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Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup

Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup

It is officially soup season.  The only thing I’ve been drawn to cook and to eat lately has been SOUP.

And, despite the way it’s been looking on NTTC… I promise that this is not becoming a soup blog.  But for now… here’s another soup recipe!

It’s warm comforting, and there are just ENDLESS options.  When I spotted this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a go.  It’s reminiscent of cabbage rolls (a family favorite), but made in a fraction of the time, and eaten with a spoon.

I enjoyed this batch of soup over several days and even froze a few servings for the chilly days to come.  Thanks, Gina, for another incredible recipe!

Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup

From Skinnytaste

Serves 7

INGREDIENTS

1 lb 90% lean ground beef

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced carrot

28 oz. can diced or crushed tomatoes

5 cups chopped green cabbage

4 cups reduced sodium beef stock

2 bay leaves

cooking spray

optional garnish: green onion

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Add ground beef and salt to a large pot or dutch oven prepared with cooking spray.  Cook until browned breaking the meat up into small pieces as it cooks, 3 to 4 minutes.  Optional:  Remove to a food processor to finely grind the meat.

2.  Once the meat is cooked, add the onion, celery and carrots and saute 4 to 5 minutes.

3.  Add the tomatoes, cabbage, beef stock and bay leaves.  Cover and cook on low for 40 minutes.

4.  Remove bay leaves.  Serve and enjoy!  Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Per 1 1/2 cup serving:

CAL 181; FAT 6g; CARBS 14g; PROT 15.5g; SUG 4.5g; FIB 2g

WW Points+: 4; WW Smart Points: 3

 

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Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 11/08/2017.

The post Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup appeared first on No Thanks to Cake.

It is officially soup season.  The only thing I’ve been drawn to cook and to eat lately has been SOUP. And, despite the way it’s been looking on NTTC… I promise that this is not becoming a soup blog.  But for now… here’s another soup recipe! It’s warm comforting, and there are just ENDLESS options….

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Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Big Bowl Ramen

Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Big Bowl Ramen

I’ve been home for less than 24 hours from my October vacation adventures, and I’m eager to get back into my routine.  With that, I spent my day filling my fridge with beautiful veggies for the week.  I’m back out on the road, but for now… I’m just going to savor being home and cook my little heart out!

Today’s recipe is really one of those “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” dishes… but if you’re craving a big bowl of ramen, you’re in for a treat.  You’ll see from the “ingredients” pic below, that I added even more things I was creating this recipe.

This recipe makes a BIG bowl of amazing ramen.  Get your chopsticks and spoon ready, y’all!

Big Bowl Ramen

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 package Jenny Craig Ramen Noodle Bowl with Chicken and Veggies

10 snow peas, cut in half

1 tsp. garlic, minced (about 1 clove)

1/4 cup sliced onion

1/2 cup shredded cabbage

1/2 cup spiralized carrots

cooking spray

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 tsp. soy sauce, reduced sodium

1 tsp. rice vinegar

1/2 tsp. ginger, grated

Optional Garnish

1 Tbsp. sliced scallions

2 slices jalapeno

lime wedge

sriracha

cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  In a medium saucepan prepared with cooking spray, add garlic, onions, carrots, and cabbage.  Saute for about 7 minutes until wilted stirring often.

2.  Meanwhile, cook your ramen in the microwave for 3 minutes

3.  Add your ramen to the saucepan with the veggies.

4.  Next, add ginger, broth, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.  Stir to combine.  Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes, to combine flavors.

5.  Top with optional garnishes, based upon your preference and enjoy!

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Disclaimer:  I receive a program discount from Jenny Craig; however, all of the opinions and comments about the program are exclusively my own and do not necessarily represent that of the brand.

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Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Big Bowl Ramen originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 10/17/2017.

The post Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Big Bowl Ramen appeared first on No Thanks to Cake.

I’ve been home for less than 24 hours from my October vacation adventures, and I’m eager to get back into my routine.  With that, I spent my day filling my fridge with beautiful veggies for the week.  I’m back out on the road, but for now… I’m just going to savor being home and cook…

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Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Now that I’m back on track with the program, I’ve got so many great ideas for how to pump up the menu.  While the Jenny Craig menu is delicious on its own, I think it’s so fun to add fresh and free ingredients to add flavor and a little something interesting to my menu.

This recipe did exactly just that… and frankly, I loved it.  And, even though I know it’s true, it’s hard to believe this mason jar salad started its day as a chicken sandwich.

Not only did I transform the Jenny Craig Chicken Sandwich into this beautiful salad… but I also modified the Jenny Craig Balsamic Dressing into a tangy Asian vinaigrette.

The secret to building a perfect mason jar salad is to load the bottom of your jar with salad dressing and crunchy veggies that can handle soaking in the dressing without becoming soggy.

The mason jar itself serves as a container for the salad until you’re ready to eat it.  When you dump the ingredients into a bowl, the dressing at the bottom of the jar pours beautifully over the salad.

Note:  This is a GREAT dish to prep on Sunday night to eat later in the week.  It will travel nicely to the office, just make sure you have a big bowl handy to serve it in!

Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 Jenny Craig Grilled Chicken Sandwich

1 cup butter lettuce

1 cup savoy cabbage, sliced thinly

1/3 cup cucumber, spiralized

1/3 cup shredded carrot

1/4 cup shredded golden beets

1/8 cup green onion, sliced

1/8 cup edamame

1 packet Jenny Craig Balsamic Dressing

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 tsp. reduced sodium soy sauce

1 tsp. rice wine vinegar

crushed red pepper flakes, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  In a small bowl, combine the balsamic dressing, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and crushed red pepper.  Whisk to combine.  Note:  I always add peppers, as I love it spicy; however, leave them out if you prefer.

2.  Cook your chicken sandwich per the package instructions.  Remove the chicken breast to a cutting board and dice your chicken into cubes and set aside.  Toast your bun to create crunchy croutons.  Dice half of the bun after you toast it and reserve for croutons.  Feel free to set the other half aside to eat with your meal.

3.  Begin to load up your mason jar, starting by adding the dressing first.

4.  Add your bell pepper.

5.  Add your carrots, beets, and edamame next.

6.  Layer your cucumbers and chicken next.

7.  Next, add your greens and top with green onions.

8. Stuff some parchment paper in the mouth of your mason jar, creating a pocket for your croutons.  This will help assure your croutons don’t get soggy.

9.  Seal your jar, and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat it.

10.  Remove your jar from the fridge, and dump it into a large bowl.  Top with croutons and enjoy!

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Click here to see a full listing of my Jenny Craig Recipe Creations!

Disclaimer:  I receive a program discount from Jenny Craig; however, all of the opinions and comments about the program are exclusively my own and do not necessarily represent that of the brand.

Related posts:

Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 08/17/2017.

The post Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad appeared first on No Thanks to Cake.

Now that I’m back on track with the program, I’ve got so many great ideas for how to pump up the menu.  While the Jenny Craig menu is delicious on its own, I think it’s so fun to add fresh and free ingredients to add flavor and a little something interesting to my menu. This…

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The post Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad appeared first on No Thanks to Cake.

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