Clean Thai Coconut Soup

The other night, while I was meal planning, I came upon this book that I had totally forgotten that I had! It was a book I had found on the bargain shelf (see the price in the bottom right hand corner of the picture!) and it has some really great stuff!  Unfortunately, most of the recipes are laden with fat and calories, so I must have shoved it in the back of the cabinet and forgotten about it. 

But, I flipped through (I love food porn!), and as I was flipping through, I saw this next picture, which not only caught my eye, it made my MOUTH WATER.  I LOVE Thai coconut soup and green curry became one of my FAVORITE flavors when I was vegan.  I was determined to make this soup in a healthy, clean way.  Here is my version of their recipe (including amazing nutritional content!).  ENJOY!!!!

Clean Thai Coconut Soup

based on the recipe from “Simple Weeknight Favorites”

Thai Coconut Soup

Ingredients:
3 tbsp. fish sauce
2 chicken breasts (6 ounces each), skinless with fat trimmed
2 tbsp. green curry paste
1 pound Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
4 cups chicken broth (low sodium and organic, if possible)
1 can LIGHT coconut milk
1 cup snow peas – cut on the bias
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger (you can use a few dashes of dried ginger if you are in a pinch)
a few drops of liquid stevia
3 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
 
Directions:
Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and add chicken breast and a tbsp of fish sauce and allow to boil.  Cook chicken until it is around 160 degrees.  Take off heat and set aside.  In another pot, add the green curry paste and the ginger and saute on medium heat until fragrant (around 30 seconds).  Add chicken broth, coconut milk, remaining fish sauce and sweet potatoes.  Cook until the potatoes are almost tender (around 8 minutes).  Shred the chicken and add to the pot along with the lime juice, snow peas, stevia, and cilantro.  Cook until the snow peas are bright green (around 3 or 4 minutes).  ENJOY!!!
 
Nutrition:
Per Serving (makes 6 Servings):
Calories: 180
Fat: 4.9g
Carbohydrates: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
Sugar: 5g
Protein: 16.6 g
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About Pepper A.K.A "Greek Lightning"

Wife, mom of 2, roller derby athlete, lover of heavy weights and sprinting like the wind, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods addict, pharmaceutical employee by day, bodybuilding cupcake baking superhero by night.
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