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Healthy Potato Pancake Recipe

If you enjoy pancakes but find that traditional flour-based varieties tend to hang around in your intestines longer than is comfortable, give this delicious recipe for healthy potato pancakes a try.

Different varieties of potato pancakes are quite popular throughout Russia and Korea. Using new potatoes instead of baking or russet potatoes can reduce the burden that is placed on your blood sugar-regulating mechanisms. Read more about Healthy Potato Pancake Recipe

 

Papaya and Cilantro Salsa on Coconut Rice Recipe

This recipe provides a good mix of healthy fat, carbohydrates, and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C and beta-carotene. You can source coconut cream at most Asian food stores. Give the papayas and mango a day or two to ripen at room temperature before making the salsa.

Ingredients: Read more about Papaya and Cilantro Salsa on Coconut Rice Recipe

 

Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Balls Recipe

After posting a recipe for healthy falafel balls a few weeks ago, one of our readers played around with our recipe and came up with a great recipe of her own for balls made out of sweet potatoes and pinto beans.

Included with this unique recipe is a simple and delicious tahini dressing recipe that goes perfectly with the balls. If you enjoy sweet potatoes, pinto beans, and middle eastern flavors, I encourage you to give the following recipe a try:

Ingredients: Read more about Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Balls Recipe

 

Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

If you enjoy spinach turnovers but are wary of eating flaky pastries on a regular basis, you may grow very fond of this recipe for truly healthy spinach turnovers. In order to keep it as simple as possible, it calls for frozen spinach, which actually has an excellent nutrient profile. Read more about Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

 

Black Olive and Tomato Tapenade Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of pitted and roughly chopped black olives (sun-dried is best, but canned will do)
2 tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons of sun-dried red peppers, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
2 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste Read more about Black Olive and Tomato Tapenade Recipe

 

Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup of cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toss sweet potato or yam cubes with olive oil until evenly coated. Spread cubes out in a baking dish. Top with cranberries and diced apple. Read more about Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

 

Shanghai Bok Choy Recipe

Ingredients:

1 package of Shanghai bok choy - approximately 8 small to medium heads
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1-2 cups of vegetable broth or water
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Cut the ends off the bok choy heads so that the leaves separate. Rinse leaves in a sink or basin full of water. Rinse a few times, using fresh water each time, as the grit tends to linger. Drain. Read more about Shanghai Bok Choy Recipe

 

Rice and Chickpea Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of brown or white rice, uncooked
1 can of chickpeas
1 red or vidalia onion, chopped
Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
Fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or basil
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Cook rice using two cups of water for white rice, or four cups of water for brown rice.

Drain chickpeas and boil them for 1-2 minutes. Drain again. This will help remove any preservatives that may have come with the chickpeas. Read more about Rice and Chickpea Casserole Recipe

 

Spinach, Fennel, and Lentil Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups of washed baby spinach leaves
1 fennel bulb
1/2 cup of green lentils
5 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic, unpeeled
4 tablespoons of lemon juice or red wine vinegar, whichever you prefer
Sea salt and black pepper
Small handful of roughly chopped parsley, basil, or mint

Directions: Read more about Spinach, Fennel, and Lentil Salad Recipe

 

Blueberry Muesli Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of frozen (thawed) or fresh blueberries
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of raisins (organic, if possible)
1/2 cup of chopped dried figs
1/4 cup of chopped raw nuts (pecans are best, walnuts or almonds are also good)

Directions:

Combine rolled oats, dried figs, raisins, and nuts. If you prefer more of a fine texture, simply grind mixture for a few seconds in a food processor or blender. Store this mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Read more about Blueberry Muesli Recipe

 

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