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Mashed Ginger Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Nutmeg

The recipe below is courtesy of Rebecca Katz’s fantastic cookbook for cancer survivors, One Bite at a Time. I highly recommend picking it up! Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C. The addition of ginger serves as a potent carminative that aids in digestion along with providing a zing of flavor. […]


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Healthy Kid’s Super Smoothie

Kids need lots of essential nutrients for growth and development and it’s not always easy to get all of them in each day. This smoothie provides a solution where you can pack a variety of important nutrients such as omega-3 fats, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting compounds into delicious drinks that kids are sure […]


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Blueberry Kanten

Popular in Asian cuisine, agar and kuzu/arrowroot provide a way to make this gluten-free, custard-like dessert featuring delicious, antioxidant-rich blueberries! Ingredients 1 tablespoon kuzu or arrowroot 2 ½ cups apple cider or apple juice 2 tablespoons agar flakes 2 cups blueberries *You can find agar flakes and kuzu/arrowroot in natural foods stores or Asian grocers […]


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Baked Kale Chips

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse containing high amounts of vitamins K, A and C along with manganese and fiber. Some people claim kale is bland and aren’t sure how to prepare it, but this recipe provides one of the most simple ways to enjoy this nutrient-dense food. Kale chips to the rescue! Ingredients 1 large […]


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Maca-Macaroons

SUPER COOKIES?! With a combination of selenium-rich Brazil nuts, maca powder, and coconut, these cookies provide healthy fats and nutrients to boot. Maca powder is derived from a herbaceous plant of the crucifer family and has long been used as a root vegetable and for medicinal purposes among traditional cultures. Some clinical trials have shown that […]


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Gut-Healing Recipe: Quick Kimchi

Fermented foods should be a staple in the diet if you’re working to improve gut health. This kimchi recipe is quick and easy so you can toss it together and enjoy the delicious Asian-inspired flavors! Ingredients 1 head napa cabbage, halved and shredded thinly 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon gochujang […]


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Creamy Cauliflower Puréee

Make this crazy cruciferous with a twist in place of standard mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is packed with gut-friendly fiber, and micronutrients such as vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K. In addition, vegetables from the cruciferous family (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, etc.) possess indole-3-carbinol — a nutrient shown to have cancer-protective benefits. With the added herbs and […]


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Bejeweled Avocado Salad-Stuffed Red Peppers

The holidays bring plenty of opportunities for decadent dinners and over-the-top meals. Part of the holiday food challenge lies in maintaining a healthy perspective with delicious, nutritious fare at parties and events while avoiding the “holiday overload” of heavy, calorie-dense but nutrient-poor foods. Try this nutrient-dense and super-flavorful appetizer made with antioxidant-rich red peppers and […]


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Digestion 101

A quick primer on the journey of our food and nutrition through the digestive system courtesy of WHFoods.com (click for enlarged view).