Detox Chicken Soup

I love this soup because it is so wholesome and good for you! It includes a lot of veggies and spices to help with the detoxification process your body goes through every second of the day. Plus, it’s SO easy especially if you have a food processor to quickly chop and slice your veggies. Try it out and enjoy!

 

2 Chicken Breasts

1 T avocado or coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

2-1/2 C carrots, sliced

2 C celery, chopped

2 qts bone broth, homemade is best

2 t ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 t chives

1/2 t parsley

1/4 t red pepper flakes

1/2 t ground turmeric

Salt & pepper

 

In a 5 quart Dutch Oven or other large pan on medium heat, add the oil, onions, celery, carrots, and seasonings. Saute for a few minutes until veggies are softening.

Add chicken breasts on top of veggie mix.

Add broth and bring to a boil.

Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 or so minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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Frozen Food Month

March is Frozen Food Month.

The whole idea behind frozen foods is convenience. There’s nothing better than fast and easy meal prep on a busy night. To be healthier, though, we need to break away from the 1950s TV Dinner entrees and turn to more nutritious options.

But I like people to quit eating packaged, frozen foods that are low in quality and are focused only on calories and portion control. They are usually prepared with so many preservatives and and devoid of nutrients. Plan ahead a little and you can have healthy, nutritious frozen meals you make yourself.

Preparing frozen foods doesn’t have to be difficult. One of my favorite recipes to make ahead, double and freeze, is this Beanless Chili Recipe. You can add beans if you’d like, of course. It’s just not my preference. This recipe has so much flavor and will all the fresh, chopped veggies you’re getting a ton of nutrients in it as well. However, using frozen veggies to save time works well,...

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3 Ways Dark Chocolate Can Improve Heart Health

Did you know dark chocolate can be good for your heart?

I’m not talking candy bars here. We’re talking about Dark Chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. As with anything regarding your health, quality is key and choose organic when possible.

 Here’s the nutritional break down for just 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate:

10 grams of fiber

120 mg of Magnesium

7 mg of Iron

50 mg of Calcium

600 Calories

…and so obviously, you don’t want to make a meal out of JUST dark chocolate but adding it here and there is a good source of nutrition that can improve your health.  Here are 3 Ways Dark Chocolate Improve Cardiovascular Health.

  1. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants take care of damaging particles in the body and keep us from getting sick. It’s loaded with polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins – all powerful antioxidants. Some studies have shown dark chocolate to rival the antioxidant properties of blueberries, specifically, the...
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