Ever since Baby A started eating solids, he has gone through regular phases of “eating” and “not eating”. There are days when feeding him is a breeze, and other days when he is either not in the mood or is unwell ( which is very often….thanks to him going to nursery!! )
It is this ” Hunger strike” phase that actually drives me mad 😉 as well as makes me ever so determined to find him dishes or foods that will actually tickle his fancy and his appetite.
This recipe for one, is life saving, in that it truly works every single time. I learned to make this simple chicken soup/ broth from my mom. This is my definition of honest food, that is flavourful and absolutely delicious. Baby A thoroughly enjoys this soup, be it a high fever, a blocked nose, or loss of appetite, he most often can’t stop licking his lips and going hmmmmm after every spoonful.
Hubby loves it too when he is feeling poorly, just a good sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper, it is magic.
As they say “Chicken Soup for the Soul“……….
Is it just an old wives tale, or does chicken soup really have some healing properties to sooth and make you feel better?
Well, Chicken soup has been scientifically proven to have several properties that make it useful in the treatment of certain illnesses.
Scientific studies also show that, an amino acid is released from chicken during cooking, that chemically resembles the drug acetylcysteine, prescribed for bronchitis and other respiratory problems and found in some cold medications. So its not a myth……drink up your chicken soup if you want to feel better :
Recipe Source: My Mom
Ingredients: ( For 1 serving of soup)
Small single piece of carrot (optional to remove after cooking)
Celery- 3 inch stick (optional to remove after cooking)
4. Taste the soup for seasoning, squeeze over a few drops of lemon juice. Pour the soup into a cup. Serve warm along with 2-3 chicken drummettes and a slice of wholegrain toast, or a couple of breadsticks.