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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.
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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 depression, Mental Health, Physical Fitness

Food For The Brain: Mental Health And Nutrition

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  ~Thomas Edison

You’ve all heard it before…  You are what you eat.  But unfortunately, in today’s modern world, what we eat is becoming further and further from actual food product.  Packaged, canned, bagged.. artificial flavors, fillers and sweeteners.. As a results, our consumption of sugar per person, per year has gone from 90lbs in the early 1900s to 180lbs as of 2008! Continue reading “Food For The Brain: Mental Health And Nutrition”

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Exercise And Mental Health: Why 10,000 Steps a Day Makes Me Smile

Do you ever get home after a long day sitting on your butt at work and realize that you don’t feel that great?

I used to work as a waitress, so when I joined the 9 to 5 grind and found myself behind a keyboard 8 hours a day I realized two things.  One, my waist line was slowly expanding and two, my mental health (mood) was slowly declining.  I was becoming miserable.

I’m sure many people can relate.  An object at rest stays at rest, right?  (That Newton was so damn smart.)  So how do you combat this?

Continue reading “Exercise And Mental Health: Why 10,000 Steps a Day Makes Me Smile”