Recipes: Hearty Winter Favorites

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Healthy Recipes

Part of taking care of yourself is consistently making healthy choices. What we fuel our bodies with is incredibly important. Cut out sugar and fast food and reap the rewards!

We understand that cooking takes time but understand you are worth it. Take the time. Prep the food on the weekends and enjoy healthy snacks and lunches on the run during the week. 

We'll continually update this page with our hearty winter favorites.

Sausage w/Kale & White Beans

(serves 4-6)

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian-style sausage (pork, chicken or turkey; hot or sweet)
  • 3 cups cooked Great Northern beans
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb kale, stems removed and chopped (about 12 loosely packed cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional grated Parmesan cheese for serving.

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Brown sausage. Add garlic and beans cook for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and kale. Bring to a boil, stir well. Reduce heat to medium and cook 15-20 minutes until kale is tender.

Season with salt and pepper and serve hot with cheese. 

 

Bone Broth

  • extraordinarily rich in protein
  • a good source of minerals
  • aids detoxification
  • supports digestion and the secretion of gastric acids.  
  • supports good skin health

Bone broths are simmered for 48 hours or more. Because of this, we use the crockpot.  

Season 4 lbs of beef bones with salt and pepper and roast at 450 degrees for 1 hour. Transfer to crockpot and add 2 halved carrots, 3 celery sticks, 2 bay leaves, one medium onion cut in half, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, water (about 8-12 cups depending on crockpot size). Simmer on low for 48+ hours. Add water as needed.

Let cool, discard ingredients and store broth in fridge for up to a week or store in freezer.

Variation: 2 celery, 2 carrots, cup  of mushroom, medium onion, 3 garlic cloves, jalapeno, handful of fresh thyme, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper to taste