Who Needs Noodles?

Good Morning, friends! Did anyone miss me yesterday? ;) I didn't blog… simply because I didn't feel like it. And that felt good. I didn't check social media/emails/blogs until late Monday night and it was a nice, refreshing break from it all. Most of the time I don't feel the pressure to blog, but occasionally that feeling will creep up on all of us, I'm sure. Our offices were closed for MLK day so I enjoyed a day of working out, cooking, watching all of season 3 of The Office, etc. Oh, and don't ask me why in the world I get MLK day off and not Christmas Eve… or Good Friday… or New Year's Eve/Day. I don't understand it, either.

Today I've got a simple soup recipe I wanted to share with you all. I've mentioned before that Jared and I try to limit our carbs, especially in the evenings so this Chicken Noodleless Soup gives all the comfort on a cold winter day, without all the extra calories! It's loaded with vegetables and great flavor.

Here's what you'll need:
4-5 cups chicken broth
3 stalks of celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1.5 c. cauliflower, chopped
1 small white onion chopped
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1.5 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sage
salt and pepper to taste
Bring your broth to a boil and then add all your chopped ingredients to it. I try to plan ahead and chop up lots of my veggies for the week in advance. Then I just measure them ahead of time and label each ziplock bag so I know which bag goes with which recipe. It's nice not to spend 30 minutes chopping every single night of the week, and just get it all done on one day.

Let the soup cook on medium for about 30 minutes or so. Just check that your chicken is fully cooked and that the veggies have the desired texture. Sidenote- everyone needs to get the 'lazy spoon and lazy ladle' by Rachael Ray they are fantastic and come in fun colors!

You may need to add a little extra water or broth to the recipe, but this is just personal preference if you want it more "soupey" or if you're okay with it being hearty and stuffed with vegetables.

Serve and enjoy! Do you have a favorite winter soup recipe? I'd love for you to share it!

31 comments

  1. ERMAGERSH, CHURKIN NERDLERSS SERP! ;) seriously looks AMAZINGGGG! Great job. I need to save this to my bookmarks and make it next week!!

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  2. This is the best time for soup!! I'm saving this for later!

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  3. Any kind of soup is good during this cold weather but I think I could definitely enjoy some of this. Michael made a chicken noodle soup in the crockpot a few weekends ago and I have been craving it ever since. Hope you had a great weekend and a good start to your week friend.

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  4. That looks really good! Thanks for sharing! I am trying new recipes and may need to trying this!

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  5. This looks AH-mazing!! I've been thinking about noodless soup lately because the last chicken soup I ate had noodles, and by the 2nd day of leftovers they were extremely soft and sort of nasty to eat!

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    1. Yes, I agree! Leftover noodles are never too tasty!! =\

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  6. With the snow falling outside, this recipe sounds delicious!!! Also, that is really strange you get MLK off and not at least New Year's Day! Silly silly!

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  7. Pretty sure my mouth is watering now. Pinning this recipe! Also, your "days off" schedule is strange and probably very annoying for you!

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  8. I always make myself feel bad for days where I don't get around to blogging (which lets be honest is a LOT ha) but have realized it goes on the backburner compared to other things in life. It sounds like your day off was a good one! MLK off and not those other holidays seems super weird but at least you got a day to enjoy yourself!

    Adding this soup to my recipe binder asap - can't wait to try it!

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  9. Looks delish and seems easy! Can't go wrong with chicken soup!

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  10. This looks so yum! I made some a few weeks ago, but I have been looking for a way to substitute the noodles!! Your pictures look so fancy too!

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  11. I'm all about soup when the weather is like this! Looks yummy.

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  12. My sister is an event coordinator for Six Flags and she got MLK day off as well, yet no other holidays. Very weird.

    So I'm curious, who are you cheering for in the Superbowl, do you have a back up team? ;)

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  13. as much as the recipe sounds good, THAT SPOON! I need it! I need one NOW! hahaha.

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  14. Love the idea of it without the noodles! I bet that is so great on a cold day. Looks delicious!

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  15. Need this. Maybe I should stop being lazy and learn how to cook and not just make the noodle-ful chicken noodle soup from cambells ........

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  16. I understand cutting down on carbs, but noodles are soooooo yummy! Hahaha! Still, it looks very good!

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  17. YUM that looks good! I'm loving the recipes you've been posting! They look delicious, easy to make, and easy to adapt to be veg-friendly. You're on a roll!

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  18. Okay, one, Kayla's comment? Totally made my week, love her! & second, I want some of this soup!

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  19. Further proof that we are the same person...yesterday when you abandoned me for a day off I was googling and pinteresting noodless chicken soup!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I have my answer.

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  20. I like this idea!! I am on Weight Watchers and I wonder how this would do for the points of a serving! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This looks great! I often load up on the veggies and cut down on the carb. MFD never notices!

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  22. That looks so delicious! But let's face it, I would add noodles because I'm such a carb junkie. ;-) And good for you for taking the day off, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  23. Oh my yum, Erin! This looks amazing. Thank you again for designing my blog. I'm completely obsessed with it :)

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  24. Oh my gosh this looks delicious!! What is the name of the recipe book you use so I can go buy it? ;)

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  25. YUM!! This recipe looks delicous! I was just thinking about how much I love chix noodle, but sometimes I just don't want the carb loaded noodles. Thanks for sharing! =)

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  26. This looks delicious and makes me very hungry! I'm curious, did you freeze the veggies after you cut and prepped them for a later date? Is it sad to say that I didn't realize you could freeze veggies? oops!

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