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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Soup Sunday- Chicken Tortellini Soup

" I live on good soup, not on fine words."  Moliere

Chicken Tortellini Soup

 Today's soup is a really easy one to put together. I think it took me less than 30 minutes to make. I used a crab tortellini, but you can use any type.  This has been a good winter for soup. More days of sub zero temperatures.

4 Servings
346 calories

 5 cups chicken broth
1 package tortellini
1 lb Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup frozen peas
4 ounces of sliced portabella mushrooms
2 carrots peeled and sliced
6 ounce bag of baby spinach

Place broth in large pot and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Cook for 7 – 9 minutes until the tortellini are tender.

Stir in the vegetables except for the spinach. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add spinach a hand full at a time. Serve immediately.

Chris Wodke Duathon National Championship 2013

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 142 members in 28 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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