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Almost Grain Free Diet Day 23: Setting The Pace

Posted Oct 15 2010 7:09am

I received a box of Pace Picante samples this week from Foodbuzz, courtesy of Pace . Many thanks to Pace and Foodbuzz for this generous sample!

It has an entirely wholesome list of ingredients and, best part: GRAIN FREE!! Perfect timing! :mrgreen:

It’s pretty high in sodium, so I plan to use one serving and mix it with more tomatoes to stretch it further. It would be awesome if they came out with a lower sodium option! I’d buy it by the truckload, LOL. I haven’t tried these samples yet, but I already have a dozen ideas for it. Yum!

Disclaimer for FTC: Pace did not solicit my review or pay me for promotion of their products, nor did I receive any other form of compensation. These samples were obtained freely without any further obligation.

The chilly weather has definitely settled in this week. Brrrrrrr!! What’s better on a brisk fall day than a hot bowl of soup, right? :)

Chicken No Noodle Soup


  • 1.25 lb skinless chicken tenders or chicken breast
  • 1 quart, plus 2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth (I used veggie broth)
  • 3 to 4 carrots, sliced or diced
  • 3 to 4 large stalks celery, sliced or diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, optional


Add all ingredients to crock pot or large covered pot with low heat on back burner;  let cook for 6-10 hours or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. When chicken is very tender, gently break apart all large chunks with long fork or other cooking utensil until all chicken is shredded.

Makes 4-6 servings

I know, it looks like beef stew! The chicken started out as white meat, but I think the turmeric and vegetable broth darkened it as the soup cooked down. :lol: It still tasted like white meat chicken, though.

I had a bowl of it with one of the grain-free white cheddar pumpkin seed rolls I made the day before. Delicious!

I splashed a little Tabasco in my soup to kick it up a few notches. :twisted: I made a side of noodles for Dustin to add in, but I enjoyed it without the noodles. It was SOUPer yummy! ;)

Tuesday’s Almost Grain Free Diet Menu

  • Medium banana
  • About an ounce of reduced fat/sodium cheddar cheese
  • Mixed nuts
  • .75 oz mild cheddar cheese
  • Deviled egg
  • Bowl of chicken no noodle soup
  • Grain-free homemade white cheddar pumpkin seed roll
  • Salad: romaine lettuce, baby spinach, red cabbage and radicchio cole slaw, EVOO + red wine vinegar
  • 2 Sargento reduced fat mozzarella string cheese
  • Two 3 Musketeer minis
  • 1/2 cup Haagen Dazs Five ice cream – coffee flavor

Yeah, with Aunt Flo in town, ice cream was a must. I love Haagen Dazs Five (five ingredients!); it’s so creamy and rich, yet lower in fat/calorie than their regular. It’s blissful! I still have 1/3 of the pint left since Tuesday, so I think I’ve paced myself pretty well. ;)

Question: What is your favorite Haagen Dazs flavor?

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