This has quickly become one of my favorite meals to make– it’s got all the rich flavors of the comfort food version, but has been cleaned up quite a bit! It also takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, so it’s great for a weeknight meal and my two year old loves it! It has 15 grams of protein and only 185 calories and is also packed with veggies so you get an extra boost of nutrition. If you like clam chowder, I feel pretty safe guaranteeing that you will love this!
This is from the Beachbody Blog and it’s a great place to check for some good clean-eating recipes.
Total Time: 40 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 8 servings, approx. 1 cup each
5 tsp. olive oil, divided use
2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium stalks celery, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes
1½ tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme (or dried thyme leaves)
1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1½ cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
1½ cups clam juice
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cups chopped clams
1. Heat 2 tsp. oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add turkey bacon and onions; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
3. Add celery, carrots, potatoes, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes.
4. Add vegetable broth and clam juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Gently boil for 15 minutes.
5. Heat remaining 3 tsp. oil in medium saucepan over medium heat.
6. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes.
7. Add 1 cup of hot liquid from medium saucepan; whisk until well blended. Add this thickened mixture back to medium saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened.
8. Add almond milk and clams; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened.
For the 21 Day Fix/Hammer and Chisel/22 Minute Hard Corps plans this counts as:
1/2 Red, 1/2 Yellow, 1/2 Green, 1 tsp.