Bookstores have multitudes of shelves dedicated to Chicken Soup for….. manuscripts filled with stories to warm the heart or have readers reaching for a Kleenex to dry tears. There is even one dedicated to Seniors and Bridge to Better Living could have written a few of its familiar stories! However, our staff is thinking with winter weather there may be something just as comforting… soup!

Several “unknown” people have fabricated soup quotes and every one of them are true… warming the heart and nourishing the soul.

“Soup is a hug in a bowl.”
“Soup is the magical elixir that heals and revives.” 
“Soup is a lot like life. It’s all about what you put into it.”

Soup is a diet staple. Henry Ford Health shares several tips about the benefits of soup.

Boosted Immunity Systems
Economical Ingredients
Freezes well

Hungry yet? Convinced soup is the answer? Recalling how generations of grandmothers tout the benefits of Chicken Noodle Soup? Bridge to Better Living subscribes to every soup excuse. Here is a recipe for you to either prepare or share with your Senior and loved ones.

Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 c Green onion, chopped
1/2 c White onion, chopped
4 14.5 oz cans low sodium Chicken broth
1 14.5 oz can low sodium Vegetable broth
1 cup (or more) Chicken, Chopped/Cooked
1 1/2 cup Egg noodles
1 cup Sliced carrots
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste


Chicken Noodle Soup Instructions

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter then cook onion and celery in butter until just tender (about 5 min). Pour in chicken and vegetable broth. Add chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.OPTION: Use one packet of dry Italian Dressing mix in lieu of the spices for your chicken noodle soup.

Sounds good doesn’t it?

Bridge to Better Living will assist you in your search for a warm spot to enjoy your soup. We believe in one-on-one services. Seniors even say Bridge to Better Living is just like having a warm bowl of soup with a very special friend. Contact us today.