Egg Drop Soup

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With a flavorful chicken broth base and light wisps of egg throughout, Egg Drop Soup is a wonderful, light and simple soup your whole family will request again and again.

The first time I made this soup, my kids went crazy over it and devoured every single sip. They requested it again the very next day for lunch.

Classic Egg Drop Soup

Thankfully, this soup comes together in just a few minutes making it one of my go-to lunches for the kids.

Did you know that you can make egg drop soup with little more than a couple of eggs and some chicken stock or broth?

Egg Drop Soup

I’ve made this soup for a few years now and the recipe is quite versatile. It doubles nicely and the addition of an extra egg makes it a bit heartier and filling as well.

I absolutely love that I can serve a cup of this soup as a first course or a bowl (with an extra egg) as a meal all on its own.

No wonder it’s such a staple in my house. Truth be told,  my middle son would probably be happy to eat a bowl of egg drop soup every single day.

Egg Drop Soup is a favorite easy lunch

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

You just might want to eat it every day, too. And I wouldn’t stop you. There are so many ways to enjoy this Chinese soup that you’ll want to try them all.

You can serve Egg Drop Soup as an appetizer or side dish with an Asian-inspired entree like Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry , Read more

Crock Pot or Instant Pot Cheesy Meatball Soup [+Video]

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Crock Pot or Instant Pot Cheesy Meatball Soup [+Video]

a metal bowl full of cheesy meatball soup with potatoes and carrots and sliced white bread behind it

A creamy soup is turned into a crock pot or instant pot cheesy meatball soup with just a few pantry staple ingredients like carrots, potatoes, garlic, and corn, then add the cheese!

This year we are making sure we are on top of slow cooker and instant pot meals in case you’re freezing and not feeling like slaving over a stove like we are.

I’m going to include instructions for cooking this meatball soup recipe on the stove top as well.

Ingredients for Creamy Meatball Soup

I love a good hearty soup full of veggies, meatballs and cheese! This easy soup recipe checks all the boxes. Here is what you will need…

  • Meatballs: We just buy a package at the store to keep it easy, but you can make meatballs at home if you want.
  • Butter: used to sauté the veggies
  • Vegetables: garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes and corn
  • Soup Base: beef broth, whole milk, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco
  • Salt: adds flavor
  • Cornstarch: thickens the soup
  • Cheeses: sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack

The measurements for all the ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post. You can also save and print the recipe there.

How to Make Cheesy Meatball Soup – Slow Cooker

While you can totally just dump this all in a crock pot and wait 8 hours to build the right texture and flavor it’s not the way I do it.

I know, you don’t want to dirty another pan, but it’s quick and easy and the flavor will be worth it.

  1. Heat a dutch oven or large skillet over medium high heat and add the butter. Once it’s melted add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, celery and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Throw in your frozen meatballs (unless you really want to go through the work of cooking homemade) just to get all of that flavor browning on them.
  4. Dump everything but the cornstarch and cheese into a slow cooker and put it on low for 6 hours or high for 3.
  5. Right before serving, combine the cheese and cornstarch in a separate bowl and then mix to combine.
  6. Add the cheese mixture to the soup and stir until the cheese is melted and the soup has thickened.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for garnish and a good hearty bread!

Watch How This Cheesy Meatball Soup is Made…

Friday Faves 1.19

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Hi friends! Happy Friday! How was the week? I hope you had a great one! We’re still going strong with 21 days of Healthy Habits, I’m finishing up the EquiLife detox, and am looking forward to starting the CBO protocol. (At least looking forward to finishing it?) What are you up to this weekend? P has a birthday party and horse lessons, Liv has dance, and we have a New Years’ dinner party with friends.

This past weekend, we met up with some friends at Great Wolf Lodge. It’s one of our favorite weekend getaways, buuuuut I think we booked it a little too close to our Disney trip. It was still a lot of fun, but I could tell the kids were tired. I tried to unplug and took zero pictures, but I did get one of the yoga studio. I try to take a class at Just Be yoga whenever I’m in Scottsdale. It’s a beautiful space and the classes are amazing – super hot with a mix of flows and stationary poses.

This is random, but I’ve been having a little bit of a struggle on Maisey’s walks lately, and maybe some of my fellow desert dwellers can help. The coyotes are OUT right now. We see at least one every day! Usually it’s at sunset, so I’ve been trying to walk her during midday, but we hear them howling every day and night, and the Pilot and the girls saw one on Wednesday. Any tips?? I definitely want to walk Maisey while the weather is nice, but I don’t want to have a run-in with a coyote….

Maybe I need to drive her to a more populated walking path instead of walking around the neighborhood. Here’s hoping for a coyote-free weekend ahead.

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Friday Faves 1.19

Read, watch, listen:

Listening to this on Audible and it’s breaking my heart slowly. So many of us grew up with Friends, and when Matthew Perry passed away, it hit me hard. It felt like an uncle or a close friend had died. It’s surreal to hear this in his own voice, and no spoilers, but while I knew that he struggled, I had no idea of the intensity.

 This is me.

How to slow down and take care of yourself.

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149: my 2024 fitness and wellness predictions

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Sharing my fitness and wellness predictions for the new year. 

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. I’m here cranking through work stuff and have a new podcast episode live for you! Today, I’m chatting about my fitness and wellness trends for 2024. I always love to hear about what you think will be popular in the new year, and what is “out,” so please share your thoughts below.

(More dog yoga in 2024 please)

my 2024 fitness and wellness predictions

 

More resources from this episode:

I love love love the meals from Sakara LifeUse this link and the code XOGINAH for 20% off their meal delivery and clean boutique items. This is something I do once a month as a lil treat to myself and the meals are always showstoppers.

If any of my fellow health professional friends are looking for another way to help their clients, I highly recommend IHP. You can also use this information to heal yourself and then go one to heal others, which I think is a beautiful mission. You can absolutely join if you don’t currently work in the health or fitness industry; many IHPs don’t begin on this path. They’re friends who are passionate to learn more about health and wellness, and want to share this information with those they love. You can do this as a passion, or start an entirely new career.

You can use my referral link here and the code FITNESSISTA for up to $250 off the Integrative Health Practitioner program. I highly recommend it! You can check out my review IHP Level 1 here and my review of Level 2 here.

I’m still obsessed with my sauna blanket. This is one of my favorite ways to relax and sweat it out. I find that it energizes me, helps with aches and pains, I sleep better on the days I use this, and it makes my skin glow. Link to check it out here. You can also use my discoun

At-home IgG Food Sensitivity Test Review (and my results)

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Sharing the results of my IgG food sensitivity test, as well as pros and cons of this testing method. 

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope that you’re having a great one! Today, I’m working on podcast stuff (new episode tomorrow) and meeting up with a friend for lunch.

For today’s post, I wanted to share a bit more about my personal health journey and one of the steps in the process: food sensitivity testing. When I first enrolled in the IHP program (you can check out my review of level 1 here and level 2 here), I knew that I’d love to be able to help friends and clients in an entirely different, more personalized way. I had no idea how much this information would help me on a personal level, too.

Through my knowledge in IHP and testing abilities, I’ve been able to discover some root causes and I’m working on rebalancing my body through removing the toxicities and restoring deficiencies.

At-home IgG Food Sensitivity Test Review (and my results)

The nutshell version:

– Last spring, I had horrible pink eye which became a trigger for constant eye issues – watering, super red, itchy, mucus-y eyes. I couldn’t wear contacts for almost three months. I’ve tried pretty much the entire pharmacy eye section :/

– I saw many eye doctors who were unable to help me (they just wanted to throw the kitchen sink of eyedrops and prescriptions at me, and nothing helped) – I finally found a dry eye specialist who was able to give me an action plan and my eyes improved tremendously

– I did blood work with my PCP to check basic markers and inflammation, and two markers for Lupus came back positive, which explained the joint pain I had in my hands and the strange rashes I’ve had over the years. Whenever I’ve been under periods of extreme or prolonger stress, I’d get a rash, and my hands would often ache at night, which I had attributed to typing so much.

– I instantly went into test and learn mode, doing an HTMA test, Candida Metabolic and Vi

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