Superwoman/Superman veggie soup

So here is a recipe that is a life-saver on a busy day (named for the fact that it makes me feel like super-woman when I can throw everything in the crock pot and still have a great meal at supper time!) Very easy and, of course, super healthy! Simply throw these ingredients into a crock pot and cook on high for approximately 3 hours or until noodles are your preferred tenderness!


1- 32 oz. carton organic chicken broth
3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
2 russet or 3 red potatoes (peeled and diced)
1/2 Tbsp. diced garlic
1- 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (with liquid)
1- 14.5 oz. can chick peas (with liquid)
1- 14.5 oz. can green beans (WITHOUT liquid)
1/3 cup dry wild rice
1/3 cup wheat noodles (any type)
1Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried basil
salt and pepper to taste

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One Of Our Favorites…Chicken Stew With Quinoa And Butternut Squash


This recipe from cookincanuck is definitely one of my family’s favorites. As always, it is a meal you can feel good about handing out those seconds! Thank you SO MUCH Dara from for creating this recipe!


1 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes
2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup pitted and quartered kalamata olives
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


Steam the butternut squash until barely tender, about 10 minutes. Remove half of the squash pieces and set aside.
Steam the remaining squash until very tender, an additional 4 to 6 minutes. Mash this squash with the back of a fork. Set aside.
In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring the chicken broth to a simmer.
Add chicken thighs, cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Transfer the chicken thighs to a plate and allow to cool. Pour broth into a medium-sized bowl.
Return the saucepan to the stovetop and lower heat to medium. Add olive oil.
Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is starting to turn brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add minced garlic and oregano. Cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute.
To the saucepan, add tomatoes, butternut squash pieces, mashed butternut squash. Stir to combine.
Stir in reserved chicken broth and quinoa. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa turns translucent, about 15 minutes.
Shred the chicken with your fingers or a fork.
Stir the chicken, olives and pepper into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat, about 5 minutes.
Stir in parsley and serve.

The only changes I made to her recipe (above) was to leave out the olives, use homemade veggie broth instead of chicken broth, and purée the squash with the broth before throwing everything into a crockpot for a couple of hours.

In my opinion, this recipe is perfect for those fall months when the weather turns crisp and cool. It has a taste that slightly reminds me of REALLY good chicken and dressing…only it is super healthy! Definitely a must try in our book!


Hearty Basil Tomato Soup

Get your veggies with this hearty basil tomato soup. Try it with a fresh, warm quesadilla or grilled cheese sandwich.

*1 large onion
*2 Tbs. olive oil
*28 oz. can of whole tomatoes
*6 oz. can tomato paste
*14 oz vegetable or chicken broth
*2 Tbs. basil pesto (fresh recipe found here)
*1 Tbs. dried parsley
*1 Tbs. dried basil
*1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Saute onion in olive oil. Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Top with more Parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese.

Super Simple, Healthy, AND Delicious Onion Soup…


*1 cup chopped onion
*1/2 cup broth (veggie, chicken, or beef)
*1 tsp dried parsley
*1/4 Tsp dried basil
*1/4 tsp paprika (smoked paprika is great!)
*salt and pepper to taste
*cracker crumbs

Optional ingredients:

*Chicken or beef soaked in Braggs liquid amino acids


-Simmer first 6 ingredients on medium heat until onion appears tender (5-10 minutes).
-Remove soup from stovetop, place it in an oven-proof container, and broil on high for 3-5
-If using chicken or beef, cook soaked meat until done, chop, and add to onion soup.
(The Braggs liquid amino acid is not essential but I highly recommend it as a marinade!)
-Add cracker crumbs as topping.

(Beef and chicken version not pictured.)

This recipe is for 1-1c. serving. Simply double, triple, etc. this recipe to accommodate the number of servings needed.