Keep your motor running

Imagine you’ve just bought your dream car. Would you pull up to the gas station and fill it with poor quality fuel? Would you forget to add oil and coolants? Would you allow your dream car to be run on the lowest amount of maintenance?

Most likely not. That, however, is how many people are treating their own personal vehicle of transport, their own bodies.

The vigours and stresses of modern day life dictate that sustaining our physical bodies with the ‘highest octane fuel’ possible is essential for health, quality of life and prevention of disease. It is also essential for weight maintenance.

It is said by some schools of medicine that health and wellness of the body depends upon the digestive system. Food, such an essential part of life, deserves our utmost attention.

Some challenges facing us in the pursuit of eating healthy include, for some, economics and the high cost of food. For others, it’s a busy career life including skipping lunch or eating on the run. For many, it’s the challenge of feeding a family with foods that everybody will enjoy.

With a little pre-planning, healthy eating can become a way of life for you and for your family.

The following excellent recipe is easily prepared and can be stored in the freezer for quick-to-take lunches or for an evening meal after a long day of work.

Sustaining your energy and vitality with healthy, satisfying eating is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle.

Ava’s Taco Soup


• 1 to 1 ½ lb of ground round or ground sirloin (ground turkey could be substituted here)

• 1 small chopped onion

• 2 cans of stewed tomatoes

• 1 can of Rotel Tomatoes & Chillies

• 1 can of Kidney Beans

• 1 can of Pinto Beans

• 1 can of Shoepeg Corn (drained)

• 1 pkg of Taco Seasoning

• 1 pkg of Hidden Valley original salad dressing mix (powdered)


• ½ pkg Shredded Colby Monterrey Jack and Cheddar Cheese

• 1 pkg. rice crackers


Place ground meat in a large pot, slightly brown meat then add chopped onion and allow enough time to slight sauté onion. If you have any additional grease, remove or drain at this time. Open all the cans and pour into the same pot. Add two cans full of water and then the 2 pkgs of seasoning. Stir. Simmer for 45 minutes and serve with shredded cheese on top and serve with crackers.

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