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!
It’s that time of the year to ensure your immune system is optimized to flight viral cold and flu invaders. How about cooking up a bowl of homemade chicken soup loaded with an immune-boosting “Army” ¬– antioxidents, beta carotene, folate, vitamin C, allicin…, they will flight the battle and rid your body of pathogenic viruses and bacteria.
Enjoy Eggs Benedict without feeling guilty. Butternut squash is high in beta-carotene and Vitamin A, all of which are good for eyesight and heart health. The hollandaise sauce is completely dairy free – which is also perfect for a vegan tofu benedict.
This full of flavor salad dressing is perfect for summer! It is creamy and sweet, and can be put on top of salads or use as a dip. Basil is full of antioxidants, is an anti-inflammatory, a good source of magnesium, and burst with flavor! Your family or guests will never know it's vegan.
A banana split sundae you don’t have to feel guilty about eating or serving the kids! In fact, this fruit-focused version is actually packed with nutrients. Healthy fats & protein help balance the natural sugar from the fruits. You even sneak in a few antioxidants. The chocolate sauce and whipped cream are dairy-free. In terms of ice cream, choose from organic dairy, coconut, frozen yogurt or even goat’s milk ice cream, my personal favorite. Try something artisanal and local, the key is moderation!
This grain free, gluten free, dairy free pad thai is a tasty way to boost your diet with cancer fighting cruciferous vegetables. This dish is full of colour which means lots of antioxidants. Don’t forget that ginger is another cancer fighting root and great for digestion. When cooked, the cabbage becomes soft like noodles and makes up for rice noodles. Vegetarians can omit the chicken and add rice or buckwheat noodles.
THESE SQUARES ARE AS POPULAR WITH THE ADULTS in my family as they are with the children, whether we’re headed out for a hike, a run, a bike ride or even a road trip. Of course, they also make a delicious and satisfying year-round snack. Add your favorite toasted nuts, seeds or even dried fruit to suit your tastes and make your own unique creation.