• 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 cup frozen carrots and peas
  • 1 large zucchini, (spiral cut into noodles)
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, with tails off
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 green onions, sliced

A tasty and satisfying soup that will help you kick off or keep that resolution

Tales of the Dinner Belle

By Brenda Stanley

If you’re like millions of other people, you have made a resolution to lose weight or just eat healthier. It’s a wonderful goal to set, but it can be difficult to keep. My Chinese new year’s soup might be just the thing to help you in attaining your goal.  The warm and savory broth is loaded with veggies that are full of flavor and the shrimp and egg add protein to keep you satisfied. This soup is not only delicious it is low carb and low calorie.  Plus, you’ll be getting those servings of vegetables that you need.  It’s a tasty way to get a healthy start on the New Year.  Happy 2020!

Belle’s Chinese New Year’s Soup

5 cups chicken broth

3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

½ onion, sliced very thin

1 cup frozen carrots and peas

1 large zucchini, (spiral cut into noodles)

3 green onions, sliced

1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, with tails off

1 beaten egg

3 green onions, sliced

In a large pot, mix together the broth, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce, and bring to a boil. Add the yellow onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and peas. Simmer for about 10 minutes.  Add the zucchini noodles and simmer another 5 minutes.  Add the shrimp and cook until slightly pink.  While stirring in one direction, slowly pour the egg into the soup in a thin stream. Cook one minute more. Garnish with the green onions.