Chicken Tortilla Soup for Diabetes Meal Plans

This chicken tortilla soup is a healthy choice for diabetic meal planning. Ingredients

2 14 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 14-1/2 ounce can no-salt added stewed tomatoes

2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast

2 cups frozn peppers and onions

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

4 of 6 inch corn tortillas

In a 3 and 1/2 quart slow cooker, combine chicken broth, undrained tomatoes, chicken, frozen vegetables, garlic, and crushed red pepper.

Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high heat setting for 3 to 3 and 1/2 hours.

Before serving, preheat oven to 350. Cut tortillas into 1/2 inch-wide strips. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Let cool on baking sheet.

To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with tortilla strips and, if desired, light sour cream, sliced jalapeno peppers, and additional crushed pepper.

Nutrition per 1 and 1/2 cups each:

229 calories

3 grams total fat

60 mg cholesterol

579 mg sodium

23 grams carbohydrate

4 grams fiber

27 grams protein