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Happy Hump Day- Almost Over

8 Dec

Yesterday, my day got a little changed when the husband really started not to feel good.  I was planning on doing hot yoga last night, but had to postpone it to make the H some semi-homemade tortilla soup, by request.  Before I go into the recipe, here are my eats from the last few days;


  • Breakfast- PB toast and coffee


  • AM Snack- Organic granny smith apple and raw almonds
  • Lunch-  Whey chocolate protein shake
  • PM Snack-  Ezekiel pita and organic jalapeno hummus


  • Dinner- Tortilla Soup



  • Breakfast-  1 piece of Ezekiel low sodium bread with 2 eggs, organic shredded pepper jack cheese and hot sauce


  • AM Snack-  Organic granny smith apple and raw almonds
  • Lunch-  Whey chocolate protein shake
  • Dinner- Leftover Tortilla soup with 1 Ezekiel pita



Semi-Homemade Tortilla Soup


  • 1 packet Bear Creek soup starter- Tortilla flavor
  • 1 large can of black beans
  • 1 large can of organic crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 box of stock- I used chicken
  • jalapenos
  • 2 precooked cut chicken breasts (optional)
  • Organic shredded pepper jack cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon (optional)
  • 1 medium onion- diced (I forgot this part)

Bring 10 cups of water to a boil along with the stock.  Once boiling, add the soup starter, beans, tomatoes, chicken (optional), jalapenos and onion.  Simmer for 15-30 minutes.  While the soup is simmering, mix the 1 cup of Greek yogurt with the juice from 1/2 the lemon to make sour cream.  Serve and Enjoy!

Ready to cook a comfort meal for the Husband


Boil water and stock then add the remaining ingredients- so quick and easy


We had baked organic chicken in the fridge that I decided to cut up and add to the soup



While the soup was simmering, I shredded organic pepper jack cheese



Then made the sour cream.  Greek yogurt + 1/2 lemon juice = Sour Cream

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Top the soup with cheese and sour cream to make it even more delicious!  Eat and enjoy!


I love having soup in the winter since it is so warm, comforting and filling!  We topped dinner off with a cup of chamomile tea!  It was a great meal.  After dinner, we watched Glee!  <—Love that show!  Tonight we are keeping it low key.  The husband is napping (trying to beat his cold) and I am guessing we will get to bed early to ensure a great workout in the morning!

Question:  What is your favorite flavor of soup?    I think mine would have to be classic chicken noodle!