The Best Wonderful About Calories In Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Finding some comfort food that won’t give you a hard time preparing? Or craving for something that can aid in helping you lose the excess weight you’ve been putting off for a long time? Either way, knowing the calories in homemade chicken noodle soup will definitely answer both your uncertainties in life.
Calories In Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken breast is one of the main ingredients of chicken noodle soup. And this food is known to be one of the primary sources of lean protein that is essential in building muscles so it is without a doubt that chicken noodle soup is highly popular to dieters and fitness gurus. But how can we preserve the purpose of chicken breast in weight loss and muscle growth if we don't have enough knowledge in the calories of other ingredients that we add in making our chicken noodle soup?
This is my personal dilemma too. I have invested some of my time just to search for an answer that can give me a piece of mind in what I am eating. And luckily, I have found what I have been looking for. So now, I am more than happy to share the knowledge with you.
Calories on other ingredients
Chicken and Chicken Broth
A serving of chicken vegetable soup could contain 1 ½ oz of meat which equivalents to 48 calories. So if you presume to have at least 8 oz. of chicken broth in every serving, that will cost you an additional 16 calories, while if you’re using a low-fat broth, that’ll be 9 calories.
Adding some vegetables to your chicken noodle soup won’t generally add up to the calories it could have as a whole meal since vegetables are known to have low calories than other foods. However, as a general estimation, if you use a half cup of frozen vegetable to your soup, that could total to 32 calories addition to your meal.
Rice, Noodles and Potatoes
Well, these ingredients are highly optional and mainly depend on your personal taste preferences. But if you chose to add this so, then knowing the calories can do a big change: a quarter-cup of white long-grain rice can give you 51 calories while a quarter cup of egg noodle can be totaled to 55 calories and a quarter-cup of red potatoes has 26 calories.
Health benefits of Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Based on the studies made by Dr. Keri Peterson, freshly cooked chicken noodle soup is known to fight the symptoms of cold and the inflammations associated with it. The hot soup can dilate the blood vessels which can increase the blood flow in the body, thus, promotes flushing of mucous in your nose.
- If you make your own chicken broth by boiling your chicken bones, your soup will most likely contain all the minerals that the chicken bones, cartilage, and marrow have.
With the vegetables included in chicken noodle soup, the electrolytes in vegetables can improve the absorption of nutrients in your system.
Finally, the recipe!
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1pc onion, finely chopped
- 2pcs carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 3pcs celery stalks, finely chopped
- 2pcs garlic cloves, minced
- 1pc serrano chile, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 8 cups of water
- 1pc bay leaf
- 2pcs thyme sprigs
- 1 whole chicken meat
- 1 cup egg noodles
- Chopped dried parsley, for garnish
- Salt and ground pepper to taste
-- In a large pot, put a whole chicken and water. Ignite the flame to medium and bring the water mixture to boil for at least 50 minutes or so until you create your desired chicken broth.
-- While you’re bringing the mixture to boil, peel your carrots and chop it to fine large pieces along with the celery and onions. Set aside after.
-- After the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot. Set aside and let it cool as you keep the water in the stove to continue in boiling under medium flame.
-- Once the chicken is cooled, separate the chicken meat to its bones.
-- Return the chicken bones to the water in the pot to be boiled for the next couple of hours for a more nutritious -- ---chicken stock as it adds more flavor to it.
-- On a separate pan, sauté your chopped vegetables in olive oil. Start with onion, garlic, carrots and celery. Add an at least ¼ cup of the water mixture in your sauté vegetables.
-- When the vegetables are totally cooked, add the remaining chicken stock and increase the flame to high.
-- When the mixture began to boil, add your egg noodles, bay leaf, thyme sprigs, tomato paste and Serrano chile to cook for the next 10 minutes or more.
-- After, put your cooked shredded chicken meat and let it simmer.
-- Lastly, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
Calories In Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Summary
It is just right and just for us to monitor every food we ingest in our body, know the difference in each and every ingredient you add to your chicken noodle soup. So that whether you are craving for chicken noodle soup to help you in aiming a sexier body or cooking it for your family on a cold winter night, either ways, you can definitely create a chicken noodle soup that is beyond what commercial soups are made of. Nutritious, all organic and natural with a very satisfying taste for your pleasure you'll sure to can't get enough of.
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