Chicken and Orzo soup with Lemon and Dill
Chicken and Orzo Soup with Lemon and Dill
YOU GUYS! This soup is amazing. Its an absolute favorite, and we had no trouble eating this for a whole week. In fact, I could have eaten more! It’s a great twist on the standard chicken noodle soup, just switch out the noodles for orzo pasta, throw in some leek, dill, and lemon and you’ve got yourself a fun bright flavored soup! I’ve really been into soups since summer ended, plus they’re the easiest thing to cook when you’re prepping such large quantities. chop ingredients, throw your stuff in a pot, cook, portion, and bam! you’re done! Lately, to save time for my weekly meal prep I do one soup recipe and one non-soup, whatever that may be. For example, this week it was beef stew and chicken fried rice. I’m all for being smart with my time right now, life has been so crazy!
I’ve still been meal prepping regularly and maintaining my weight loss. I’m still struggling to continue to lose weight at this point but I’m still so happy with where I’m at, that its hard to be mad about it! I’m sitting at a good spot with my weight loss that I’m ok taking a maintenance break until life slows down after the holidays. BUT!! This doesn’t mean I get to stop and do whatever I want! Oh no, no way. I will still be meal prepping and be eating within a certain calorie allowance but I will not be restricting myself at family dinners and other events.
I have been really busy lately. The change in our family routine with Anna in school and after-school activities has made me have to pull back on some things so I can avoid becoming a crazy person. For this reason, I haven’t had time to take pictures of the food I cook or write up the recipes regularly. I’ve also been leaning back on old recipes that are easy and quick to cook which honestly, makes for very boring blog fodder! I have had a little bit of a block on what to write about on here because I’ve mostly been going through the motions.
Something I’m considering to get things going in January is a fun weight loss challenge, where we each bet on ourselves! I did a small one with friends a few years ago and it worked really well for me because, HELLO I’m competitive! so watch out for a “New Year New You Diet Bet”. If anyone is interested send me an email or comment below and I will contact you when its time to get started!
So give this amazing soup a try and keep your eyes peeled for the DIET BET!