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Turkey And Black Bean Chili

This protein-packed turkey black bean chili recipe is filled with sweet, smoky flavors and is sure to impress. This crowd-pleaser is ideal for your next game day party or meal prep! A high-quality protein diet is important, whether you’re looking to curb hunger, repair muscle tissue, or prevent muscle loss

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Arabic Lentil Soup

Arabic Lentil Soup is made with hearty vegetables and brown lentils simmered with warm spices like cinnamon and cumin then blended until smooth. My Lebanese family has made many variations of this Arabic Lentil Soup over the years. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods because it’s warm, nutrient-dense, and

Green chili stew

Green Chile Stew

This New Mexican style green chile stew is made with roasted green chiles, tender pork, and creamy Yukon potatoes. Living in Michigan, we can get some pretty cold days. But even in sunny SoCal it can get chilly, and nothing soothes the soul better on a cold day than a

Lebanese Lentil Soup

Lebanese Lentil Soup with Greens

A traditional Lebanese lentil soup, lentils and vegetables are cooked with healthy greens in a lemony broth scented with warm cinnamon and cumin.  While every season is soup season in our house, it definitely hits the spot when the temperature turns colder. A recipe from my childhood, my mom made

Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Loaded with fresh veggies and plenty of lean protein, this is the perfect meal-in-a-bowl chicken soup that will warm the belly and soul. Have you ever tasted a dish that feels like a hug? My easy chicken soup with greens is literally a warm bowl of comfort. Whether you’re coming

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Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy

This nourishing bowl of chicken tortilla soup with hominy is brimming with Mexican flavors and packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s always soup season in my house, but I will admit I get especially excited about soup when the temps start to dip here in Michigan. As the weather has

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This hearty, slow cooker white chicken chili combines chicken, white beans, green chilis and all of your favorite Mexican spices into a delicious, protein-packed dinner – perfect for busy weeknights. I love to have at least one slow cooker recipe on my meal plan for the week. Whether I have

Lemon chicken orzo soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

A spin off the traditional Greek egg-lemon soup, this lemon chicken orzo soup comes together in under 20 minutes and is great for prepping ahead. Leftovers make a great lunch! Soup season lasts year round at my house. It doesn’t matter if it’s freezing outside in the middle of winter

Slow cooker healthy turkey chili

Slow Cooker Healthy Turkey Chili

Made with lean turkey, hearty beans, and smoky fire-roasted chilis, this Slow Cooker Healthy Turkey Chili recipe has great flavor, is easy to make, and is ideal for feeding a crowd! Whether I’m hosting a large group for a game night or just want something flavorful and filling to meal

5 Minute Wonton Soup

Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup

This fool-proof, light and brothy, easy 5 minute wonton soup is packed with classic Asian flavors and delicious ingredients! Recently, I was in search of a quick and easy meal that I could throw together in minutes with items I already had on hand in my pantry. With my busy

Matzo ball soup

Classic Matzo Ball Soup (Jewish Penicillin)

The only matzo ball soup recipe you’ll ever need, each bowl is brimming with deep chicken flavor and light, fluffy matzo balls.  I am so excited to share my Aunt Patsy’s famous Matzo Ball Soup recipe! While every Passover my family gets together for an enjoyable seder, I can’t say

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Slow Cooker Split Pea and Bacon Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea and Bacon Soup is everything you expect from this classic dish made simply in advance. We all know what we should be eating: whole grains, lean proteins, leafy greens, so on and so forth. So what’s stopping us? Whether it’s time that gets in the way

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Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

This fast and easy soup recipe is made with flavorful Italian sausage, hearty kale, and creamy white beans.  Soup doesn’t have a season in our household, and I’ll make it at least once a week, all year round. One soup that is on constant rotation is this hearty Italian sausage,

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Lamb and Chickpea Stew with Spinach

This aromatic lamb and chickpea stew with spinach is made with warm spices, fire roasted tomatoes, and more. Ideal for prepping ahead and great for freezing, this lamb soup recipe is bursting with flavor. Soup season is in full-swing now that we’re in the middle of winter in Michigan. Though

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Lemony Lentil Soup with Spinach

Lemony lentil soup with spinach gets a boost of flavor from cinnamon, cumin, and garlic. It should come as no surprise that I love to include lemon in most of my cooking, so I also add it to my soups. My Lemony Lentil Soup with Spinach is a filling main course

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Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Italian sausage, hearty kale, and creamy butternut squash create a warm and satisfying soup that is perfect for freezing. One of my favorite quick and healthy dinners in the cold season (or any season really) is a warm bowl of soup. This Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Squash Soup is

Light Seafood Chowder

Lightened Seafood Chowder

This lightened seafood chowder is packed with hearty vegetables, fish, and shrimp in a light and fragrant broth made with sweet corn and a little kick of heat. Chowder doesn’t have to be made with just clams as it does in New England, and it doesn’t have to be made

lebanese eggplant and chickpea stew

Lebanese Eggplant and Chickpea Stew

This vegan Lebanese eggplant and chickpea stew is made with caramelized onions and simmered in a cinnamon-scented tomato sauce. It is sweet, savory and slightly-smoky. Ideal for scooping with warm pita or serving over Lebanese rice pilaf. Soups and stews are often associated with winter, but I love them! I’ll

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup

Perfect for busy weeknights, this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients. Looking for a new slow cooker recipe? This slow cooker dish is naturally gluten-free, full of protein, and extremely satisfying. My Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup is actually a twist on one

Slow cooker vegetarian chili with butternut squash

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

A hearty and satisfying vegetarian chili full of smoky flavors and sweet butternut squash – perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Chili is one of my favorite go-to healthy meals because it is jam packed with flavor and nutrients. And my Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili is proof you don’t

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is roasted with olive oil and curry powder until caramelized then pulsed with chicken or vegetable stock until smooth and creamy. I am a total soup fanatic. Regardless of the weather or season, I’ll never turn down a comforting, warm bowl of soup. And I love this Roasted

Ham and bean soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

An easy slow cooker dinner recipe that uses leftover ham, this comforting and flavorful ham and bean soup is full of hearty vegetables and smoky aromas. Winter has taken its sweet time arriving this year in Michigan, not that I’m complaining! I don’t need it to be cold to enjoy

Chicken and Chickpea Soup with Bulgur wheat

Chicken and Chickpea Soup with Bulgur Wheat

This simple, comforting chicken soup recipe is made with hearty chickpeas and whole grain bulgur wheat cooked in a classic chicken bone broth. If you know me, you know I love a comforting, warm bowl of soup. Soup season lasts year round at my house, and Smart Chicken® has just

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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

This warm and comforting vegan soup is packed with hearty vegetables, mushrooms, and wild rice. Thai-style coconut milk is stirred in to add a creamy texture and velvety consistency that can’t be beat. When there’s a chill in the air, there is nothing I want more than a hearty bowl

Lamb vegetable soup

Lamb Vegetable Soup

Warm up with this hearty bowl of Lamb Vegetable Soup filled with hearty potatoes, celery, carrots, and ground lamb. With the crisp chill that comes with fall, many mark it as the start of soup season. But I love soup so much, I’ll make it year round! While a warm

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Stuffed Pepper Soup with Beef and Rice

This hearty and comforting stuffed pepper soup is made with ground beef, sweet bell peppers, white rice and a savory beef broth. Leftovers make the perfect lunch or you can freeze a second batch for later! I’m a big fan of soup recipes, no matter what season it is. It’s

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Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Navy bean and ham soup is easy, quick-cooking and packed with protein. Made with creamy navy beans, cubes of smoked ham and lots of hearty veggies, this soup recipe is ideal for prepping ahead and enjoying all week long! Recently I had lunch with my mom and sisters at Thrasher’s

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Spicy Chicken Ramen

A quick, weeknight version of the traditional Japanese noodle soup, spicy chicken ramen is warm, satisfying, and oh-so-comforting. I’m sure most of us remember those ramen packets in college when microwave cooking was about the only option we had. Quick dinner with the roommates before heading off to night class

Vietnamese Shrimp Pho with Rice Noodles and Jalapenos

Pho-Inspired Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Soup

My pho-inspired Vietnamese shrimp noodle soup is a faster, easier weeknight version that doesn’t require hours in the kitchen making the traditional bone-marrow broth. This aromatic shrimp noodle soup is warm, satisfying, and full of flavor thanks to all of the herbs and spices. When I was pregnant, I craved

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Italian Sausage and Bean Soup to Soothe the Flu Season Soul

This simple and satisfying soup is packed with Italian sausage, hearty beans, and plenty of fresh veggies to create a healthy meal-in-a-pot. Soup is probably my number one comfort food, aside from my Aunt’s Middle Eastern specialties. Warm, satisfying comfort in a bowl – it’s the perfect way to pack

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Vegan Roasted Tomato Soup

This vegan roasted tomato soup is made with creamy coconut milk and Thai red curry paste for an Asian spin on the comfort food classic. You will be making this easy soup recipe again and again! When the weather cools down, we love warming up with comforting and nutritious bowls

Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

Beef and Bean Chili

This hearty chili recipe is made with two cuts of beef and is simmered with beans, veggies, and lots of aromatic spices. Written in partnership with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. My family loves eating a hearty chili all year round but there is