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Healthy Replenishment Meal

Here's a favourite autumn dish that packs plenty of quality protein and healthy carbohydrates for days when you're craving a warm and replenishing meal. It's equally good for preparing your body for vigorous activity the next day, or to help replace glycogen and electrolyte stores after a physically demanding day.

Sweet potatoes are rich in a number of micronutrients, the most prominent of which are vitamin C and beta-carotene; both are powerful antioxidants that can decrease your risk of developing diabetes and colon cancer. Read more about Healthy Replenishment Meal

 

Lime-Marinated Navy Bean Salad Recipe

Lime-Marinated Navy Bean Salad

Makes about 4 large servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups cooked can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 large ripe tomato, chopped
Handful of chopped green onions
2 teaspoons minced parsley
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh figs (optional)
Chopped capers (optional) Read more about Lime-Marinated Navy Bean Salad Recipe

 

Five Reasons To Eat Navy Beans

If you're keen on limiting dairy and gluten intake, another excellent choice is the nutrient-dense navy bean. On their own, navy beans don't pack much flavour, but if you combine them with a few choice companions, you'll likely be pleasantly surprised to welcome them into your weekly menu plan. Read more about Five Reasons To Eat Navy Beans

 

Quinoa-Stuffed Avocados Recipe

Though technically a seed, you prepare quinoa as you would any whole grain - two cups of water for every cup of quinoa, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until done, usually about 10 to 15 minutes for a cup of quiona that will make about 3 to 4 decent servings. Read more about Quinoa-Stuffed Avocados Recipe

 

Why Red Beets Should Be A Part Of Your Life

I'm constantly on the lookout for recipes that call for red beets; per ounce, few foods that I'm aware of are as dense in a variety of nutrients that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Red beets are particularly rich in B vitamins, including folate, which makes them useful for lowering blood homocysteine and preventing birth defects. Read more about Why Red Beets Should Be A Part Of Your Life

 

Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Avocado Sandwich

If you're staying away from gluten, dairy, and flesh meats but find yourself craving a filling sandwich, this one's well worth the effort of putting together for yourself and loved ones.

Portobello mushrooms are rich in niacin (vitamin B3), potassium, and selenium, while avocado delivers plenty of lutein and natural vitamin E for healthy eyes and cardiovascular support.

You'll need some gluten-free bread, which is becoming more readily available in regular grocery stores. But keep in mind that most varieties are made with rice and/or tapioca flour, and too much of either can be constipating for some. Read more about Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Avocado Sandwich

 

How To Make Dairy and Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

As mentioned in my post on The Best Way To Get And Stay Healthy, if you are looking to overcome any chronic health challenge, one of the best first steps that you can take is to avoid conventional dairy and grains that contain gluten. To put it simply, pasteurized and homogenized dairy and gluten are common triggers for inflammation throughout the body.

I realize that for some, it can be quite daunting to imagine a diet that doesn't include cheese and pasta. Which is why I thought it would be a good idea to share dairy and gluten-free options for macaroni and cheese. Read more about How To Make Dairy and Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

 

Satisfying Pasta-Like Dish Without Flour-Based Noodles

In the mood for a pasta-like dish without a large serving of refined carbs to weigh you down? If so, you'll definitely want to give this spaghetti squash and lentil recipe a try. Read more about Satisfying Pasta-Like Dish Without Flour-Based Noodles

 

Healthy Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

Though mashed potatoes can be a nourishing side or main dish, if you tend to have high blood sugar or insulin levels, it's probably best that you limit your consumption of potatoes to a serving or two per week. Read more about Healthy Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

 

How to Make a Mouthwatering Risotto with Peas and Basil

Looking for a delicious, dairy-free risotto? With the right amount of time and love put into this recipe, I'm willing to bet that this creamy rice dish is as good as anything ever made by Jamie Oliver or Tyler Florence. Read more about How to Make a Mouthwatering Risotto with Peas and Basil

 

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