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Blog Special: Holiday Gifts – Part 1, Chicken Noodle Soup Mix

If you are looking for a comforting gift this holiday that is nutritious, give this soup mix a try. As winter arrives – along with cold and flu season – consider sharing a flavorful soup to beat the cold.

To make it into a give, see the directions below and watch the steps in the video too.  We have gift tags you can print and use to decorate your gift jars.

Note that dehydrated carrots are not commonly available in your local store. If you have a dehydrator, consider making your own dried carrots for the extra pop of color it adds to the mix.  I did this for our soup mix video (picture below).

Chicken-Noodle Soup Mix (serves 6)

Feel good about sharing a warm cup of soup on a cold day with friends and family.

3 cups whole-wheat small egg noodles, dry
2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
2 Tbsp dried celery flakes
2 Tbsp dried carrots (optional)
1 Tbsp sodium-free chicken bouillon granules or 2 bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. In a wide-mouth quart Mason jar, layer egg noodles, onion, celery, carrot (if using), bouillon, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper. Close lid and decorate as desired.

To prepare on stovetop:

1. To a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add jar contents with 5 cups of reduced-sodium chicken broth or water. If desired, add one 10-ounce can cooked chicken (drained) or 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken with broth and soup mix.
2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until noodles are tender and chicken is heated through. Add more broth or water if mixture appears too dry.
Nutritional analysis per serving (soup prepared with broth and without chicken): 110 calories, 1g fat, 490mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 7g protein

Nutritional analysis per serving (soup prepared with broth and chicken): 170 calories, 3g fat, 610mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 17g protein

Adapted from Oklahoma State University Extension Office, Gift Mixes

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