Slow Cooker Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder - flavorful, filling and dairy-free!I know a recipe is a keeper when Joe eats so much of it that I barely get any myself. This slow cooker corn chowder was a huge hit–and so easy to make! If you’re spending today meal prepping for the week, add this recipe to your list. Slow Cooker Corn Chowder - flavorful, filling and dairy-free! Slow Cooker Corn Chowder - flavorful, filling and dairy-free! 

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Yield: 6-8 servings

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)

This easy slow cooker corn chowder is made with under 10 ingredients and no dairy!

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of corn (remove the kernels) or 6 cups corn if you're using frozen
  • 4 heaping cups yukon potatoes (chopped into 1/2" cubes)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt + pepper to taste (be generous with both)
  • Chives for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients. Shuck the corn and remove kernels, wash and chop the potatoes, dice the onion.
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.*
  4. Transfer 3/4 the soup to a blender. Blend and then mix back into the remaining 1/4.**
  5. Enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

*In my slow cooker (which is old) it takes 5 hours on high. Definitely check yours after 4--the main thing is you want the potatoes to be soft. **I don't blend part of it because I like having some potato chunks and corn kernels in every bite. If you want a smooth consistent texture, blend all of it.

http://pumpsandiron.com/2016/10/16/slow-cooker-corn-chowder-dairy-free/

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder - flavorful, filling and dairy-free!

Are you guys doing any meal prep for the week? I’m actually off to teach two classes and then meeting up with friends to watch some football so I’m … not. But a batch of this chowder will be made later in the week for sure! Slow Cooker Corn Chowder - flavorful, filling and dairy-free! Slow Cooker Corn Chowder - flavorful, filling and dairy-free!

And that concludes this week’s edition of Gratuitous Food Close-Ups. Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! It’s been a marathon of teaching for me–15 classes down this week and four more to go today. 🙂

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Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)Okay so the texture of this delicious dessert is definitely more ice cream than sorbet, but the taste is exactly what you think of when you hear “sorbet”. Plus, Lemon Ice Cream sounds a little weird, no? I don’t want to eat Lemon Ice Cream. Lemon Sorbet on the other hand …

Git in muh bell-ayy.

That’s an Austin Powers reference for anyone reading this under the age of 15 FYI. 😉

Word choice and Austin Powers aside, I keep a ziplock bag of almost-too-ripe bananas in my freezer that I’m constantly replenishing because they are so versatile. They make the texture and taste of just about any smoothie better and when you want a quick dessert that’s satisfying but also healthy, frozen bananas are so clutch. As you guys probably already know, if you have a blender or food processor you can make faux ice cream/sorbets with them!

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)

Today’s recipe is a palette-cleanser dessert. The banana and honey satisfy your sweet tooth while the lemon and mint leave your mouth refreshed. I’ve always been a huge fan of mint sweets so this has been my go-to combo lately when I want a treat after dinner (an upgrade from running out in my pajamas to get a Peppermint Patty at the CVS next door haha).

Mint Close Up Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)Usually I think of adding in nutrient boosters and things of that nature to morning-time drinks and meals, but I actually love how the tart citrus flavor of MegaFood’s Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder blends with the lemon in this dessert.

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
  2. Enjoy right away. If the blending process has caused it to “melt”, you can pop it back in the freezer for 15 minutes for a harder texture.
http://pumpsandiron.com/2016/09/15/naturally-sweetened-lemon-sorbet-single-serve/

Daily C Protect Energy Booster Powder from MegaFoodTo fully explain why I like the Daily-C powder from MegaFood, as with all their products, I’ve got to start from the source. Their supplements begin as real food and this is no exception. The Vitamin C contains organic oranges grown on Uncle Matt’s Farm in Florida, which I just think is the coolest thing! The whole orange is used so that your immune system is nourished naturally, supported by the astragalus and schisandra berry that are also in the powder.*

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Sorbet (Single-Serve)Have you ever made “ice cream” from frozen bananas? What’s your favorite recipe? If I want something a bit richer, I’ll do banana + peanut butter + maple syrup. O. M. G.

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This post was sponsored by MegaFood. While I am a paid ambassador for the brand, all opinions–as always!–are my own. I absolutely love their products and think you will, too!

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Recipe Roundup from the Archives & Interwebs

10 Healthy Recipes to Try

Hello from Martha’s Vineyard! With three little maniacs running around, I wouldn’t say this vacation is exactly relaxing (LOLLOLLOL) but it is wonderful being back and getting to show Joe’s fam this beautiful island I’m lucky enough to call home. I’ve been getting in about 30 minutes of work each morning before the crazies wake up so here’s your second roundup from the archives, blogs I follow and readers. 🙂

10 Healthy Recipes to Try

Greek Yogurt & Crushed Almond Banana Popsicles

This healthier dessert is super kid-friendly. You can have them help you make them and customize their own toppings. Adult-friendly, too. 😉 greek-yogurt-almond-frozen-bananas

Clearly an old post based on this photo quality haha

High-Fiber Coconut Blueberry Breakfast Muffins from In Fitness and In Health

Drooooool. Blueberry muffins for the win … every time.

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Baked Zucchini Chips with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from Hungry by Nature

How delicious do these look?! Make these zucchini chips the next time you need a healthy snack. baked-zucchini-chips-angle-tall

Creamy Almond Garlic Sauce (Vegan)

This is a delicious sauce for pastas and stir-fries! Creamy Almond Garlic Sauce (vegan) - perfect for serving with pasta or quinoa and roasted veggies, or drizzled on salmon and brown rice

Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from The Healthy Maven

I make some version of roasted chickpeas almost every week–seriously my favorite snack. Adding spaghetti squash and pesto to the mix? Game over. Get in my belly NOW. Pesto-Spaghetti-Squash-with-Spicy-Roasted-Chickpeas

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

These are awesome for meal prep. Freeze a bunch to have on hand for weeks! Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers -- vegan, gluten-free and a great option for food prepping for the week!

Healthy Breakfast Casserole from Eating Bird

What an awesome baked egg dish idea!

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High-Protein Black Bean Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches from Ambitious Kitchen

This recipe looks easy and delicious! Also seriously check out Monique’s cookie recipes on AK: AMAZING. AvocadoTunaSalad-2

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bars

Make these at the beginning of the week to have on hand as a grab-and-go snack! (No-Bake) Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bars -- easy to make and the perfect snack! | pumpsandiron.com

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

These are great for a snack or health(ier) dessert. I’ve heard they’re delicious microwaved but haven’t tried it yet myself. 🙂 Chickpea Chocolate Chip "Cookie Dough" Bites (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, no added sugar)

Try one of these recipes this week! And if you have a recipe of your own to share, leave it in the comments!

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