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DIY Instant Oatmeal Cups

If you are in a hurry in the morning, or often run late and have to skip breakfast, make these easy instant oatmeal cups and stash them in your desk at work for a quick, hearty, and warm breakfast! You can either make these in paper cups with lids, or for a more sustainable option, make them in glass mason jars! Experiment with your own flavor combinations, but remember to use dry, shelf stable ingredients. 


Pumpkin Spice & Flaxseed
½ cup rolled instant oats
2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp flaxseed
1/8 tsp pumpkin spice
Nutrition information: 248 calories, 6 g total fat, 40 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 5.5 g fiber, 8.5 g protein Continue reading


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Carmen’s Chicken & Dumplings

My husband’s favorite soup! I have had people asking for the recipe, never wrote it down until now. Very simple to make, yet very warming & delicious. Perfect for a rainy late fall day. This soup also freezes well for up to 3 months in a tupperware container.
Instead of raw chicken, you can use rotisserie chicken or even leftover thanksgiving turkey in this soup! Just skip the first three steps. 


1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts
6 stalks celery (divided)
2 small yellow onions (divided)
5 full carrots (divided)
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
1-2 Tbsp italian seasoning
cracked black pepper, to taste
1 small can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits Continue reading

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Homemade Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink rich in probiotics (healthy bacteria) – needed for a healthy gut! Probiotics provide the healthy bacteria needed to maintain a healthy gut and a healthy gut is needed for a healthy body. The intestines are where all the food nutrients are absorbed, and maintaining a healthy gut is key for proper absorption. All you need is a SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, and a few simple ingredients. You can either buy a SCOBY online or from a healthy food store, or get one from a friend because every time a batch is brewed, a new SCOBY is formed. Properly research homemade kombucha before experimenting with it!


14 cups water
8 tea bags (I used a combination of 6 black tea bags and 2 green tea bags)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups brewed plain kombucha

Tools Needed:
1 gallon glass jar
clean cotton cheese cloth
rubber band
plastic funnel
3-4 1 liter glass bottles (swing top works well) Continue reading

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