I LOVE Thai Food.
Unfortunately, it does not love my muffin top (or maybe loves it too much, it likes to hang out there, set up camp, chill). Thai food can be SUPER unhealthy. Lots of high fat ingredients, lots of frying. Lots of rice.
One of my very favorite dishes is green curry. Coconut milk, lime and spices combine to create the perfect hot, sour, sweet, salty dish. But you’re looking at upwards of 450 calories for regular green curry chicken – and that doesn’t include the rice. Eek.
The other day I was looking through an old cookbook from a little restaurant in my hometown and I found a recipe for a green curry chicken soup. Being a total soup fiend, I was intrigued. But alas, the coconut milk! Lots of white rice.
Feeling up to a challenge, I reworked the recipe using brown rice and light coconut milk, and adding bell pepper. And guess what? It’s only 280 calories per serving! That may sound like a lot for soup, but condsidering the damage you’d do with regular Thai takeout, it’s nothing.
Serve our Green Curry Chicken Soup with fresh thai basil, extra hot sauce if you like spice and limes for squeezing.