About HealthyGirl

Destiny was a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. in Biology in 2011. She is currently studying to become a Physician Assistant. She has been writing professionally since 2007 and her proudest work is on her blog, healthylivingwithdestiny.com.

Mimi’s Split Pea Soup Recipe

Try this split pea soup recipe for a tasty, fulfilling, and HEALTHY meal. This meal is packed with fiber and healthy vitamins including Vitamin A, C, K and B6. This meal is great for weight loss and general overall health. This recipe was created my my aunt, Mimi Keller, so all the credit goes to her on this one.

This recipe serves 5-6 people.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of split peas
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 whole red onion (chopped)
  • 1 small bag baby carrots
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 ham hocks
  • 2-4 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro (1/4 stems, 3/4 leaves)
Mix ingredients in large spaghetti pot (5qt). Let ingredients simmer on low or 3 for several hours, stirring occasionally. After three hours or so, the soup will begin to feel thick on the bottom, and runny on top. Turn of the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste!
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Enjoy!
~HealthyGirl

Hot Homemade Lemon Aid Recipe

It’s flu season again, which means lots of coughing, sneezing, fevers, aches & pains. According to the CDC, up to 20% of the population is sick during the flu season every year. This means your neighbors, friends, coworkers and you. One of the best recipes that has always made me feel better is homemade hot lemonade. Here is a great recipe that my grandmother taught me. She likes to call it lemon Aid due to the “aid” it gives others around flu season.This recipe is packed with vitamin C, and this warm liquid should help keep your spirits up, your throat soothed, and hopefully your health a little better.

 

   

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 lg lemons
  • 2 lg oranges
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar (to taste)
  • Juicer
  • Large cooking pot

Juice lemons and oranges, adding the pulp to the juice as well. Add water, and stir. Add sugar slowly until it reaches your desired bitterness. Heat on low for thirty minutes until the flavors blend and you have a yummy warm creation of lemon aid.

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~HealthyGirl

 

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Enjoy this leaner version of stuffed peppers. This recipe is full of flavor, but light on the fat.

Ingredients:

  • 6 bell peppers (I prefer green)
  • ½ lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup  chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pkg of your favorite Mexican rice mix  (I like Rice-a-Roni)Rice-A-Roni Spanish Rice Mix, 6.8 Ounce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup light mozzarella cheese 

Stuffed peppers


 

 

Cook Mexican rice according to package directions, and brown the ground turkey.  Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, and seasonings to the turkey. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove tops and seeds from peppers. Mix browned turkey with Mexican rice. Stuff peppers and add tops. Arrange peppers in baking dish and add ¼ cup of water to the bottom. Put the dish in the oven for an hour, or until peppers are tender. After taking the peppers out, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top, and allow it to melt.

Serve with a side salad and enjoy your yummy stuffed peppers!

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~Healthy Girl