I have been having so much fun participating in The Great American FreshOver Project with Ziploc. American families everywhere are eating more fresh meals during the day. Rachael Ray is sharing tips and recipes that you can find on the Ziploc Facebook page.
Today, I’ll be sharing a couple of great FreshOver treats including an original FreshOver recipe, a sweepstakes and a giveaway to help you on your FreshOver journey.
One of my family’s favorite dinners is chicken soup. I chose to “FreshOver” this dinner to make it healthier and heartier. Instead of noodles, I added barley and I added lots of fresh vegetables.
Hearty Chicken Barley Soup with Vegetables
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 medium carrots, halved and sliced
4 stalks of celery, diced
3 cups diced fresh green beans, haricot verts
3 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
3 cups cooked barley
32 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon whole grain brown mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1. Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. 2. When hot, add onion, carrots, celery, and green beans. 3. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. 4. Add garlic, stirring for 1 minute. 5. Stir in chicken, barley, broth, mustard, salt, pepper and thyme. 6. Reduce heat to low and simmer on low until ready to serve. Season with additional seasonings if desired.
Makes 8-10 servings.
Best of all, this soup is easy to pack in a Ziploc Brand Twist n’ Loc Container for any easy, healthy lunch.
I hope you enjoy!
Also, check out the Great American FreshOver Sweepstakes with Ziploc:
Ziploc Brand is hosting The Great American FreshOver Sweepstakes from March 5, 2012 through May 5, 2012. Fans can enter on the Ziploc Brand Facebook page by “liking” the page and offering a FreshOver food idea, in the form of a recipe or tip in text. During the sweepstakes, fans will be rewarded with access to exclusive Rachael Ray videos and tips, weekly prize drawings, coupons and one lucky grand prize winner will win a trip for two to experience the ultimate culinary experience in America’s food capital – New York City. Grand prize winners will stay in New York City for three nights and four days, can eat at the most sought after “fresh” restaurants and swap recipes with Rachael Ray. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to participate.
Make sure you enter to win a FreshOver Prize Pack Giveaway full of fun prizes worth more than $120.
The prize pack includes a signed copy of Rachael Ray’s Look+Cook cookbook, cooking utensils, a cooking wok and Ziploc Brand Bags and Containers.
Here’s How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment here and tell us, “What is your favorite healthy snack to munch on during the day?”
2. Sweeps ends Monday March 5th, 8pm, PST. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and notified by
email. Giveaway provided by Ziploc.
*I have partnered with Ziploc® Brand and am being compensated for my posts. However, my opinions on the product are my own.