Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Since we started our 24-day healthy eating challenge, we’ve eaten a lot of grilled chicken and salad.  As I was racking my brain trying to come up with an idea for dinner that didn’t involve chicken, vegetable soup came to mind.  It’s one of my all time favorite meals, and it reminds me of my precious daddy.  He always called it “Red Soup,” one of his favorite meals to cook when my mom had to work late.  Of course he’d cook a steaming pan of delicious cornbread, I always loved crumbling a big piece of moist cornbread right in my vegetable soup.  But……cornbread isn’t part of the plan during our 24-day healthy eating challenge.  So, I asked our Time 2 $ave Facebook community their secret to homemade vegetable soup.  I incorporated several suggestions to make the best Vegetable soup ever!!

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Homemade Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread & Mini Muffins

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread on time2saveworkshops.com

It’s that time of year again. Cool nights, football, bonfires, chili, and of course all things pumpkin. I’ve been looking for a healthier whole wheat pumpkin bread recipe for several weeks. Most of the recipes I found called for several cups of sugar. Since we made a commitment to eat healthier this year, I wanted to find an alternative that included wheat flour and honey.  I found the original recipe on 100 Days of Real Food but tweaked it a bit to better suit our taste. I also made mini-muffins since my kiddos were anxious for breakfast this morning. I knew that waiting for a loaf of bread to cook might send their hungry little bellies over the edge.  The muffins and bread turned out so moist and yummy!  [Read more...]

Stir-Fry Chicken and Veggies Recipe

 Advocare 24-Day Challenge Recipe

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Although I love grilled chicken salads on day 2 of our 24 day healthy eating challenge I wanted a hot lunch. Since we had loaded up on fresh fruits and veggies, Stir-Fry Chicken and Veggies sounded delicious. I’m one of those cooks who makes up recipes in my head or combines bits and pieces of recipes I find online to come up with my very own concoction. This recipe is no exception, totally made it up in my head. Thankfully, my recipes usually turn out good otherwise my guinea pig family might rebel. I’ve been cooking since I was knee high to a grass hopper as we say in the south. [Read more...]

Low Carb Chicken Recipes: Baked Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Recently, I’ve seen all kinds of yummy looking recipes all over facebook.  Since many are shared, and not linked to the original source I am a little leary of trying the recipe.  Anyone can type up a recipe, and find an image that appears to go with it.  So, when a recipe gets my attention I prefer to test it out in my kitchen.  Of course I am not a great recipe follower, so I tend to change up the ingredients a bit to suit my family’s taste.  We loved this recipe,  although it was a little spicy.  I  made homemade Mexican Brown rice to serve with the Baked Chicken Fajitas to complete the meal.  If you are looking for low carb chicken recipes,  I would suggest serving the chicken fajitas in lettuce wraps or whole grain tortillas.  Since we  completed our AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge, we are still following the principles of the eating plan so this recipe worked perfectly.  My husband and I both feel so much better and he has lost 43lbs (see our story here).
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