Posted by Kristen on Dec 15, 2016
Surprisingly delicious and rich in a number of health-enhancing nutrients, green pea soup is a solid choice for any health-conscious budget. This soup will provide you with plenty of natural vitamin C, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, healthy carbohydrates, and a few unique phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. - Ben Kim Read more about How to Make Healthy Pea Soup
Posted by Kristen on Sep 30, 2015
If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize. Read more about Quinoa: One of Nature's Healthiest Protein-Rich Foods
Posted by Kristen on Mar 23, 2015
A healthier version of Reese peanut butter cups, these chocolate cashew butter cups deliver plenty of heart-healthy flavonoids and healthy protein. If cashew butter isn't your thing, feel free to substitute with your preferred nut butter - almond butter and organic peanut butter work just as well, though both are less naturally sweet than cashew butter, so you may want to add a little more honey to the filling. - Ben Kim
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Posted by Kristen on Jan 11, 2015
Though not as popular as various squashes and hardy greens that take center stage come autumn, fennel stands toe to toe with most other plant foods in nutritional value.
It's a solid source of natural vitamin C, folate, healthy fiber, and potassium. It also provides some calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus for bone-building. Read more about Fennel for Cancer Prevention
Posted by Kristen on Jun 27, 2014
What do you get when you combine macadamia nuts, coconut shreds, walnuts, avocados, fresh lime juice, dates, honey, and sea salt? Only the healthiest version of key lime pie that I've ever tried. The crust requires some patience and elbow grease, but it's completely worth the effort. Read more about How to Make Healthy Key Lime Pie
Posted by Kristen on Feb 11, 2014
Though this recipe for Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies includes some refined ingredients like sugar, seeing as we had never run across a quinoa-filled cookie, Kristen whipped it up for all to see with the understanding that those who prefer all-natural ingredients can use substitutes for sugar, butter, etc. So please, no finger-pointing comments from the food police on this one. Thanks, and enjoy. - Ben Kim Read more about How to Make Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Posted by Kristen on Dec 06, 2013
If pecan pie is on your mind, you and your guests will love this raw and healthy version. It's loaded with healthy protein, healthy fatty acids, fiber, and a number of bone-building minerals. Unlike most traditional pie recipes, this one is completely free of dairy, gluten, and processed sugar. Enjoy! Read more about How To Make Healthy Pecan Pie
Posted by Kristen on Nov 18, 2012
With pomegranates in season for most of us, now's the time to infuse our cells with their many health-enhancing nutrients.
Pomegranates are one of nature's best sources of polyphenols and isoflavones, groups of antioxidants that are thought to help suppress and even kill off cancer cells. Read more about A Lovely Pomegranate and Almond Salad
Posted by Kristen on Nov 15, 2012
Love guacamole and feeling a little adventurous? This recipe provides edgy and colourful twists that are likely to please all those who appreciate mashed avocados.
Rich in lutein, vitamin E, carotenoids, and healthy fiber, this mango pomegranate guacamole is good for all of your body parts, but particularly your eyes. Many thanks to Kristen for sharing this lovely recipe with us. - Ben Kim Read more about Guacamole With A Twist For Healthy Vision
Posted by Kristen on Oct 29, 2012
Chickpeas are one of the least expensive, nutrient-rich foods that you can devour. They're naturally abundant in a number of health-enhancing micro and macronutrients, most notably folate, manganese, tryptophan, copper, iron, and of course, healthy protein.
Due to their high folate and tryptophan content, chickpeas are an excellent food choice for women of child-bearing age and people who have trouble sleeping well. - Ben Kim Read more about Easy Peasy Mouthwatering Chickpea Salad