What a shock to the system it has been this week. After last weeks balmy autumn weather we have been pelted by arctic winds and driving rain. We knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier to tolerate. I had a PT session yesterday morning where the temperature read “feels like” 0.5 degrees! It was coffee time after that one. Just this morning our Mums and preschoolers group endured similar conditions. They worked out in the wet, cold and dirty conditions without complaining once (not that I heard anyway).
Anyway, with the cold weather upon us I thought I would post a nice winter warmer recipe that is high in protein. Chicken Quinoa Veggie Soup. Perfect for days like today. This can be made ahead and frozen into meal size portions to heat up.
You can use whatever veggies you want. This is my selection;I added 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1 cup of red lentils, 1 packet of chicken noodle soup(ommit for gluten free), 1/2 a cup of tri colored quinoa( you could add more) and 1 packet of raw tender loins to 2 and 1/2 litres of water with the veggies, roughly chopped. Cook for 2 hours and just mash the chicken and any large veggies until it becomes stringy. I did it still in the pot. I had some today and felt toasty and warm afterwards!