I was told tonight, January 24th, is "the worst day of winter," and it all gets better from here. Apparently, it is at this point in the winter that there isn't much to look forward to by way of holiday excitement, people start realizing they are failing at their new years resolutions...again, and taxes begin to flood people's minds. Yikes...BUT, I guess if today is supposed to be the worst that means we're headed back towards happiness. I like the sound of that.
How are you doing on your New Years Resolutions or Goals so far? This is a great time for evaluation and even recharging your motivation. Unfortunately, far too many people mess up once or twice and they throw the towel in. Don't let that be your fate. If you have slipped up, don't let it get you down. Look at the positive things you've done to try and change or improve, and build on those things. Don't beat yourself up. Stay positive.
I watched my sister's kids last week and she had some delicious leftover white bean chicken chili in her fridge that I had for lunch. It reminded me of this super easy, tasty, HEALTHY recipe that I have for the same chili. What sounds better in the winter than some warm soup?
Low-Fat White Bean Chicken Chili
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken (You could use a rotisserie chicken to save time)
2 cans chopped green chilies
3-1/4 cups green enchilada sauce
2 cans whit beans or pinto beans
3 cups water
1 tbsp chili powder
1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Combine chicken, onion, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper in pot until onion is tender. Add water, enchilada sauce, chilies and beans. Allow to simmer for 20-30 mins, until flavor combines. E-A-S-Y. This recipe makes about ten servings and each serving is about 120 calories and 10 grams of protein. AWESOME. This would be delicious served with my easiest wheat bread ever.
What is your favorite soup? I LOVE tomato basil and minestrone. How are you doing on your new years resolutions? I am doing great so far!! We're going into week for of the competition at work, and I'm feeling great. :)