Here's a delicious way to enjoy noodles without the added carbohydrates. Using a vegetable peeler you will create long strips of carrots or zucchini that make great substitutes in your homemade soup without sacrificing flavor.
In a large soup pot, place the coconut oil over medium high heat.
Add the garlic and chicken thighs and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the butternut squash cubes and chopped kale, continuing to cook for 5 minutes.
Add the salsa and chicken broth and bring to a low boil.
Wash the carrots, and then use a vegetable peeler to create long, flat "noodles". Add to the pot. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 40 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the pot and pull the chicken meat from the bones. Use an immersion blender to puree 1/3 of the vegetables. Return the meat to the pot and discard the bones. Add most of the cilantro, saving just enough to garnish each bowl. Serve warm.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 306 calories, 19g fat, 528mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 23g protein