If ya'll know me at all, you know that I crave Mexican food like it is my job. Any day, any hour, offer me Mexican food and I will eat it. Chicken tortilla soup is one of my all time favorites and now that the weather has cooled down I have been craving it like crazy.
My acupuncturist has been urging me to eat more soups for a long list of reasons I won't go into, but one of the main ones being soup is just a lot easier to digest. On days that I can feel a Crohn's flare up coming on I immediately switch my intake to be as liquid based as possible. Soups are a must. Instead of opting for store bought soups loaded with sodium and often times hidden gluten, I've been perusing Pinerest for some stable recipes for the chilly months.
I found THIS recipe from Half Baked Harvest and made a few tweaks to it (mainly just to make it easier) and boom! It was a hit. Both Matt and I loved it and we made a big batch that lasted all week.
The tweaks we made: added in a bunch of kale for some extra superfood love, used rotisserie chicken instead of cooking our own to save time, and used brown rice instead of quinoa because that stuff does not work with a Crohns tummy. As far as topping we opted for some plain greek yogurt, a little bit of shredded cheese, cilantro, and the homemade tortilla squares.
This will 100% be a staple in our household from now on. It tasted amazing and it was easy on the stomach. If I were feeling really sensitive this week I would have taken out the Greek yogurt and cheese we used to top it and decreased the spiciness a bit, but for a good week this was perfect! What other soups do ya'll recommend to try?!
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Sharing my raw and real journey through motherhood and navigating Crohn’s Disease. CrohnicallyBlonde is a place where I serve up my unfiltered commentary on chronic illness, mental health, pregnancy, and motherhood alongside lighter lifestyle content like beauty product reviews, travel tips, and book recommendations. My hope is that by authentically sharing my story I can help others going through similar situations not feel so alone and maybe even laugh along with me.