Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Well-Together Challenge: Week 2

Last week, I began the Well-Together Challenge with food blogger Elle, from Elle's New England Kitchen. The Well-Together Challenge is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and matches up two bloggers with the premise that they will challenge each other to try something new in health and wellness. I have challenged Elle to re-introduce yoga into her life through short sessions 3-4 times a week. She has challenged me to try new meals that are easy to prepare and the whole family will enjoy. For my post from week one, click here. You can find Elle's here

The recipe I wanted to try for the first challenge was her Supreme Pizza Soup. I'll cut to the chase...SO DELICIOUS!

I followed her recipe fairly closely, though I cut the amount of stock in half because my pot wasn't big enough. It still tasted fine and had a brothy consistency, but I had to add more liquid when we had it for leftovers.

It took me about an hour from start to finish, so it is a great meal to make on the weekend when you have a little more time to prepare a meal and then you have plenty of soup for the rest of the week. You could save a little time by not making the breadsticks from scratch, but we are used to making our own pizza dough. 

The best thing (and most importantly), is that the boys loved it! Using alphabet pasta is a great idea to get kids interested eating something new. They had the best time taking a spoonful and calling out the letters as they ate them. It was very cute to watch!

I highly recommend trying this recipe, we will definitely be making it again! The great thing is that you can alter it and put in any pizza ingredients you like. 

Week Two Challenge -

This week is a busy one (honestly, what week isn't?), so I wanted to choose something that would be easy to throw together. 

Introducing Elle's Tortilla Wrapped Burgers

Photo courtesy Elle's New England Kitchen
Even though I live in Maine and the days and nights have gotten cold, we grill year-round...even in the snow. Nuts, I know. What intrigues me about this meal is that the boys can put it together themselves, choosing what and how much to put in their tortillas. A twist on tacos and burgers! It is a very versatile recipe that can be adapted to individual tastes.

Check back next Tuesday to see how these came out and what is in store for week three of the Well-Together Challenge. In the meantime, visit Elle's New England Kitchen and see how she's been doing in her yoga challenge and for more recipe ideas for your own family!

I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn.


  1. I love her tortilla wrapped burgers - great idea and I feel better then when there is a big bun involved. I also use lavash to wrap them in when I don't have tortillas around the house. Good luck on the challenge. ~ Denise, Chez Us

  2. So happy the soup was a hit. Unfortunately my kids "don't do soup". Ugh. Where did I go wrong? Maybe they'll try the pizza soup? :)

    They would love the tortilla burgers though. ;)

  3. I'm so happy that you and your family enjoyed the soup, Carrie! I agree, kids love alphabet noodles. And how adorable are your kids? I LOVE that you grill all year. We do occasionally in the winter time, but I think we will more this year, since we're moving our grill to the garage so we can just drag it out in the driveway when we want to grill.


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