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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Healthy Mexican Soup in My Crockpot

The Struggle is Real: Healthy Mexican Soup in My Crockpot

Craving healthy Mexican food? This easy crockpot soup is bursting with flavor and perfect for a gluten-free diet. Get the recipe and tips for customizing it to your taste!

Let's be honest, folks. Sometimes even the recipe queens hit a wall. As someone who thought they'd never run out of recipe ideas, my gluten-free lifestyle has definitely pushed my creativity.

But hey, there's a silver lining! Since following Dr. Li's dietary suggestions, my blood work looks fantastic. My cholesterol dropped a whopping 30 points in just six months! There's no denying the power of a healthy diet.

Speaking of healthy, sacrificing red meat hasn't been so bad (except for the occasional hamburger craving). It just shows you how changing your meals can make you feel better. However, this "new normal" has left me yearning for some variety, especially when it comes to Mexican food.

That's where today's recipe comes in! Craving a taste of south-of-the-border flavors, I decided to transform a classic Mexican dish into a hearty, healthy soup.

Healthy Crockpot Mexican Soup Recipe

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or anyone looking for a delicious and nutritious gluten-free meal. Plus, it's all done in your trusty crockpot – hello, easy cleanup!


  • 4 cooked and shredded chicken thighs
  • 4 celery hearts, thinly sliced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 (32-ounce) can tomato juice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen corn
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Throw everything (frozen or thawed) into your crockpot!
  2. Set it on low and let it simmer for 10 hours, or until everything is cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken thighs, shred them, and add them back to the pot.
  4. Serve hot and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro (optional).

My Husband's Suggestions:

My resident taste tester (aka husband) had some fantastic suggestions for customizing this recipe:

  • For a Mexican Tortilla Soup: Add crushed tortilla chips for a satisfying crunch.
  • Cheese Please! He says no Mexican dish is complete without cheese. Feel free to add your favorite shredded cheese on top.
  • Spicy Kick: For a bolder flavor, add some salsa or diced chili peppers.

The beauty of this recipe is its versatility! Get creative and add your favorite toppings to create your own perfect bowl of Mexican soup.

Help a Sister Out!

I confess, I'm feeling a bit stuck in a recipe rut lately. If you have any delicious and healthy dinner recipes you'd love to share, please leave a comment below! I'm always looking for new inspiration to try in my kitchen.

Whether you're a recipe aficionado or just enjoy browsing for project ideas, there's something for everyone here. Let's keep the recipe ideas flowing!

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