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Recipes

Coconut Quinoa Chia Granola

Coconut Quinoa Chia Granola

December 8, 2017

Here is a great way to start your day, or enjoy as a snack. The ancient Andean grain quinoa , and the Mexican-native chia seed are both known to be high in plant-based dietary proteins. Protein plays a fundamental role in structuring and repairing the cells of the entire body.

Indian-Spiced Crunchy Chickpea Snack

Indian-Spiced Crunchy Chickpea Snack

December 8, 2017

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are common across African and Asian cuisines. They are high in folate and are a good source of fiber and unsaturated fats. Folate is a B vitamin which helps in the process of repairing cells, and may play a significant role in reducing the risk of certain cancers.

Rainbow Smoothie

Rainbow Smoothie

July 24, 2017

If you are trying to gain weight smoothies are a great way to supplement your diet with extra nutrients and calories. Homemade smoothies are often more healthy than store bought types and can be tailor made to your taste preferences. The ground nuts, seeds or their butters included in this recipe offer healthy oils and plant-based proteins. Healthy fats and protein when combined with the fruits and vegetables in this blended drink will provide a more sustained source of energy.

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

July 24, 2017

This world famous soup is traditionally served cool in warm climates. It has been enjoyed at least as far back as the times of the Roman Empire, and is popular across the Mediterranean, especially in Spain. Rich in tomato as the main ingredient, this is a substantial source of lycopene, an antioxidant in the carotenoid family, which protects cells from free-radical damage and may help prevent certain cancers

Sun Dried-Tomato Tofu Spread

Sun Dried-Tomato Tofu Spread

July 24, 2017

Make it ahead, vary it according to the season and your palate, enjoy. This quick recipe is vegan but if a little cheese is part of your diet, use a homemade or purchased pesto to season your dip. Serve it as a dip for raw vegetables and as a sandwich spread.

Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Parchment Paper

Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Parchment Paper

February 28, 2017

Baking is a cooking method that requires little added fat. In addition, choosing fish typically found in cold waters is known to provide the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This simple recipe can be used with fish of all varieties, including tilapia, sole, salmon, and halibut.

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Southwest Tofu Scramble

February 28, 2017

Tofu is soy bean curd formed from coagulated soy milk. It is a naturally gluten-free, vegan source of protein. It is also high in essential minerals, especially Calcium and Iron.

Almond Butter and Banana Smoothie

Almond Butter and Banana Smoothie

January 25, 2017

Almonds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin that plays an important role in immune function and formation of red blood cells. Bananas are commonly known for providing potassium, a key mineral in the maintenance of cellular function. Bananas also supply Vitamin B6, important for assisting protein metabolism, and maintaining nervous system integrity.

Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Bites

January 25, 2017

A scrumptious, low-fat and gluten-free appetizer or snack! Sweet potatoes with orange flesh are packed with Vitamin A, which plays an important role in immune function, vision production, and cellular health.

Good for Your Gut Green Goddess Dip

Good for Your Gut Green Goddess Dip

January 25, 2017

Kefir and avocado are among the ingredients which determine the cooling characteristics of this tantalizing dip. In addition to being tasty, this dish contains both prebiotics and probiotics.