What’s Your Healthy Rachel Rhodes?

{When you work out and eat healthy you feel good and look good. I have a pretty weird digestion system and when I eat anything process I usually get  sick. When I stay away from crap I feel good and my tummy is happy. No matter what anyone says exercising really helps one’s self esteem as well, so I think any form of exercise to help one stay active is really important. When you look good you feel confident about yourself, in return you will have happier life.}

4 healthy snacks…

{Apples w/ Peanut Butter}

{Carrot sticks and Cucumber slices}

{Oatmeal with blueberries}

{Blue Print Cleanse (fave: lemon, water, cayenne, agave) }

1 Cheat Snack…

{CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE}

Favorite Recipe…

I love the fall, colors, fashion, and of course soups}

{Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa}

Ingredients (Serves about 6)

  • 1 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup pitted and quartered kalamata olives
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Steam the butternut squash until barely tender, about 10 minutes. Remove half of the squash pieces and set aside.
  2. Steam the remaining squash until very tender, an additional 4 to 6 minutes. Mash this squash with the back of a fork. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring the chicken broth to a simmer.
  4. Add chicken thighs, cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer the chicken thighs to a plate and allow to cool. Pour broth into a medium-sized bowl.
  6. Return the saucepan to the stovetop and lower heat to medium. Add olive oil.
  7. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is starting to turn brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Add minced garlic and oregano. Cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute.
  9. To the saucepan, add tomatoes, butternut squash pieces, mashed butternut squash. Stir to combine.
  10. Stir in reserved chicken broth and quinoa. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa turns translucent, about 15 minutes.
  11. Shred the chicken with your fingers or a fork.
  12. Stir the chicken, olives and pepper into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat, about 5 minutes.
  13. Stir in parsley and serve.

Thank  you, Rachel!

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