Recipe Tag: holiday

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Vegan Black Bean and Millet Stuffed Peppers

I discovered a traditional Mexican dish while living abroad in the Yucatan called Chilies En Nogada. It is typically served during the month of September in honor of Mexican Independence Day because the colors of the food in the dish mirror those in the Mexican flag: red, white & green. It is also popular over the Christmas holiday. Back home I created a vegan version packed with nutrients and healthy enough to be eaten every day and not just on special occasions. This rendition is high in protein, blood sugar balancing and makes use of millet, an often overlooked whole grain.

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Plate of fried brown vegeterian potato pancakes with cup of cream isolated at white background. Nationail Russian meal.

Happy Hanukkah Wheat-Free Rosemary Latkes

For those of you who have been following our blog regularly, you know by now that we don’t stop at healthy food. At myWholeLife we only settle for delicious food that just happens to be amazingly healthy for us as well. This latke recipe is a great example — with a few simple substitutions, we have turned this classic into a meal you can feel good about eating during Hanukah, or anytime of the year. It's so good you may just forget about the classic version altogether.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with important vitamins like A, D, and C, all of which help support the immune system. As well, they contain important minerals like iron and magnesium. Since sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, their sugars release slowly into our blood stream, helping manage our blood sugar. What's more, these complex carbs curb cravings and prevent overeating — things many of us struggle with during the holidays. The eggs, a terrific source or protein, also help to control our blood sugar. And finally, topping off all that goodness with a dollop of yogurt, rich in probiotics, you have a meal to boost your immunity and give you steady energy to keep you going this holiday season!

Justine StengerBy Justine Stenger, B.Ed, CHC