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Grain Free Mexican Chicken Soup

It's that time of year here in middle TN. The time of year where all I want on a chilly evening is soup soup soup. But SO many soups are rice based or super heavy. I am LOVING going MORE grain free (I'm not 100% grain free, but through my mindful nutrition practice I've found that grains don't support my goals or my gut health). I based my recipe off of Danielle Walker's Against All Grain recipe and it turned out great.

Ingredients: 2lbs chicken breasts 2 cups of your favorite salsa (remember to check the label for added sugars!) 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth 3 cups of sweet potato, peeled & cubbed (OR butternut squash) 2 cups of peeled & sliced carrots 2 tsp lime juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp pink salt 2 cups frozen spinach Garnish: fresh cilantro or avocado Instructions: 1.) Place the chicken, salsa, broth, sweet potatoes, carrots, lime juice, garlic & salt in a stockpot over medium-high heat. 2.) Bring to a boil, then cover & simmer for 1 hour over medium-low heat 3.) Remove chicken from pot & shred (I like to use my Kitchen Aid Stand mixer to shred chicken). 4.) Scoop 2 cups of the veggies from the soup & place in blender w/ 1/4 cup of the broth from soup. Purée the veggies for 15 seconds and stir back into the soup. 5.) Add the chicken & spinach to the pot and simmer for 10 more minutes. 6.) Serve hot w/ sliced avocado and/or cilantro.

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