Slow Cooker New Mexican Turkey Stew — Winter

When I went back to work full time I was gifted a slow cooker.  I didn’t even open it for a little while, not knowing what exactly to do with it…  Now that the days are cold and dark, and I am working more, the slow cooker is among my go to kitchen tools.  I make this stew with dark turkey meat is more nutritionally dense than white meat (also it is way more flavourful).  I lay off the chiles as my 4 yr old will be eating with me, and he is not a fan of spice.  This is a hearty, grounding, filling, and nutritious meal that can be ready for 5:30 even if I get home not long before.  Thank goodness for modern technology.

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth -- Winter

This is the perfect recipe to have going on a cold / damp winter night.  Bone broths are one of the most universal nourishing foods across various traditional cultures.  They are packed with lots of protein and minerals,  They are known to support the digestive tract, the immune system, and the production of neurotransmitters for balancing mood.  I like this recipe because it uses a slow cooker which makes it easier for busier folks.  Enjoy!

Homemade Chai Tea -- Winter

What better way to warm up then a hot cup of tea.  I am firm believer that no tea bag can rival chai tea made from all fresh herbs and spices.  This recipe contains several amazing ingredients that have wonderful medicinal qualities.  These herbs help with digestion, circulation, blood sugar balance, and are full of antioxidants.  This recipe can be made in large batches and can use caffeinated black tea or decaffeinated tea such as rooibos.  Enjoy this blend on a cool rainy day!

Oatmeal Breakfast of Champions — Winter

Oats are a fabulous way to get your strength and energy going on these cold, dark winter mornings. They are full of fibre, and will satisfy you while keeping your blood sugar stable for the whole morning.  Oatmeal is also nourishing to the adrenal glands, which are working overtime at this point in the year. I combine my oats with fruit and raw nuts/seeds to add flavour and protein. I recommend a chewier version called steel cut oats for optimal health.