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Slow Cooker Quinoa & Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Quinoa & Bean Chili - a fast and versatile vegetarian chili that is low in fat and high in protein! |

This Slow Cooker Quinoa & Bean Chili is a fast and versatile vegetarian chili that is deliciously low in fat and high in protein!  My crockpot has been busy these last few weeks!  I am slightly obsessed with using the slow cooker this time of year, so much so that I think it’s time for an upgrade.  My current one was a wedding gift, making it about 15 years old, and…

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Butternut Squash Bisque (Whole30 Paleo)

A creamy, flavorful bisque, containing only 6 ingredients. Perfect for Paleo and Whole 30 Diets! |

This Butternut Squash Bisque is a seriously delicious and creamy soup that is a great addition to any menu!  It’s perfect for lunch, as a first course to an elegant meal, or served with sammies for a casual dinner.  It is also packed with nutrition and is dairy free! As a family, we’ve been trying to eat more Paleo style meals.  Generally, I try to keep the 80/20 rule in…

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Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Chili

When it comes to seasons in Michigan, I am a summer girl all the way.  But fall is a close second, mainly because it is officially soup/crockpot season!  There is nothing I love more than a hot bowl of soup or chili for dinner – especially one that is this easy to throw together.  This Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Chili is so simple and full of flavor, it will definitely be a regular on our…

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Homemade Taco & Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Taco & Fajita Seasoning - this versatile blend is a lower sodium, homemade replacement for store bought seasonings. |

This super versatile Homemade Taco & Fajita Seasoning is a staple in my spice cupboard.  I make double batches and use it in place of store bought taco seasoning packets in all my Mexican and southwestern inspired recipes.  Tacos, casseroles, chili…you name it, this spicy blend adds a huge punch of flavor. Not only is it simple to make and lower in sodium (and other junk I can’t pronounce), but…

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Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup

Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup - this creamy soup is full of flavor and is so easy and nutritious!! Enjoy with a slice of homemade bread! |

I love a good creamy tomato soup, especially one without the cream!  A new favorite, this Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup is another simple, flavorful recipe made with only clean, whole foods.  This soup is so good, I just finished off a batch for lunch and am seriously ready to make another! I’ve noticed when ordering tomato soup at a restaurant, it often tastes like watered down spaghetti sauce, which is a…

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Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup

Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup - a five ingredient recipe full of flavor and so healthy! Perfect for Paleo and Whole30 diets. |

This Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup is made from all whole foods and is soooo delicious!  Only 5 ingredients (not counting spices) in this recipe make it a simple and nutritious option for lunch or paired with a green salad and crusty bread for a meatless dinner.  I love butternut squash…in soup form, that is…by itself I’ve never been a huge fan.  It’s just too squashy, know what I mean??  To…

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Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Lightened Up)

crockpot chicken pot pie soup

The only good thing about waiting for winter to end is that it’s still officially soup season.  Not that I need an excuse to eat soup…my love of soup knows no seasonal boundaries.  This soup is so embarrassingly easy, it’s a stretch to even call it a recipe!  Make this when you know it’s going to be one of those busy weeknights, or even as a quick meal on the weekend.  It’s…

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Lowfat Broccoli Cheese Soup

lowfat broccoli cheese soup

  Today was another snow day for my kids.  They weren’t expecting it so it was the ultimate awesome surprise.  Remember that feeling???  To celebrate their special day, they asked to make lemon cupcakes.  Well lemon happens to be my favorite kind of cake, so of course the answer was SURE (smart girls!)  They love to bake and each made their own batch of icing from scratch.  One vanilla, one chocolate.   So…

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup (Whole30 Paleo)

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - loaded with veggies, dairy free, and so warm and comforting! (includes Instant Pot instructions) |

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (Whole30 Paleo) – loaded with veggies, dairy free, and so warm and comforting! (includes Instant Pot instructions) I absolutely LOVE soup!  Any kind, any flavor.  Creamy, brothy, stew, or chowder.  But always from scratch.  It’s one of my favorite things to make and eat.  In fact, I think soup was one of the first things I made as a teenager learning to cook.  Sunday is my soup-making…

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