I made this soup because I was trying to make some recipes that did not include FODMAPS due to some digestive issues. What is a FODMAP you ask? Might I direct you to Chris Kresser's blog post about this.

I also made this soup because I'm starting the 21-Day Sugar Detox today!! I just got the book at the book release party at Hu Kitchen on Tuesday which was so awesome!! It was so great to hear Diane to talk about the book. It felt like I was watching a LIVE Balanced Bites Podcast!  I also got to see so many great Paleo friends and meet some new great people thanks to our amazing Paleo NYC meet-up group!! If you live in the NYC area, make sure you join to stay up to date on awesome events like that one!!

WARNING: I do not measure or time anything. These are estimations so I apologize in advance! Cooking is not an exact science though so feel free to get creative!

Homemade Chicken Broth
Leftover chicken (deboned) from the broth making process
8-10 carrots, peeled and diced
8-10 celery stalks, diced
2-3 handfuls of string beans, cut into bite size pieces
2-3 handfuls of spinach
2T of fresh thyme, minced
2T of fresh sage, minced

Spices: (should be to your liking - add more if you'd like!)
sea salt
1T cumin (omit for autoimmune protocol)
1T turmeric
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger

In a big pot, place veggies (except Spinach), chicken (should be in big pieces at this point such as whole breasts, thighs, etc), and spices. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a medium heat, covered, for about 20-30 minutes. After that time, take out the chicken and shred with two forks. It should shred easily and look like this:

Before adding the chicken back in, take out ~2 cups of veggies with some broth and blend until smooth. Then add back in chicken and pureed veggies + the spinach. 
Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the spinach is cooked to your liking. Make sure you taste and season throughout the process! :) 


11/01/2013 4:03pm

It was so great meeting you at the event! I look forward to many more meetups in the near future! Love your blog! xo


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