With the winter months approaching fast my niece and I co-conspired to come up with this warm and comforting soup using ‘zoodles’ that’s easy on the waistline.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup diced onions

1 cup diced celery

3 cloves garlic, minced

5 (14.5 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth

1 cup sliced carrots

3/4 pound cooked chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 pinch dried thyme (optional)salt and ground black pepper to taste

3 zucchini squash, cut into ‘noodles’ using a spiral slicer or vegetable peeler

Method:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, and garlic in hot oil until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into the pot; add carrots, chicken, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer mixture until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Divide zucchini ‘noodles’ between six soup bowls; ladle broth mixture over the ‘noodles.’

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