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Veggies for Breakfast

I can’t stress enough the importance of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Use your culinary creativity to add these disease fighting edibles to every meal.

For breakfast, why not try an egg scramble with some sauteed zucchini, onion and fresh Roma tomatoes.

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And don’t forget to shop local, organic, and in season whenever possible. This will insure you’re bringing the most fresh and nutrient dense produce to your table!

Laura

Chicken Soup

I make this soup whenever my hunny has a cold.  It’s packed full of nutrients to help his immune system fight the germs and it’s comfort food to make him feel warm and loved.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts – on the bone
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 garlic gloves – minced
  • 2 celery stalks – chopped
  • 2 carrots – peeled and chopped
  • 1 large zucchini – quartered
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 sweet potatoes – peels and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Add onions, garlic and mushrooms and sauteé until onions are translucent but not browned, about 3 minutes.  Add chicken and lightly brown on each side, adding 2 tbsp chicken broth if needed.  Toss in the rest of the veggies and mix.  Carefully pour in chicken stock and water and add spices.  Bring soup to a light boil then cover, set temperature to low and simmer for at least 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove chicken and set aside to let cool.  When cool enough to handle, shred chicken off the bone and return meat to the pot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Let simmer for another 10 minutes.  Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy!

Laura

September is National Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month

image_row_fv The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared September National Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month.  It is clear that although we are reminded time and time again about the importance of adding more fruits and vegetables to our diets, a large percentage of the American population have still not effectively adopted a healthier way of eating.  For more information on how fruits and vegetables can improve your health, visit their website.

Laura