I think a cooked vanilla pudding might be good. You could cut way back on any butter added if the recipe called for a lot.
Chicken Noodle Soup
1 T. olive oil
1 c. diced onion
coarse-grained salt and cracked black pepper
6 to 8 cups canned chicken broth (the best you can afford)
One 10-12 oz boneless, skineless chicken breast
3 cups sliced carrots (about 4 medium)
1 cup orzo or other small pasta or noodles
1 to 2 cups peas (frozen are fine)
1/2 cup loosely packed, roughly chopped flat-leafed parsley
In a medium soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, to pot and stir until evenly coated with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occaisionally, until translucent, about 15 minutes. Add a splash of chicken broth if onions are ever in jeopardy of burning.
When onion has completely softened, add chicken broth, chicken breast (left whole), and carrots to pot. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, or until chicken breast is cooked through. Remove chicken breast and shred when cool.
Meanwhile add orzo to soup and cook 10 minutes, until al dente, then add peas. Cook for another 5 minutes. Return chicken to pot along with the parsley. Taste and correct seasonings. Cook one minute more. Serve immediately.
(I have used shredded roasted or rotisserie chicken, but that would mean more fat. You could leave out the peas if your friend wouldn't like them. This soup is very good, but isn't so seasoned that it is hard on the stomach. I get a good boxed broth like Trader Joes' organic.)
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