Minestrone soup and more favorites

We had our first snowfall in Winnipeg in early October and even though I’ve been making soups weekly since September, this snowfall really inspired me to have some solid soup recipes on deck for the winter.

A few weeks ago, I shared my super easy Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup. It’s a favorite because it’s salty, has a variety of textures and it’s EASY! This Minestrone soup checks all those boxes too!

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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup

This soup is easy on so many levels. Simple ingredients, meal prep friendly, make-ahead, slow cooker, freezer friendly. What more do you need?

Fall has arrived and that makes it easy to justify making soup every week. I usually stick with a slow cooker soup, so that it cooks all day and is ready to eat when we get home. No effort required. With the exception of cooking up some egg noodles before serving, this soup is meal prep friendly, make-ahead and a real time saver if you don’t have a lot of hands-on time to cook dinner.

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Back-to-school meal planning tips

Can I tell you secret? I don’t usually meal plan in the summer. We really like to relax and just go with the flow in the summer, so getting back into a routine for back-to-school is an adjustment, for sure. If you’ve been following on my Instagram stories, I’ve been posting some of my favorite meal planning and prepping tips pretty regularly. Those tips will certainly help you get through the first few weeks back-to-school, as kids and adults adjust to a new routine, but this post will help with a few major school-related obstacles:

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