Don’t tell my husband, but we had a vegetarian dinner this week! Believe it or not, he didn’t even miss the meat. The beans added protein and the vegetables and whole wheat pasta added fiber to make us feel full and keep us feeling full longer. PLUS, this was a crock pot meal, so while our pizzas were cooking on Monday, I did some veggie chopping and threw everything in a gallon Ziplock bag and all Jason had to do in the morning was dump the liquids and bag of goodies into the crock pot and turn it on. Dinner was ready when we got home; and, clean up was a piece of cake, since all we used was the crock pot.
Well, It’s August in Chicago, where it always feels 100 degrees hotter than it actually is outside; so naturally, I came home craving Chicken Noodle Soup. Luckily, this recipe is loaded with ingredients most of us already have stocked in the kitchen; so, if you ever run into a “what are we going to eat tonight”-dilemma, this is a great low-fat, heart-healthy, high-fiber and low-carbohydrate option!