Posted in Health, Physical Fitness, Recipe

Easy High Protein Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup nutritional infoThis is one of my all time favorite slow cooker recipes for the ease and nutritional value – and taste of course!!  It’s high in protein and super simple to prep.  It’s one of my Clean Eating staples.  Enjoy!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix


  1. In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Place the ground beef, onion, chili beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers and taco seasoning mix in a slow cooker. Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.
Posted in Health, Physical Fitness

Diastasis Recti – Dos and Don’ts

As if carrying a child for 9 months and dealing with stretch marks wasn’t enough?!  (Not to mention the cravings and mood swings..)

We also have to worry about Diastasis Recti.  (Ok, not all of us do.)  Statistically, it happens to 2 out of 3 moms who’ve had 2 or more children.
And yay me!  I’m lucky enough to be one of those 2 out of 3 moms. Continue reading “Diastasis Recti – Dos and Don’ts”

Posted in BPD, depression, Mental Health

Letting Go: How I Stopped Looking Back

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

It’s taken me way too long to learn that hanging on to the past will only hurt you.  And when I say ‘hanging on to the past’, I’m not talking about those great childhood memories.  I’m talking about the bad ones.. Continue reading “Letting Go: How I Stopped Looking Back”

Posted in depression, Health, Mental Health

Meditation For Depression & Anxiety

The most effective strategy for diminishing chronic stress is balance. Being able to stay centered, relaxed and present is the optimal state of balance for both mind and body. You need to train your brain to stay there.
~Deepak Chopra

meditation-climbMeditation has been proven to go head-to-head with medication when it comes to it’s effectiveness in treating anxiety and depression.  And one of the major benefits of meditation is that it has NO side-effects (other than increased well-being). Continue reading “Meditation For Depression & Anxiety”

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Chaga Tea

I bought some Chaga at the market this weekend and was really anxious to try it.  When I got home last night I immediately put a chunk of it and some water in the slow cooker to steep over night.

Chaga is said to:aunti-oxidant
-stimulate and regulate the immune system
-reduce inflammation
-help with ulcers and gastritis
-support cholesterol and blood pressure levels
-fight against cancer
-be an antioxidant that has anti-aging properties Continue reading “Chaga Tea”