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Food For The Soul And The Waistline

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Has your food coma lifted yet? I’m pretty sure I saw at least 20 people carrying green juice or some form of a cleansing beverage as I went about my day. The spirit of Holiday food is weighing heavy on us (literally) and the idea of meal planning or even eating may be the last thing you want to think about right now. But before you swear off of food for the next month, maybe check out tonight’s recipe. I’m a full supporter of short-term juice cleanses and I will be talking about some of my favourite cleanses this month. I also am I huge fan of delicious food that fuels your body, get you back on top of your game and comforts your soul as beautiful snow flakes drop from the sky.

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup:

Ingredients:

  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 15 ounce cans of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bag of sweet corn
  • 3 cups of low sodium vegetable broth or you can use bone broth left over from the holiday turkey
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp of thyme
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • Top with: Jersey land jalapeño raw cheese, tortilla chips,purple onion and avocado

Directions:

Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on medium or high heat for 3-4 hours (depending on your slow cookers strength)

All my delicious ingredients were purchased at Nature’s Fare Kelowna

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