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I figured out one of the reasons I do not see value in Instant Pot is because our meals are not centered around meat anymore. I’m in a habit of packing a large pot with veggies, whole grains and other wholesome plant-based ingredients in a matter of half an hour – 45 minutes, sprinkling cheese at the end for kids’ “wow” factor and serving it with more vegetables, for example tomato and red onion salad. There are always plenty of leftovers the next day, I spent 45 minutes…
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Costco is a great place to shop for a family who eats healthy; check out my healthy Costco shopping list. If you spend more than $5,500 a year there, it makes financial sense to pay $110 for executive membership and earn 2% cash back. So far, not only we have saved money on groceries, but cashback covers our membership and even makes us extra money. Win-win, if you ask me. Here is my philosophy when it comes to snacks and how I choose Costco healthy snacks:

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10 things I learnt about making healthy slow cooker soup recipes: Ground meat has to be browned for most flavour and proper texture (otherwise it will be boiled blob of meat), however pieces of meat are don’t. Clear chicken broth can be made in a slow cooker – on a stovetop you have to keep the lid a bit open, so I wasn’t sure. If you add pasta at the very end, it takes 10 minutes to cook on High. Chop herbs and prepare garnishes in the meanwhile….
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This slow cooker vegetarian lentil soup is made only with vegetables, and is perfect for real life when your fridge drawers have to be cleaned out and you wish you could just throw everything in a crock pot and go to work. If you leave house early, you can prepare all ingredients in the evening and just plug in the slow cooker in the morning. And with this kind of lentil soup, the longer it cooks, the better it gets – potatoes and lentils get their chance to…
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I consider myself a chicken noodle soup expert because I grew up on it and observed my grandma’s tricks for over a decade. I do know my chicken noodle soup business and I will share it with you, because America needs to know that chicken noodle soup is SUPER easy to make at home, and it has nothing in common with bright yellow packaged or canned stuff that has no chicken in it. There is nothing neon yellow about real chicken soup! The key to good chicken noodle…
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I might be not a fan of Instant Pot but I definitely love healthy one pot meals made in a dutch oven or deep skillet. One pot meals mean quick and simple recipes, and less dishes to work with and clean. When I make one pot meal, I usually end up using many pre-cooked pantry items like tomato sauce, spices, canned beans (I cook my own and freeze => how to cook dried beans); freezer items like frozen vegetables and meats; then add dried goods like quinoa or…
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My sister-in-law bought Instant Pot earlier this year, a few other mom bloggers did, and I have seen enormous amount of recipes online. Seems to be new “wonder” of the world that revolutionizes modern busy mom’s cooking. But does it really? A few weeks ago, I decided to buy one but first did my research, after which I came to conclusion that I’m probably missing out on source of income, will never get free Instant Pot to review, but I do not need Instant Pot. And here are…
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You can pull off this turkey taco soup mostly with pantry ingredients and minimal effort, because this healthy taco soup is either ready quickly on a stovetop or cooks itself in slow cooker while you are gone. Whatever method you choose, I’m sure it will work perfectly for this chaotic time of the year with back to school and sports. I’m certainly feeling “under the weather” of math homework and hockey tryouts. But then summer is nice, but kids are home – no perfect scenario in this life exists….
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I always-always tell people when asked how I manage to cook healthy while raising 2 kids and running a business, that key to success is to cook big pots of soup, stews, stir fries and other types of throw together one pot meals. Healthy meals that are affordable because many times anything can go in that pot, quick because chop-chop and it doesn’t have to be perfect, and because you open the fridge or freezer and leftovers are staring at you! Meals like ground turkey stew, soba noodle stir…
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I can assure you, there is no perfect answer what are the healthiest cooking oils. It is super overwhelming and confusing to complete a simple task like choosing cooking oil today. It’s 2017 – many things are complicated that shouldn’t be. I have summed up 3 organic (non-GMO), affordable and healthy cooking oils after conducting a thorough research and using common sense, that I believe are good for our bodies. And the most important thing about my oils – 3 of them can be found in Costco for a reasonable…
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