Ancient grains are great for satiating appetite thus reducing the chance of blood sugar spikes, which can lead to potential weight loss for some individuals.
They are also high in fibre which may lead to a healthier digestive tract by being more regular.
During the month of May we shared several posts and an article focused on Mental Health Awareness. To wrap up our monthly theme we reached out to local Chef Heather Pace to share one of her recipes that has a well researched "feel good" ingredient. Yes, Cacao is a source of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine–three "feel good" neurotransmitters that give us pleasure. It's our pleasure to share Heather's recipe.
Cacao also provides an energy boost while the nuts and coconut oil will leave you feeling full and satisfied for hours. These chewy chocolate squares are sweetened with dates, giving them a slight bit of chewiness. I think they turned out pretty darn delicious! I hope you like them too. Keep them in the fridge.
A powerhouse of protein and fibre to boost your energy and manage your weight. Quinoa and beans boosts satiety because of their high-quality protein and fibre content. Eating more protein can increase your metabolism, thereby increasing your ability to burn fat. Fibre helps slow the absorption of sugar by improving glycemic control.
A healthier alternative to the traditional chocolate torte made with heavy cream. Our torte has lots heart healthy ingredients–like dark raw cacao which also comes with the benefit of being the aphrodisiac elixir of love. Cacao is known to promote feelings of is happiness and bliss. A perfect "rich" dessert for chocolate "lovers" on a special occasion.
Here is a delicious protein-rich breakfast that is perfect after a workout to help replenishes essential nutrients and build lean muscle. Notably, it also has anti-inflammatory, blood sugar balancing, and thermogenic ingredients for those looking for a healthy weight management breakfast.
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.