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Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup
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Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Boiling the chicken for this classic favorite produces soft, tender meat that melts in your mouth. This is a hearty soup, filled with large pieces of shredded chicken, thick cut vegetables, and a rich, savory flavor. This recipe also freezes wonderfully, so go ahead and cook the entire thing! Ingredients 1chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), cleaned 1 1/2onions, 1 coarsely chopped and 1/2 diced 5celery stalks, 2 coarsely chopped and 3 sliced 1/4-inch thick 5carrots, 2 coarsely chopped and 3 sliced 1/4-inch thick 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 teaspoon peppercorn 2bay leaves 3 sprigs fresh thyme (or 3 tablespoons dried thyme) 1 cup frozen peas Egg noodles (or rice) Salt Freshly ground pepper Directions In a large stock pot, combine chicken, chopped onion, chopped celery, chopped carrot, garlic, peppercorn, bay leaves, and thyme, and cover with water so chicken is fully submerged.

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Quit Shoving: #GivingTuesday Is Changing Shopping Season

Share on Pinterest The holidays are the season of giving - supposedly. But when we're neck-deep in a sea of people violently elbowing each other for the last video game console on a set of formerly overstocked shelves, it can start to feel like 'tis the season to “get mine” at the expense of all others.
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Work the Whole Body With Kettlebell Swings

Share on Pinterest Kettlebells are great for building full-body strength, mobility, and even cardio endurance. The 'bells are a super-efficient way to work out, since each move works multiple muscle groups. Start off with a two-handed kettlebell swing to learn the ropes before tackling more advanced moves.
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Plan The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Thanksgiving Ever

Share on Pinterest Thanksgiving isn't the healthiest of holidays. Just think about classic traditions - eating an extra large and heavy meal, sitting in front of the football game on TV, and knocking back plenty of holiday libations. This year, enjoy a more wholesome day (and week leading up to it) with this handy side-by-side guide illustrating how to plan a great meal - and maintain health and fitness while doing it.
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Get Motivated with Greatist's Instamotivation

Share on Pinterest Sometimes, we can all use a little nudge to get moving. When you're feeling sluggish, head over to Instamotivation.com for a little Greatist-approved inspiration. With each click, you'll get a new, funny, goofy, creative inspirational quote to energize your workout. Get Up and Go: Bookmark these motivational mantras for one-stop fitness inspiration.
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Stay Safe While Cooking Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Share on Pinterest Roasting a turkey doesn't sound like an extreme sport, but prepping this Thanksgiving mainstay can pose some unexpected dangers. Take care when basting (hot liquid and skin is a bad combination) and use a meat thermometer to make sure the bird has reached the appropriate temperature - 165 degrees Fahrenheit - to prevent food-related illness.
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All Up In My Biznaz: Urbanites Go To Crazy Lengths for A Little Personal Space

Greatist Bites examine what's fun, weird, innovative, and downright interesting in health, fitness, and happiness - all in 250 words or less. Check out all recent Bites here. The unfortunate reality of urban living is a diminishing amount of personal space. Among the more minor frustrations is commuting on public transportation, where breathing is often a luxury, or snagging a spot to work at a café without someone peering into our inbox.
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Links We Love: Body and Culture Edition

Happy Sunday! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness information from around the web. This week, we're looking at bodies and culture: from the science behind silent farts to toxic sushi. We want to spread the love and share kickass content in the wellness world, and here are our picks: Stop Juicing.
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Go Non-Traditional This Hanukkah with Butternut Squash Latkes

Share on Pinterest Yes, classic latkes - or fried potato pancakes - are made from, well, potatoes. This year, mix things up a bit by using butternut squash, apples, and beets instead of regular old potatoes. The combo of fall flavors makes this latke variation irresistible. They'd even make a great substitute for mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table!
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5 Happy Things: Animals Dressed as Pilgrims Edition

Share on Pinterest Sometimes all it takes is a change in mindset - no matter how small - to turn a crappy day into a good one. To help you shift into a happier gear, we've rounded up five things from around the web that inspire and delight us, and we hope they'll do the same for you. This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, we've rounded up five photos of animals dressed as pilgrims (clearly, we Americans have too much time on our hands).
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Have a Healthier Holiday Party with Smart Chips Substitutions

Share on Pinterest With all the booze, pies, and Christmas cookies, eating healthy during the holidays can seem downright impossible! Give guests a more sensible option with healthy, home made chips. For instance, slice up a few sweet potatoes and top them with chopped garlic, rosemary, and sea salt.
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The Essential Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

In honor of the holidays, Greatist picked 33 gifts we'd love to unwrap this festive season from fun kitchen gadgets to help create healthy meals to cookbooks with rave reviews and good-for-us snacks, all under $65. Share on Pinterest Gadgets Share on Pinterest Nibble Baking Pan Because there's nothing worse than serving sub-par cake, this nifty invention takes the guesswork out of baking.
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5 Happy Things: Animals Playing Human Sports Edition

Share on Pinterest Sometimes all it takes is a change in mindset - no matter how small - to turn a crappy day into a good one. To help you shift into a happier gear, we've rounded up five things from around the web that inspire and delight us, and we hope they'll do the same for you. This week, we've rounded up five animals rocking it at human sports.
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This is Why We're Moving: A Room Devoted to Napping Just Opened in Tokyo

Greatist Bites examine what's fun, weird, innovative, and downright interesting in health, fitness, and happiness - all in 250 words or less. Check out all recent Bites here. Getting a full night's rest may be a thing of the past, but napping has never been more fashionable. In Tokyo, Japan, a women-only “nap café” opened this week as a haven for ladies who want some peace and quiet in the middle of the bustling city.
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How to Get Motivated Instantly

Share on Pinterest Is sweat really fat crying? Yeah, we didn't think so either. When you need a bit of motivation that actually works, mosey on over to Instamotivation.com for some hilarious, creative, goofy, heart-warming, and - above all - inspirational quotations brought to you by the Greatist team.
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The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Winter

Sparkly snowflakes, cozy blankets, rich hot chocolate…Winter has a lot going for it, but fresh produce is usually not on that list. In colder climates, eating locally through the winter can be downright challenging. But we're here with some good news: Every meal doesn't have to revolve around potatoes and onions until April.
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Health-ify Classic Pasta Dishes

Share on Pinterest Lasagna, mac and cheese, and fettuccini alfredo are classic comfort foods for a reason: These cheesy, warm pasta dishes are delicious…but also not exactly healthy. Lighten 'em up by cutting down on cheese and cream and subbing in whole-wheat (or other whole-grain) noodles. Wheat Winner: Why choosing whole-wheat pasta can be better for health.
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Low Calorie Wine Sounds Great, But It's an Awful Idea

Greatist Bites examine what's fun, weird, innovative, and downright interesting in health, fitness, and happiness - all in 250 words or less. Check out all recent Bites here. Photo: Garry Knight Reality TV personality (and my personal girl crush) Bethenny Frankel recently added four new wines to her SkinnyGirl line of low-calorie alcoholic drinks.
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Links We Love: Healthy Habits Edition

Happy Sunday! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness information from around the web. This week, we're looking at healthy habits: from brewing coffee in a French press to professional laughing competitions. We want to spread the love and share kickass content in the wellness world, and here are our picks: Why We Overeat at Holidays And How to Stop Dr.
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Try Deep Squats to Increase Muscle Strength

Share on Pinterest Deep (aka past-parallel) squats sound downright scary - won't the pressure hurt knees? What about backs? But with the right preparation and flexibility, past-90-degree squats can burn more calories, use more muscles, and build a better booty than squatting parallel. Take time to chat with a trainer or physical therapist before getting started (especially if you have a history of joint problems), since this exercise can do more harm than good if done improperly.
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