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Is MSG considered a “good, honest ingredient?”

I kind of chuckled at this paragraph above the ingredient list on this soup.   According to Campbell’s, good and honest ingredients include MSG, flavoring, and a host of other additives made with GMO corn and soy.


Here is a better option from Pacific Natural Foods.  And (bonus), it’s a BPA free container.  Now THAT is honest.  :)


And, an even better option is homemade soup.  This used to seem really complicated and time consuming to me, until I started using my crockpot.   Here are the REALLY simple steps I take to have super healthy chicken broth for soup OFTEN.

Step 1 – Buy a rotisserie chicken at Whole Foods and use the chicken for dinner (woo-hoo!  No-cook-dinner).

Step 2 – throw some chunks of onion, carrots, celery (or whatever you have) in the bottom of the crockpot.  Put the chicken bones, skins, pieces on top.  Add some spices (garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, whatever you like) and a bay leaf.  Fill the crockpot with water (about 1/2 in from the top).  Cover and cook on low overnight.  ** For even more flavor add a chunk of fresh ginger and a tablespoon of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.

Step 3 – Drain the broth in the morning with a mesh sieve.  Done.  Sometimes I use it for soup at lunch, or put it in 1 cup portions in ziploc bags in the freezer.

Now, if you REALLY like follow a recipe (like me), here is the Overnight Crockpot Chicken from 100 Days of Real Food.

Soup is truly a healing food, especially when made from homemade bone broth.  You can read more about the benefits of bone broth here and here and here and here……. I could go on forever.  :)

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