Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

Growing up, I thought chicken noodle soup had medical and healing results. If we were sick, cold, hurt or just having a bad day, Chicken noodle soup was the cure. I bet Chicken noodle soup would cure covid if they would just listen to those grandmothers out there.

I love soup of all kinds but I am limited with can soups as the all have a lot of sodium. Being on a low sodium diet means I try to eat foods with less than 5% sodium. Soups are over 21% and some are as high as 47%.

If you know me, then you know I lost 50lbs on Nutrisystem ( you can read my journey HERE). I used Nutrisystem for 4 years until I figured out that some of my health issues were because of too much sodium, so I had to give it up. Now I follow the eating habits I learned while being on the program. I have been able to keep the weight off for 5 years now. Well, I have put on an extra 15 lbs but I’m working on getting that off by Easter. They flew me to Florida twice for photo and commercial shoots but If they call me now,  I would probably have to turn it down. I still do live calls for them on QVC and HSN but I feel my time is ending. 

I mentioned Nutrisystem because they had a wonderful soup recipe on facebook the other day. They will often share recipes that follow along with their plan. The soup was Chicken Noodle Soup but made by using low sodium chicken broth and spaghetti squash instead of pasta noodles. I just had to give it a try.

Oh my goodness. It was delicious. I think the spaghetti squash was a perfect pasta substitute. It also called for Thyme. I didn't know you could even eat Thyme. I always thought it was just a natural fragrance. I guess we do learn something new every day. 

This soup was very tasty and I had enough to eat for two meals. I just kept the left overs in a mason jar and heated it back up for a quick healthy meal. Below are the ingredients. 

I added everything together except the squash and cooked it until the carrots were soft and then I added the spaghetti squash. 

My favorite soup is french Onion.
What is your favorite soup?

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  1. My experience is the same :)
    I will never forget my grandma's chicken soup which was a true little heaven for the palate. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Soups are my 'go to' also. I must try this one, sounds good. Oh yes on the weight loss you are our favorite subject when that comes up.
    Growing up mama made some great soup, but to this boy, nothing was better than Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, I still like it and a toasted cheese sandwich.
    Now I am remembering my childhood way back in the early 50's and running home for lunch, we lived beside the school in Valdese, NC. LOL
    Love ya, Hugs to Brother Nick,
    Sherry & jack
    PS: I 'typed to' to one of your commenters 'Crafty in the Med'. She lives in Alicante, Spain, the name hit me and I told Sherry, 'I've been there' but many years ago.

  3. When my kids were growing up, Thursday nights were 'leftover soup' nights. It always started with what was leftover and then we added whatever we thought. In all those years, I only had one failure, the veal-chicken-rice night.
    My favorite is also French onion but a local restaurant introduced me to Senate bean and cream of onion...oh my!

  4. This sounds like a good chicken noodle soup recipe!

  5. I love chicken noodle soup and make it often. I have a recipe that we really like.

  6. I am going to try that with the squash. It does look good.