Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Chinese Chicken Soup
When you are in it for the long run, it is not enough just to eat low carb. As the food provider for my family, I want to make sure they have nutritious food as well. Dark green leafy vegetables are way up there on the super food list. Getting my guys to eat them is not so easy. For lunch today, we had the Triple Play meal of Chinese Chicken Soup. The star of the recipe is Bok Choy.
Whole Health MD says,"It is rich in Vitamin C and contains significant amounts of nitrogen compounds known as indoles, as well as fiber--both of which appear to lower the risk of various forms of cancer. Bok choy is also a good source of folate (folic acid). And with its deep green leaves, bok choy has more beta-carotene than other cabbages, and it also supplies considerably more calcium. The stalks and leaves have quite different textures, so in culinary terms, it's like getting two vegetables for the price of one."
The dark green upper leaves cook up tender, and the bottom white stalks are similar to the crunch of a stringless celery. The flavor is quite mild, and blends well with the soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil that marinated the Chinese Chicken. This soup is definitely one of those recipes that keeps us from getting bored. Variety is the spice of life. China for lunch, and for dinner, we will go to Mexico for some 2 E.Z. Enchilada Skillet.