat, cooked mechanically separated chicken, monosodium glutamate, cornstarch, onion powder, modified food starch, yeast extract, spice extract, soy protein isolate, sodium phosphates, beta carotene for color, chicken flavor (contains chicken stock, chicken powder, chicken fat), flavoring, dehydrated garlic.
I was reminded of the wonderful Daikon veggie last night when I took a teenager and her mom to the grocery store last night for some healthy shopping. I also noticed Daikon hash-brown recipe on the UNBREADED Blog.
A one cup serving of daikon contains about 20 calories, 4g carbs and 2g of fiber for an effective carb count of 2g. Daikons are an excellent source of vitamin C and has lots of magnesium, folate, and provides 10% of your RDA for fiber.
I recently found a NEW Zucchini cutter that is easier to use! Click HERE to find it:)
CHICKEN "NOODLE" SOUP:
4 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
4 cups Daikon OR zucchini (cut into noodle shapes)
12 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
3 slices fresh ginger root (optional)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 TBS dried parsley
Peel and cut daikon with the veggie cutter (click HERE to find it on Amazon.com) or by hand to resemble noodles. In a large stock pot, saute celery and onion in butter until soft. Add chicken, carrots, chicken broth, marjoram, ginger, black pepper, bay leaf, and parsley. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add Daikon, and simmer for 10 more minutes. Makes 10 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Noodle Soup = 227 calories, 8g fat, 24g protein, 19 carbs, 2 fiber
"Healthified" Noodle Soup = 120 calories, 8g fat, 24g protein, 4g carbs, 2g fiber