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Skinny Forty Carrots Chicken Soup at Bloomingdales NYC

Right after Thanksgiving each year, I visit New York City with my mom, sister and aunt. We try to have at least a few lunches at Forty Carrots Cafe in Bloomingdales. My favorite thing on the menu is their chicken soup! The broth is so yummy, slightly sweet and not salty at all. It’s naturally sweet due to a bunch of chopped and shredded carrots. In addition, it’s loaded with chicken breast chunks, small pasta and fresh dill. Since I only get to New York once or twice a year, I decided to come up with a skinny home recipe. Instead of pasta, I’ve added broccoli slaw. It mimics noodles, tastes great in this soup and is so healthy for you. Each 2 cup serving has only 148 calories, 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of fiber and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. You are going to LOVE it!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


1 (48 oz) can Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 (32oz) containers Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 pound raw chicken breasts, (boneless, skinless), diced

1½ cups celery, sliced

1 cup carrots, chopped

1 cup onions, chopped

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon sage

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

3 cups broccoli slaw, see shopping tips

3 cups carrots, shredded, see shopping tips

3½ tablespoons fresh dill, chopped


1. In a large pot, add all the ingredients except broccoli slaw, shredded carrots and dill. Bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Remove cover, stir in broccoli slaw, shredded carrots and dill. Cover and cook for 10 more minutes.

Makes 12 cups, Each main course serving 2 cups

Food Facts
Forty Carrots Cafe is located on the 7th floor at Bloomingdales in New York City. It’s such a popular lunch cafe and is always packed with women taking a break from shopping!

In 1934 Campbell’s introduced condensed chicken noodle soup. It’s one of their most popular flavors. It’s also among the top 10 food items sold in major grocery stores.

Healthy Benefits
There’s been many studies on the health benefits of chicken soup. Although studies have shown it’s not a cure for the common cold, it does help alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms that come with it.

Carrots have been renowned for their health benefits. They’re just about the best source of vitamin A.

Broccoli slaw has a bounty of vitamins A and C, plus an impressive fiber content. It boasts all the benefits of broccoli, simply in shredded form (along with a few carrots and the occasional purple cabbage leaf).

Shopping Tips
I’ve tried most of the chicken broths available and my favorite is Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth. It comes in a 10, 32, and 48 ounce container.

You’ll find bags of shredded carrots and broccoli slaw in most supermarkets and Trader Joe’s.

Storage Tip
This soup freezes great. Divide and freeze in pint or quart size containers.

Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 cups serving
148 calories, 1g fat, 0mg chol, 22g protein, 14g carbs, 4g fiber, 1040mg sod., 6g sugar

FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe

Find more delicious, skinny recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Tuesday 28th of January 2014

So yummy this time of year. Thanks Annie and Sharon for sharing one of my favorite chicken soup recipes!

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