Are you looking to introduce an ancient grain to your diet and increase your intake of essential nutrients? Farro is a great choice for your homemade soups, salads and main dishes. A cup of cooked farro is higher in fibre and protein content than common wheat, with 14 grams of protein and 10 grams of fibre – it also wins when it comes to iron, it contains 24 percent of the recommended daily intake.
We can’t forget the Anicent tradition of drinking homemade bone broth, this is season to help you fight infections like the common cold and flu. In addition to being immune boosting, you will have shinier hair, improved digestion, and reduced joint pain and inflammation.
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.
I originally created this recipe as a results-driven detox/cleanse program. Our clients needed something to sustain them through a morning of exercise that was satisfying and energizing, and these protein-packed bars fit the bill. They are perfect now with summer winding down and kids going back to school. Nourishing, portable and easy to make, this raw granola bar recipe provides a great template for experimenting with additional flavor combinations. For breakfast balance the granola bars out with a green juice or smoothie. Keep one on hand for a mid-morning snack or a lunch box option.
These scrumptious roasted chickpeas will quickly become a weekly go-to recipe in your home. They are a snap to prepare, and each chickpea absorbs the tamari and lemon juice during baking, making every nibble delicious!
They are ideal for packing into lunches, but are especially wonderful still warm served straight up, or to top salads, soups, pastas, or pizzas!
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 anti-aging soup is easy to prepare and packed with nutrients! Homemade bone broths contain minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons, substances such as chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.