Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

On a quest to create the perfect Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar SoupI spent some time with one recipe I found in The Whole 9 Months Week-by-week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide by Jennifer Lang and another on AllRecipes.com called Copycat Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Somewhere in the middle, I've found a bowl of creamy goodness chalked full of fresh veggies.  I am trusting my husband on this recipe, as I was never much of a broccoli-anything enthusiast as a child; in fact, I have never had more than a taste of this soup at Panera.  It wasn't until well into my years as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech that I began eating broccoli, and it has taken the better half of a decade since graduation for me to truly appreciate green veggies. 

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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Have you ever really loved a certain food, but hated one of the main ingredients?  Meet, chicken salad.  I must admit, I don't care for mayonnaise, I don't purchase it, and I definitely don't want it all over my chicken salad.  I will never forget the day I sat down with my mother for lunch at Cafe at Pharr, in Atlanta, Georgia; wherein, she handed me a newspaper article praising the lunch spot for their healthy eats and conscious approach to cooking.  Most chicken salad recipes include heavy amounts of mayonnaise, Cafe at Pharr uses greek yogurt and  serves sandwiches alongside a handful of grapes, with two yogurt rolls to satiate the post meal sweet tooth. 

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