Healthy Chicken Soup
Not only is chicken soup a comfort food, it may also help relieve cold symptoms. The root vegetables add valuable anti-oxidants, which may strengthen the immune system.
1 whole (fryer) chicken
2 large onions, chopped
2 bay leaves
8 cups water
5 to 6 carrots
2 cups parsnips
1 cup turnips
1 cup celery
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Clean chicken, remove giblet and extra fat. Put chicken in a stock pot with onions, bay leaves and enough water to cover. Boil and simmer 45 to 60 minutes, skimming off the fat as needed. Peel and add: carrots, parsnips, turnip, celery, and salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for another 30 to 40 minutes. Remove chicken and vegetables (cut up and return to soup for a more hearty soup). Add well cleaned parsley and egg noodles or Matzah balls and simmer another 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve with a hearty, whole grain bread.
Nutritional Analysis: 320 calories, 15.6 g of total fat, 4.3 g saturated fat, 99.88 mg cholesterol, 518 mg sodium, 2.81 g fiber, 32 g protein
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