Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chili

Hi! We are over half way through January, a time for those New Years resolutions to be in full swing, along with getting back to work, school, and a more regular routine after the holiday season. Funnn!

The holiday season flew by, and all the food that surrounded me flew right into my mouth, sooo yeah…. Did that happen to any of you? We talked a little bit about that the other day so no need to rehash that. 🤐

I’m back on track so I’m cooking all the healthy things, and since we are still in the middle of winter I find myself gravitating toward more of the “comfort” type foods.

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Kicking Sugar

Kicking Sugar

Sugar. I’m so into it, I love sweets. Love love. So when I let it get out of hand, I know I need a personal intervention.

For the last 3 years around this time I’ve done the 21 Day Sugar Detox so that I can kick my sugar habit. (I will link to it at the end of the post).

Here’s the thing: in life I pretty much always have a sweet tooth, and when the holiday season comes around I’m in my happiest happy place. It’s the time of year (usually starting at about mid/end of November😏) when I let chocolates and all the baked goodies into the house. It’s also the time of year when I don’t feel an ounce of guilt or conflicting feelings about it. Friends bring goodies over, I buy some of our favourites, and then I BAKE. I make all kinds of things, squares, cookies, truffles, and I use all the best stuff… butter, sugar, condensed milk, chocolate, you name it!  I save this kind of baking for the Christmas season because when all the treats come around I (we) can’t help but eat it up 😍

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Grilled Kale Salad with Avocado Dressing

Grilled Kale Salad with Avocado Dressing

BEHOLD. A Kale salad that is seriously incredible. Just. Perfect! ⚡️

I’m not sure if anyone else get here but I seem to hit the same point every summer – salad everyday.  I don’t even realize it until one day I reflect on all my frequent visits to the grocery store for MORE  vegetables.  I can barely keep up (but it’s not just me, my kids are good little veggie eaters too 🙂

When it comes to salads for dinner, I usually try to make them a little more hearty. Not so much heavy in the sense of starchy carbs, I’m more into the fats – healthy fats.

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Homemade Fudgesicles

Homemade Fudgesicles

I mean who doesn’t like a treat every now and then, especially on a long weekend?! I sure do and my kids are alllll about it, so why not treat yourself?! 🤗

With it being summer, I wanted to make some fudgesicles. I’m not exactly sure why fudgesicles came to mind…  I don’t remember ever having them as a child, I’ve never bought them, and I’m not sure I’ve even had one before 🤔 I swear! But, for some reason fudgesicles popped into my mind, and oh did I make some good ones!fullsizeoutput_2da

For me, there’s nothing like making a healthier, more simple version of something that you would otherwise find processed and packaged up at the grocery store. Yes, it’s easier to pick things up in the store and keep them on hand in the cupboard or freezer – I definitely do sometimes. But I often try to create my take on something when I can. Continue reading “Homemade Fudgesicles”