Columbus Day yesterday meant a nice long weekend! Mike and I went to New York to visit my family and our friends; it was a truly great weekend. Whenever we travel, I always arrive home feeling that my body needs a break! After a weekend of eating out, some drinks, and out of my daily exercise routine my body definitely needed a break and a boost. I started this week off right with these 8 key steps:

8 Natural Ways to Detox | Lexiscleankitchen.comAlong with the list above, Mike and I decided that we needed a simple and light dinner tonight. I call this my detox soup because it is light, healthy, and packed with nutrients and protein. I love that every ingredient in this soup is from my local farm, and I also love how simple it is to throw this flavorful soup together.  This is a perfect soup to warm up on a crisp day or to ease a cold. ‘Twas a hit!
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Chicken and Kale Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  3. 1 large white onion, diced
  4. 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  5. 2 medium carrots, diced
  6. 2 stalks celery, diced
  7. 3-4 handfuls fresh kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped
  8. 5 cups organic chicken stock
  9. Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  10. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  11. 1 tbsp parsley
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large pot, heat oil and garlic
  2. 2. Add onion, carrots, and celery and mix occasionally for 5 minutes until translucent
  3. 3. Cut chicken breasts into 1/2 inch cubes
  4. 4. Once vegetables are translucent, add chicken and let cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. 5. Add in kale and mix well
  6. 6. Add in chicken stock, parsley, salt and pepper
  7. 7. Mix and let simmer for 15 minutes
  8. 8. Taste and adjust spices as desired
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