Chicken Salad with a twist!

Chicken Salad with a twist!

I love chicken salad, but unfortunately most of the restaurant or store bought versions contain mayo with not so healthy ingredients including soybean oil.  I know soy has been touted as a health food, but in this form it most certainly is no such thing!  Fat is a critical part of the diet, no matter what you’ve been told over the past 50 so odd years.  Choosing the right fats is important for the function of the body as fat affects all cells, tissues, organs, energy, brain power, and our immune system.  Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K

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Simple Pesto Chicken w/ Noodles

I love simple fresh dishes like this!  They are a snap to prepare and full of wonderful nutrients filling you up and more importantly nourishing your body.  This dish packs a veggie punch using zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes topped off with basil!  This antioxidant rich dish helps reduce damaging inflammation and it’s grain free to keep your blood sugar even keel.  Zucchini is a great source of vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and iron.  It is an easily digestible veggie and powerful antioxidant.  Yellow Squash is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin.  These are 3

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Butternut Squash Basil Soup

This lovely addition to any meal is warm, comforting, and energizing.  Homemade chicken stock serves as the foundation to this sweet, indulgent soup.  Skip the coffee and serve it up for breakfast to give yourself an extra shot of veggies in the morning!  

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Curry Baked Chicken

  We do a lot of roasted chicken in our house…a lot.  So it can get a little boring in the chicken department.  Here is a tasty meal to switch up your roast chicken night!  Curry baked chicken and Clove scented butternut squash with apples.  mmmmmm….

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Chili Without the Beans!!??

Yes I said it, chili without the beans.  Sacrilege?  Well maybe, but if beans have become magical fruit for you they’re best left alone!  Beans can be a part of a healthy diet and can provide excellent nutritional value if you are digesting them and absorbing their nutrients.  Bloating, cramps, and yes gas are a sign of non-digestion which means they may taste good, but they are doing nothing for you nutritionally.  But people have been eating these for centuries!!  Yes they have, but they also knew the proper way to prepare them and out of the can and into

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