Love noodles in your soup? Here’s a delicious way to enjoy noodles without the typical waist-expanding carbohydrates. Take a vegetable peeler and create long strips of carrots or zucchini, and use these in your homemade soup as noodles. It’s fun, it’s tasty, and it will get you one step closer to those amazing abs.
1. In a large soup pot, place the coconut oil (or bacon fat) over medium high heat. Add the garlic and chicken thighs and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the butternut squash cubes and chopped kale. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add the salsa and chicken broth and bring to a low boil.
3. Wash the carrots, then use a vegetable peeler to create long, flat “noodles”. Add to the pot. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 40 minutes.
4. Remove the chicken from the pot and pull the chicken meat from the bones. Use an immersion blender to puree 1/3 of the vegetables. Return the meat to the pot and discard the bones. Add most of the cilantro, saving just enough to garnish each bowl. Serve warm.
One serving equals: