healthy soup

Healthy Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

By | Kids nutrition, Nutrition, Uncategorized

I went back home to Elk River, MN to visit my parents and thought I would film some videos with my mom making some healthy recipes.  This is my moms and I first cooking on video together so please bear with both of us as we get use to it.  I don’t think Rachel Ray has anything to worry about when it comes to losing her cooking show to my mom and I.  🙂  This recipe is for a bean pumpkin soup.  I was very happy how it turned out, and it ended up really filling me up.  Like I say in the video, if you have kids, do your best to include them in preparation of the family meals.  It will go a long way to helping them be competent in the kitchen when adults.  I apologize for the final 45 seconds of this video being cut off, youtube only allows 10 minute videos when uploaded from the iPhone.  This recipe is courteous of http://afoodcentriclife.com



2 15-ounce cans organic black beans, rinsed and drained

1 15-ounce can diced organic tomatoes, drained

3 cups low sodium, organic chicken broth (or use vegetable broth for vegetarian/vegan style)

1 tablespoon olive oil Read More

Healthy Carrot Soup

By | Blog, Uncategorized

Today my mom would like to share with you are great healthy carrot soup.  This soup can be eaten both warm or cold depending on the weather and your mood.

Here it is!

Just watching Abby do her core workouts gives me an appetite….not to mention those goofy, talented kids doing their balancing/pushup act for all of Madison the other day!

Fortunately, we have a very slimming soup on the back burner for today; yeah, I know, it’s feeling like summer these days, so who wants soup?! It really can be eaten cold, if that’s your thing, or otherwise, just make it lukewarm. But hey, let’s get real: we all know that more chilly days are ahead before serious summer sets in, right?!

Besides, a friend just made this delicious soup for a few of us gals from our Homemaker group at church and I enjoyed it so much that you now get to make it too; she served it with a baby green salad and warm Italian bread, giving us a lo-cal lunch…well, we won’t mention the dessert, okay? Well, get out your big Dutch oven and get ready to do some serious chopping.


5 c. water or chicken broth
5 c. sliced carrots Read More