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Today’s post has a recipe, of course, but it also includes so much more. I want to spend some time talking about how I keep the people that I love healthy, and how, together, you and I can help increase access to clean water for communities in need.
Personally, I’m so very happy that cold and flu season is almost over. It’s been a rough one for us, and balancing being a parent and employee is pretty tough when your child is sick every few weeks! Having a sick kiddo is sad and stressful, and it can totally disrupt your routine. Heaven forbid that you also get sick, which adds insult to injury! I’ve learned that having a few things on hand can help ease the burden. First, I make this Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, which is so easy and comforting. Sure, it’s a little different than traditional chicken noodle soup, but the flavors are still mellow and it’s so hearty. This thai chicken noodle soup is perfect for a sick kiddo (or parent! ) I also keep lots of saltine crackers on hand during the winter, and Emergen-C®. The Emergen-C is for myself. I take Vitamin C, Zinc, and other things that help my immune system stay strong.
I love supporting companies like Emergen-C because I know that they’re doing more than just helping me stay healthy. Emergen-C has raised awareness for charitable causes like breast cancer awareness and research and poverty alleviation, and they donate cold, hard cash to long-term partners like charity: water. Did you know that around 663 million people in our world still lack access to clean and safe drinking water? charity: water is a non-profit that dedicates 100% of its public donations to funding sustainable, lasting water solutions for the communities that are most in need. Funds donated by Emergen-C will be allocated to communities in Ethiopia, where the situation is dire. It’s hard to imagine spending the bulk of your day working towards the most basic of needs, and it has a real impact on the girls and women in those communities. When those of us who have ready access to clean water go through the pains of coming down with a cold or flu, we fall behind at work or school. It’s hard, but it’s temporary for us. It’s not temporary for the women and girls who spend around 3 hours daily hauling water for their families. These hours spent walking to find water limit the ability of these girls to attend school every day, not just the few days per year that they fall ill. Luckily, there is an easy way we can all help! I participated in the #40Pounds Challenge, and would love for you to join me!
Please join me in lifting the burden for the women and young girls who spend much of their day hauling water. Emergen-C and charity: water are kicking off the #40Pounds Challenge to raise money and awareness for communities in Ethiopia that lack access to clean drinking water.. This challenge asks each of us to find household items that weigh up to 40 pounds, and take a picture of ourselves carrying these items. The 40 pounds represents the average weight of a full Jerry Can that women and young girls have to carry long distances, each day, to provide water for their families; a burden that keeps these young girls from attending school and women from working full-time. Upload your picture to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #40Pounds and tag @EmergenC. For every photo uploaded, Emergen-C will donate $5 to charity: water to help bring clean drinking water to communities in Ethiopia.
- 1 lb chicken breasts
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup matchstick carrots
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 3 tbsp fresh chives
- 1 tbsp fresh basil (thai basil preferred)
- juice of one lime
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 7 ounces bean thread or super thin rice noodles (check asian aisle)
- Add chicken breast, water and soy sauce into crock pot. Cook covered on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 5-6.
- Remove chicken breast from crock pot, shred. Return to crock along with chicken broth, matchstick carrots, cilantro, chives, lime juice and pepper. Cover and allow to simmer on low for 10 minutes.
- Add noodles and stir to thoroughly cover in liquid. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until noodles are softened.
I am participating in a VIN campaign hosted by Emergen-C®. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Emergen-C and I make no claims about Emergen-C as a product or its effectiveness.