Imagine

You’re looking in the mirror and you did it. After all those days, weeks, months of training, you reached your goal weight. You’re looking in the mirror rubbing your perfect flat stomach. Your face is also slimmer looking, your thighs look slimmer. You did it. You’re right where you want to be.

Kickin' Chicken Tortilla Soup


I don’t know about y'all, but chicken tortilla is my all-time favorite soup. Never had a bowl I didn’t like. My version is a little different than what you might get at a restaurant in that it’s super low in calories and fat, albeit without sacrificing the flavor. “But Misty, I don’t don’t have time to cook. I’d rather just grab a bowl from Panera.” Skip the drive-thru. This is literally the easiest thing ever to throw together. No pre-cooking required. Just dump everything in your slow cooker and go! It takes less than ten minutes, and that includes the time it takes to chop an onion. Don’t feel like cutting one up? Buy frozen diced onion. Easy-peasy! Even if you swear you’re useless in the kitchen, you can make this. I promise. So get on it. ;) 

 If you make this for yourself, post a pic and tag #OhHealthYes so I can see! Thoughts? Questions? Let me know! 

 Happy cooking!

Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup

Serves: 8 | Serving Size: 1½ cups

Calories: 196 | SmartPoints™: 5

Prep: 10 min. | Cook: 4-8 hr.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 12-oz. bag frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1 16-oz. jar salsa
  • 1 4-oz. can chopped green chilies
  • 1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

1. Add the chicken to the bottom of your slow cooker. Then top with onion, beans, corn, salsa, and chilies. Sprinkle on the seasoning, then pour the broth over everything.

2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

3. When done, turn off the heat then remove the chicken and shred well. Return to the pot then give the soup a good stir. Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Calories: 196 | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Carbs: 26g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 18g

Weight Watchers SmartPoints™: 5

I like to top this soup with tortilla strips, a sprinkle of reduced-fat shredded cheese, a couple splashes of hot sauce, a dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt or sour cream, and sometimes even a little chopped cilantro. Garnishes are not included in nutritional information.