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Chicken Sausage Kale Soup FI

Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

There are still a few weeks left in Winter, and while I may be experiencing a warmer-than-normal winter in sunny San Diego, many areas in the country are experiencing some of the coldest times all winter. This recipe from my Low G.I. Slow Cooker cookbook will help to warm you from the inside out, and is a piece of cake to throw in the slow cooker.

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Blueberry smoothie (FI)

Treat Yourself to a Breakfast Boost With This Berry Banana Green Smoothie

Smoothies are a quick, easy, and delicious way to fit extra servings of fruits and vegetables into your day, and they’re great for on-the-go meals and snacks. This is one of my favorite springtime smoothies, because you can get perfect produce this time of year that packs in antioxidants from the berries, vitamins from the spinach, minerals from the banana, and healthy fat from the almond butter. Not only will you feel fuller longer with the healthy fat, but it helps your body absorb and digest minerals from the veggies, making this smoothie a great way to start your day out right!

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Turkey-Veggie-Stuffed-Acorn-Squash

Healthy & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Recipes

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. Colder months lend to warm comfort foods that are familiar and decadent. Luckily the holidays don’t have to mean weight gain. Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun. By implementing a few simple changes in your recipes, foods that you love can become very healthy for you and your family.

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Mint Strawberry Water Infusion

Top 5 Tools for Healthy Summer Water Infusions

I started making water infusions five years ago when I came back from an incredible spa experience in Hawaii and had a tropical water infusion that knocked my socks off! I was sold.  I didn’t know that water could taste so good.  I have always liked water, but let’s be honest; water is water!  It lacks flavor.  Over the years I became pretty creative with my infusions and loved that fact that they were super easy to make!

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