You don't have to be sick to enjoy a bowl of chicken soup during these super cold days of winter. A heartier version of this elixir for many can be found on the pages of the Saint Peter's Better Health Library. at 218 calories per serving, this recipe packs in healthy ingredients such as brown rice.

  • 1/2 cup raw brown rice
  • 1/3 cup medium barley
  • 1/3 cup red lentils
  • 1/3 cup yellow split peas
  • 2 large ribs, celery, sliced
  • 4 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, depending on taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 12 cups water
Visit Better Health Library for directions. 

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