Wednesday, November 22, 2017

80--- Crock Pot Smokey Turkey Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

I know, I know.  You're still just trying to plan your Thanksgiving menu and haven't even thought about what to do with the leftovers.

But planning ahead is vital to a healthy lifestyle!

This delicious soup is the perfect place for your turkey leftovers.  It's super filling with all of the protein and fiber. The yams actually *dissolve* creating a sweet and thick broth.

You'll thank me on Friday.

Crock Pot Smokey Turkey, Bean, and Sweet Potato Soup
Serves 8

7-8 cups low sodium chicken broth (more will produce a thinner broth if desired)
20 oz bag of 15 or 16 bean soup mix (dried)- no seasoning packet required
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 medium yams, cubed
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 tsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 lb shredded or chopped turkey breast (cooked)
8 slices low sodium bacon

In a crock pot or slow cooker, combine all ingredients except for turkey and bacon.  Cook on high for 5 hours.

After 5 hours reduce the temperature to low and add turkey.  Cook bacon and crumble into small pieces.

Serve soup topped with one slice of crumbed bacon.

Nutrition info per 1 serving: 372 calories, 7 g fat, 44 g carbohydrates, 31 g protein, 23 g fiber

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Give the Gift of Pomora

I don't typically give specific products that I use a lot of focus on this blog.  But this is a special case.

We have been using Pomora Olive Oils in my house for several years now and I can honestly say that we could not live without them!

Bonus this time of year-- a subscription to having your olive oil from your adopted olive tree from Italy delivered to your door makes a GREAT gift.

Use code 8020XMAS25 for 25% off of the first quarter of adoption!

Pomora Olive Oils is a company that was created to give consumers more direct access to olive oils produced with more traditional methods to give a really great product.

How it works, is you "adopt" an olive tree from a farmer (in Italy).  You then receive quarterly shipments of the olive oil produced from that tree!

It's a really fun concept and give you the chance to incorporate something really special into your kitchen.

I do use olive oil frequently in my meal preparations (as I am sure you know).  It's a versatile oil with the health benefits of monounsaturated fats.  

I encourage you to give them a try-- or gift them to someone whom would really appreciate having their own oil-producing tree!