Easy Tomato Basil Soup with Canned Tomatoes

This Tomato Basil Soup (with Grilled Cheese) is my new comfort food favorite. The tomato soup is creamy, flavorful, and smooth and pairs perfectly with this easy grilled cheese! Don’t have basil? Omit it for the ultimate pantry staple soup.

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Easy Tomato Basil Soup with Canned Tomatoes

I’ve had a lot of good tomato soup in my day, and this one is up there with all of my favorites. It’s rich and creamy, without any added dairy! The extra aromatic veggies add so much flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make with pantry staples! You will love this soup time and time again.

fresh tomato soup recipe

Do I need fresh tomatoes for tomato soup?

In a perfect world we’d have all these fresh tomatoes, but depending where you live and the season, it isn’t always a reality! You can make delicious (and easy) tomato soup without fresh tomatoes, and with canned tomatoes!

No basil? No problem!

You can omit the basil if you don’t have any fresh!

quick tomato soup recipe with canned tomatoes

What should I serve it with or garnish with?

Want other comforting soup recipes? Try these favorites:

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese
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Easy Tomato Basil Soup with Canned Tomatoes

This Fall Hash Brown Breakfast Skillet is packed with all  of the quintessential flavors of autumn! It’s the perfect hearty weekday breakfast (or brinner), and great for a weekend brunch! Hearty, nutrient-dense, and delicious!

Fall Hash Brown Breakfast Skillet

The hash browns in this dish make it SO perfect. Instead of dicing the potatoes, simply shred them! It adds wonderful texture to the dish.

P.S. Did you miss that I announced the first leg of the LCK BOOK TOUR? Make sure to RSVP before tickets run out!

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I hope you have an awesome weekend and that you LOVE this skillet! 



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Fall Hash Brown Breakfast Skillet

This Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken will soon become your favorite lunch or dinner. It’s packed with delicious flavor and comes together in a pinch! We ate it all week long on top of white rice or cauliflower rice, and it would be great over rice noodles with veggies, too!

Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

 Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

Week 2 of Slow Cooker Sunday is here and it’s a goodie! I am so happy to see so many of you making and sharing your Carne Asada from last week, so let’s keep it going strong this week!

Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

You put it all in…

Mix it up…Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

Then set it and forget it, and voila! Perfect Thai Curry chicken!

Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

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Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

Yields 4
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 4 hr
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Author: Lexi
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  • Place sliced onion in the bottom of the insert of your slow cooker.
  • Add coconut milk, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, sugar, and spices. Toss to combine.
  • Add in chicken and mix to coat.
  • Set on high for 4 hours. When done, shred with two forks.
  • Serve over white rice or cauliflower rice, garnish, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • For Whole30, omit the sugar.


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This Slow Cooker Carne Asada is the perfect set it and forget it meal. On top of a salad, nachos, in lettuce cups for healthier tacos — the options are endless!


Slow Cooker Carne Asada

A new series is HERE: Slow Cooker Sunday!! All Fall, I’ll be sharing a slow cooker recipe each Sunday for you to pop in your slow cooker and head out for the day, and then come home ready to eat and/or use for your weekly meal prep!

First of all, happy start of FOOTBALL! If you’ve read my blog for some time, you’ll know I love entertaining and creating spreads for Football Sunday– more than I love watching the games!

Another thing you’ll know if you’ve read my blog for a while is that the slow cooker is one of my all-time favorite kitchen tools for that reason. I love a no-fuss meal, and love not having to slave over the stove to make it! 

 Slow Cooker Carne Asada

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Are you as excited for this series as I am? I have so many awesome slow cooker recipes coming, and I’d love to hear if there are any you are hoping to see! Feel free to comment below or email me!

Slow Cooker Carne Asada

Wow, you guys! We are heading into week 4 of the Weekly Dinner Meal Plans!! Four weeks of dinner plans to help you keep those resolutions going. Don’t you worry, if you want to just start, here is week  1, week 2, week 3, and now… week 4!  I am so glad so many of you have been loving these and loving how you are feeling!

What else do I have to update you on? Well, I was feeling a little under the weather this week so I loaded up on vitamin C, soup, and a little R&R. I’ve also been testing, testing, testing for the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook which I will have lots of more details about, like preorder and all that jazz, SOON!

Also, I joined Snapchat so you should probably come follow me! —> Lexiscleankitch.


Monday: 30-Minute Taco Soup

Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Beef Barbacoa Bowls

Wednesday: Spicy Noodle Soup

Thursday: Slow-Cooker Roasted Chicken with a side of veggies (try my Harissa Cauliflower)

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Dinner Out

Sunday: One-Pan Moroccan Fish 


Click to download printable grocery list PDF here!

If you’d like to see more of these dinner plans, please comment below!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 4 (2016)

When I think of wings I naturally think of the fried and unhealthy variation from my good ‘ol college days, but that doesn’t always have to be the case! These Dry-Rub Grilled Wings are healthy, flavorful, and so simple to make! A perfect crowd pleaser for any occasion!

dry rubbed grilled wings

Father’s Day weekend = BBQ, BBQ, BBQ!

This week for Healthy Food Friday with American Express, let’s transform this wing party into a guilt-free one! These wings are flavor-packed and grilled to perfection. Plus, they are easy breezy! Perfect for anyone on grill duty this weekend.

dry rubbed grilled wings

Not much better than a bucket ‘o wings!

dry rubbed grilled wings

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dry rubbed grilled wings

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Dry-Rub Grilled Wings

Yield 4
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
Total Time 35 minutes

Author: Lexi
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Sriracha Mayo


  1. Place wings in a plastic bag and add in oil, garlic, and spices. Toss to combine.
  2. Let marinade for 30 minutes up to overnight.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat. Grease grill and place wings on.
  4. Let cook for 7 minutes then flip for a remaining 7, until no pink remains.
  5. Serve with sriracha mayo or desired dipping sauce!

Recipe Notes

*Bake these instead: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes. Using tongs, flip wings and bake for another 10 minutes. Broil for 1-2 minutes to get the wings extra crispy. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with dipping sauce!


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Dry-Rub Grilled Wings [VIDEO]

January means a new year and new goals, often revolving around healthy eating and transforming old habits into new ones to create a healthy lifestyle. Since that is the basis of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, you can imagine I love having new people on board and new visitors to LCK! Already this month has been amazing. I love hearing all about your new journeys, whether a Whole30, a 21DSD, or simply just eating better and working out!

In leu of all the January diet/detox kick-offs, American Express and I wanted to give you some easy healthy swaps to make your life easier, and to make you feel the best you can!Healthy Swaps for the New Year

Here are six recipes to get you started. They are all Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! 
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Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad over Garlicky Kale // Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Shakshuka // Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

Hearty Bolognese // Avocado BLT Egg Salad

Loaded Turkey Meatballs // Crock-Pot Asian Beef & Paleo Rice Bowls

How are you kicking off 2015? 

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Healthy Swaps for the New Year

I’ve been eating this simple (yet super flavorful) soup all week and it’s been hitting the spot on these cold cold days we are having here in Boston.

This soup is packed with protein and veggies and the perfect dinner meal, starter, or a nice light lunch! So many of you are on Whole30’s and 21DSD’s this month, so I am bringing you all sorts of compliant meal ideas! Make sure to connect on social media where I constantly share a ton of them 🙂Turkey Kale Soup

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Turkey Kale SoupWhat is your favorite type of soup and/or cold weather comfort food?

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Turkey Kale Soup

Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 45 min
Total Time 55 minutes

Author: Lexi
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  • In a large pot heat 1 tbsp olive oil and sauté garlic
  • Add in chopped onion, carrots, and celery and sauté for 7-10 minutes or until slightly soft
  • Add in ground turkey and let cook, stirring often, until browned
  • Massage kale with additional 1/2 tbsp of oil, roughly chop it, and add it into the pot
  • Once wilted, add in diced tomatoes and chicken broth, seasoning and salt and pepper
  • Bring to a boil, the reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Taste and adjust spices as desire

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    Chicken Milanese {grain-free, paleo-friendly} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Chicken Milanese is the perfect healthy spin on the Italian dish! It’s made with a paleo breaded chicken, topped with fresh tomatoes and served with a lemon dressed arugula salad. It’s the perfect late summer meal that is grain-free and totally delicious.

    Paleo breaded chicken with salad on platesPaleo Breaded Chicken Recipe

    Fried chicken, you guys! But not just any fried chicken, but paleo breaded chicken pan fried with healthy fats! This nutrient-dense delicious chicken recipe will be loved by all and nobody will know it’s grain-free! This chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I love chicken made Milanese style- which is fried in a pan and and topped with arugula, tomato, and layers of freshly grated parmesan! I like to serve mine with a few a bit of good quality parmesan but feel free to omit if you are totally dairy free!

    Chicken Milanese (Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Ingredients Needed

    Gluten free fried chicken with salad


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    Chicken Milanese

    Yield 4
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes

    Author: Lexi
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      Fried Chicken



      1. In a medium mixing bowl combine flours, salt, and ground black pepper.
      2. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs.
      3. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper. Using a meat pounder, gently pound chicken until it is 1/4 inch thick. Place on a cutting board, and slice chicken breasts in half.
      4. Dip sliced chicken breasts into the egg, then dredge in flour mixture, dip back into the egg mixture, and into the flour one more time. Dipping the chicken in the egg and flour mixtures twice helps create an extra thick and crispy crust. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
      5. In a large skillet, heat oil for 2-3 minutes until hot.
      6. Place chicken in the skillet and let fry for 5-8 minutes on each side. Cook until chicken is crispy and golden-brown, but juicy in the center.
      7. Toss arugula and tomatoes with oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. Add-in parmesan if using.
      8. Place a bed of arugula on a plate and add chicken. Top with a handful of tomatoes and arugula. Serve warm with a few wedges of lemon.

      Recipe Notes

      1. *Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken. Make sure to keep an on eye on them to avoid overcooking. Make sure to add more oil if needed during the cooking process.
      2. ** Pictures updated May 8th, 2017.


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