Southwest Chicken Crockpot Taco Soup

Southwest Chicken Crockpot Taco Soup

Southwest Chicken Crockpot Taco Soup   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 20 mins   This is another family Sunday favorite. A few tweaks to the Muscle & Fitness recipe by Jenny Grothe Author: Leslie Harrington Recipe type: Crockpot Serves: 6 Ingredients ¾ cup nonfat Greek yogurt (Wallaby organic is a good choice) 1 15-oz can 50% less sodium white beans, rinsed and drained 1 15-oz can black […] Read more

Crock Pot Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Crock Pot Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Crock Pot Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 4 hours 30 mins Total time 4 hours 40 mins   This is so good. Even better the next day! You can play with the heat on this. I like it spicy so I use extra hot stuff. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1½ pounds of boneless skinless organic chicken 1 celery stalk ½ white onion, diced 1 clove garlic 16 oz low sodium […] Read more

Healthy Creamy Cauliflower Spinach “Dip”

Healthy Creamy Cauliflower Spinach “Dip”

Creamy Cauliflower Spinach “Dip”   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins   I found the original version of this recipe on “livingchirpy.com”. I made some changes to the ingredients to make it non-dairy and more of a side dish than a dip. It came out fantastic! Author: Leslie Harrington Recipe type: Side Dish Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 head cauliflower 10 oz baby spinach 1 small white onion diced ½ […] Read more

3 Reasons Why Waiting for a Health Scare is A Bad Idea

3 Reasons Why Waiting for a Health Scare is A Bad Idea

Why do you think people often wait until a big health scare to make changes in their life?

I waited. I worked that corporate, road warrior, high stress, fast paced job.  I came home each night to find my relaxation in several glasses of wine and American Idol.

I would wake up each morning and make a promise to myself that I would not have wine that night and I would come home and exercise instead. This was my life – day in and day out.

It wasn’t until I had my health scare that […] Read more

7 Secrets to Simple Self Care

7 Secrets to Simple Self Care

I learned several years ago that self-care is imperative for me to be an effective person in life. Afterall, if I am not well, how am I going to be good for my friends, my family, or my work? Whether you find yourself dealing with a chronic illness, at the peak of stressful situations or just struggling to keep up with the day to day chaos of society today, finding time for self-care and learning to not apologize for it can be life-changing.
Self-care can be very difficult for people who experience guilt, feel selfish, or don’t know how to say […] Read more

What You Probably Don’t Know About Artificial Sweeteners

When I first started to “get healthy”, I was all about sugar-free, fat free, low-carb, low-calorie – you name it. The first mistake I made was treating my sweet tooth to fake sweets. Rather than have a simple piece of dark chocolate, I would eat a sugar free Dove chocolate, or make a dessert out of Splenda. I thought it was the best trick ever!

It’s these types of instincts we have when trying to reduce sugar or when a doctor tells us we are in the pre diabetic range and need to watch our sugar and carbs. Correct, these artificial […] Read more

How to Determine if You are at Risk for Pre diabetes

Being diagnosed pre diabetes can be a blessing in disguise.  Sounds crazy, right?  Look at it this way, you are one of the 10% that are actually aware of it.  Pre diabetes is hugely valuable information that gives you the opportunity to take action before it progresses into type 2 diabetes.  It’s like a warning sign that most people miss before they run into the real danger up ahead.
According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has pre-diabetes and nearly 90% of adults with pre-diabetes don’t know they have it.
If we don’t know what’s happening in our body, we cannot […] Read more