Encouraging Help-Seeking this Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are complex illnesses in which insufficient or extreme food intake leads to the destruction of personal wellbeing. Despite their severity which can also decrease lifespan, it can be very hard for individuals affected to receive treatment. Common barriers to getting support include shame, beliefs about asking for help and not knowing which supports…

Crockpot Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup

prep time 15 minutes total cooking time 4-8 hours  servings 6-8 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups green lentils 1 sweet onion, finely chopped 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 3 carrots, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes 4 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth 1-2 tablespoons red harissa (spicy, can also substitute for hot sauce) 2 teaspoons smoked paprika  3/4 teaspoon cumin…

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Quinoa, and Vegetable Soup

Prep Time10 mins Cook Time4 hr Total Time4 hr 10 mins Servings6-8 servings Ingredients 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (~12 ounces or 0.75 lbs) 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup diced carrots 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa  1 (14.5 ounces) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 6 cups chicken broth* 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning** 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried basil ½ teaspoon dried thyme 2 bay…