Here’s a recipe for chicken quinoa and sweet potato soup + a What I Ate Wednesday bonus. ?
Happy almost-weekend! Anything fun on the horizon? We have a few events that I’m looking forward to, and Sunday, I get my Mother’s Day gift since we were in Vegas last weekend: to sleep until I choose to wake up. I can’t wait for my body to ache from being in the horizontal position far longer than it’s used to, haha.
What I Ate Wednesday
Today, I thought I’d share a little What I Ate Wednesday post, on Thursday (since I’m always unfashionably late to these kinds of things). I always love reading these posts because they’re a great way to get new ideas, and because I’m kind of nosy like that.
Here are yesterday’s eats:
First thing: I like to drink hot water with apple cider vinegar (about a tablespoon), cayenne pepper, the juice of one lemon, and a drizzle of maple syrup. ACV has a ton of health benefits, particularly when it comes to regulating the ph balance of the body and aiding digestion. I also just think it tastes delicious. This is how I like to wake up, but I keep the mug far away from Liv because she’ll start asking me to, “STOP that smell!”
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with salsa and brown rice tortillas. This is the standard b-fast, unless I’m feeling like something sweet. Then it’s these pancakes, breakfast cookie dough cereal or chia pudding.
Sweet bite: I made these cookies as part of recipe testing, and froze the batch. I ate one, and then had another half. I think we have a winner.
Snack: container of berries and a sparkling water. I used to like sparkling water, but now I LOVE it because it makes baby dance around. It makes me so happy.
I stopped at People’s to grab some necessities,
and grabbed some lunch stuff since I was there and everything. ? They have the BEST kale salads, great soups and an order-to-go sandwich bar. Everything is organic with an emphasis on local products. It’s definitely become one of my favorite places to shop.
I got the magic kale salad (which has dulse and cucumber) + some spicy tempeh in peanut sauce.
Lunch: said kale salad and tempeh with two pieces of brown rice bread with avocado, lime juice, sea salt and sriracha. I want this for lunch every day right now.
Pre-BODYPUMP snack: a few pieces of deli meat (pan-seared) with goat gouda and mustard
a small apple, and a yogurt.
Dinner was waiting for us when we got home from the gym: a hearty and delicious quinoa, sweet potato and chicken soup.
Slow Cooker Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato Soup
Chicken, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup
- 4 sweet potatoes, chopped
- One pack of chicken thighs
- 1 cup rinsed quinoa
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 chopped sweet onion
- 3 minced cloves of garlic
- 32 oz chicken broth
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon oregano,
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- Season chicken with salt and pepper, then brown on each side.
- Place chicken in crockpot and top with all other ingredients.
- Set on high for 4 hours
- Top with cilantro or spinach (optional)
When we got home, I added the juice of one lemon and more salt and pepper to taste.
A quick and healthy soup, packed with protein and smart carbs:
(I topped the bowl with spinach before eating to get in some more greens)
Not pictured: the chocolate chips and tea I had while watching Fifty Shades of NO with the Pilot. (Aka an hour and a half of my life I’ll never get back.)
What was the best thing you ate yesterday? Any new slow cooker recipes you’re loving?