Chicken and Vegetable Dumpling Soup

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Healthy homemade soup is a great way to remember your grandma and your mom. Many grandmas had a special soup that they would make regularly that you can still smell and taste today since memories are best when they enter through the nose and the mouth. There are many recipes for homemade soup out there and you now have another one from the kitchen of Mel. Healthy soup recipes are not always easy to find but if you do your due diligence then you can easily find ones that are and even if you cannot then making the soup healthier is not hard to do. Whenever you find any recipe you are always the person who can decide to follow it blindly or else you can weigh in on the matter and substitute any ingredients you don’t feel match your health concerns and add something you feel better about. Recipes for homemade soup are always welcomed since they give you options. Healthy soup recipes are a skip away and if you find one that you love and fits your family and your health needs then you have landed a keeper. Most homemade soups are as healthy as you decide to make them. Any healthy homemade soup that you come across might not have started that way but the cook decides to change it up to make it healthy. Never think just because you find a recipe that you must follow it without your own input because that is not the case.

Soups made from scratch are not difficult and if you make your own broth then you are already making it healthier since you know exactly what has gone into the making of it. There is no doubt that in these rushed times making any meal can be harder than it once was but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a healthy offering. If you decide on soup and if you don’t have your own premade broth and if you are buying one always make sure it has low salt and is as organic as possible. Many premade store bought broths will have chemicals in them to help lengthen their shelf time. Look and read the ingredients and weigh whether you feel comfortable or not. The final decision is always yours.

If you decide to make your own broth then always remember that most broths are made by boiling the meat or the bones of the meat along with some onion, celery and carrots in the boiling process. You can also leave out the meat and bones and make a veggie broth. Having your own broth just keeps the ingredients as wholesome as possible and when the decision is yours then you have no one to blame. Mel introduces dumplings to the soup and if you are not a dumpling fan then this soup is just as good with the chicken and veggies. You can always add rice, noodles or even tofu if you are excluding the dumplings. Make the recipe your own with your own personal additions. Thanks to Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Blog for this yummy Chicken and Vegetable Dumpling Soup Recipe and bon apetit.

Nutrition Facts for: Chicken and Vegetable Dumpling Soup From Mel's Kitchen
Ingredients: Olive oil, celery, carrots, yellow onion, chicken broth, water, chicken breasts, salt, dried thyme, pepper, water, flour, frozen peas, baking powder, sour cream, milk, vegetable oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 429, Calories from Fat 146, Total Fat 16.2g 25%, Saturated Fat 5.7g 28%, Cholesterol 111mg 37%, Sodium 978mg 41%, Potassium 649mg 19%, Carbohydrates 29.5g 10%, Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%, Sugars 3.7g, Protein 39.3g, Vitamin A 90%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 17%, Iron 19%

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