Category: Digestive-Friendly

Cabbage, Apple & Fennel Salad with Chickpeas

A quick and easy salad that is magnesium-rich and digestive friendly. Makes for a great lunch salad or serve with main dish as a side.

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Halloween Witches Finger Cookies

Looking for a new healthy Halloween cookie recipe that is gluten free and blood sugar-friendly, and will be a hit with your children. You have to try our witches fingers, they are similar to the traditional shortbread with a few healthier modications, along a hint of almond flavor. Serve up a bowl of fingers at your Halloween party!

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Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This thick and delicious heart healthy smoothie is great anytime of day to maintain your energy level and balance your blood sugar. The fibre content in pumpkin is also excellent for individuals having bowel movement and other digestive problems. The rolled oats have also been shown to improve symptoms of diabetes, effectively lowering blood sugar and improving insulin resistance. We could go on and on about all the other health benefits of this smoothie, so drink up and enjoy!

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Polka-Dot Cake

Getting your kids to help mix together this cake ensures it will come together in a snap. Gluten-free and dairy-free, this is the perfect treat for lunchboxes, after school or after dinner. For a bit of extra indulgence on special occasions, try topping slices with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and extra berries.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta

Anti-inflammatory Pho Soup

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Pho is an excellent anti-inflammatory, gut healing and (this version) is low FODMAP. Bone broth is a potent ingredient for anyone with gastro-intestinal disorders, or anyone who is healing muscle or bone injuries. Making your own broth is well worthwhile, and makes your home smell delicious. Warm soup may seem strange to eat for breakfast at first, but with the change of the seasons and cold weather approaching, your body will thank you.

Rebecca Wilson, Holistic Chef, CNPBy Rebecca Wilson, Holistic Chef, CNP

Pina Colada Smoothie

A refreshing summertime smoothie with a healthy take on a traditional pool side "pina colada" that is digestive-friendly. Lets start with Kefir, a Turkish word which means "good feeling" is a probiotic rich food with incredible medicinal benefits including supporting our immune system. Then, through in some pineapple that contains bromelain, an enzyme that may help to treat indigestion–we are feeling good. Added bonus of coconut water to help keep us hydrated is a perfect pool side option.

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Gut-Healing Smoothie

Whether you have IBS or simply want to optimize your energy and health with a nutrient packed smoothie, the following recipe is for you!

Start with half a cup of unsweetened, organic kefir for the probiotic, magnesium and calcium contents. Then add one quarter of an avocado, for the gut-healing essential fatty acid benefits and spinach for a healthy dose of antioxidants and soluble fibre. Next, throw in a handful of berries because they contain pectin which is soothing to the digestive system and vitamin C which is healing. Then add lemon to help detoxify your liver and get your digestive juices flowing for the day. And finally, add a fingertip sized slice of ginger for its anti-nausea and digestive stimulating plus soothing properties.

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Brown Rice Shitake Mushroom Chicken Congee

This congee is a savory rice porridge that can be thin or thick, it is up to you. Known as a medicinal porridge served for centuries in East Indian and Chinese homes to promote good health and strong digestion. A traditional breakfast dish that can be made for dinner as it is both hearty and satisfying. It is very good for individuals with mild digestive issues, a simple grain cooked in a broth with kombu is easily digested and assimilated–does not require a lot of digestive breakdown by the body.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist