This chicken and leek soup is light and delicious. Originally a French dish, leek soup is often known as a "diet soup" because of its healthy and only ingredients: leek, onion, garlic, and water. I've had this diet soup before and honestly, I think it is the oniony version of air soup. It tastes very bland, almost like nothing...like air.
So, loving this simple oniony base, I decided to add a few more ingredients to it to make it more desirable.
This soup goes well with french bread or you can cut the carbs and have the soup alone!
This is a great meal to make that is light, yet filling, delicious, and healthy.
This recipe is absolutely easy to make and takes almost no time.
This is a super simple, healthy, and cheesy recipe great for any time of the day.
You're going to need:
Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable dish consisting of herbs and vegetables like eggplant, zucchini, squash, basil, thyme, and more. I have seen many different ratatouille recipes and decided to make my own according to my taste. Feel free to add, subtract, or replace anything if you don't like a certain ingredient.
Below, you will find my own recipe for ratatouille in a slow cooker.
Tomato Base Ingredients
Tomato Base Recipe
Optional: sprinkle chopped basil leaves on the sauce layer.
Thyme Pesto Ingredients
Thyme Pesto Recipe
Vegetable Layer Ingredients
Vegetable Layer Recipe
Now you have my easy slow cooker ratatouille recipe! Enjoy!
A great sugar-free and non-alcoholic drink!
I'm not one much for alcohol and tend to crave sweet beverages with the appearance of an alcoholic drink. You know, when they appear super tasty with pretty colors and you can't stop staring at it. So I decided to search for something pretty and tasty to drink without the alcohol. I wasn't sure which herb I wanted to use for this drink, so I chose both rosemary and sage. Mint would also be a great choice if you would rather choose that instead. I really love rosemary and figured I would favor this herb rather than sage.
I was right. Though the drink was tasty, I'm just not too big on sage.
Start out by smashing blackberries & crushing up your herbs.
Once your herb is crushed, steep them in a little bit of hot water for a few mins.
Strain your herb through a strainer or cheesecloth into your glass. Then strain the blackberries into your glass. Add in sugar free tonic water or club soda and some ice. You can make your drink look extra special with a couple of whole blackberries & an herb sprig. ;)
The tonic water I chose for this drink is by Zevia. They have other soda flavors as well and are very tasty. They are sugar free and naturally sweetened with stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol.
These are just a few ideas to give you if you have ever had sweet cravings and didn't know what to grab, so you reach for the junk food instead.
The fruit snacks below are healthy, fun and easy to make,
and have satisfied my sweet cravings :)
Mango with Coconut Shreds
Blackberries and Bananas
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bites
What are some of your favorite fruits? Get creative and try new things.
My go-to toppings have been chia seeds and flaxseeds for everything! What are your favorite toppings? Feel free to share in a comment below!