Recipes (158)

18 Aug
  Beets are one of the best plant sources of betalains, which are potent anti-inflammatory phytochemicals that decrease the risk of heart disease and conditions associated with chronic inflammation. Pea sprouts are high in beta-carotene and vitamin A. Retinol, which is an active form of vitamin A, plays a pivotal role in the development of immune cells, which fight off the foreign invaders that cause inflammation. For more information about the health benefits of beets, click...
16 Aug
You might be inclined to keep your distance from those gnarly looking tomatoes with the quirky names showing up more often in grocery stores and at farmers’ markets, but as a nutritionist I implore you to give heirloom tomatoes a try. Click this link for more on the health benefits of tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes are loaded with health benefits that can, among many other things, reduce stress and strengthen your bones. And don’t be afraid of the heirloom’s odd shapes and diverse...
10 Aug
  There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh basil pesto. It seems everyone loves the flavour it adds to soups, vegetables, chicken or fish. If you have a family member that doesn't like vegetables, try steaming broccoli or carrots and then topping it with pesto. You will convert them into a veggie lover for sure!     Ingredients:   2 cups       fresh basil   1/2 cup      pine nuts or  hemp hearts   1/2 cup      olive oil   3-4...
03 Aug
  This popular Chinese green vegetable is a member of the cabbage family, but resembles romaine lettuce more than the standard coleslaw ingredient. In this stir-fry recipe, this green veggie—paired with shitake mushrooms, a sweet Asian dressing and lots of red pepper—takes on a sweetness without dominating.    Ingredients: 1 tbs        organic coconut oil 1              onion, coarsely chopped 4              garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 tbs      ...
02 Aug
Looking for a decadent treat that leaves you feeling satisfied and healthy? Try my Spirulina Chocolate Truffles! Spirulina helps your body handle stress due to the vitamin B content. For more information on spirulina, click here. Cocoa is great for energy and mood, and is high in antioxidants. It is being studied for its power to balance hormones, improves stress resistance and promotes fertility. For more information on cocoa, click here. Try the combo of cocoa and spirulina in...
27 Jul
  I came up with this ultra-simple, but super-satisfying recipe one day when I had a crown of broccoli in the fridge and a house full of hungry people. I threw everything into the blender, and out came a delicious soup that fed everyone in a healthy fashion.   Broccoli has an impressive nutritional profile. It benefits digestion, the cardiovascular system and the immune system, and has anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties.  For more information...
25 Jul
  I’ve taken many trips to Cozumel, Mexico, to scuba dive in the spectacular coral reefs, and one of my favourite post-dive foods is guacamole. Avocados contain high levels of monounsaturated fats, phytos-terols and antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a polyphenol that helps with detoxification and reduces inflammation. Read more here about the health benefits of avocado.   Ingredients: 2 medium       ripe avocados...
22 Jul
  Check out my personal trainer's posts on the Taevan Gangnier Facebook page. Taevan is a brilliant mobility coach who can teach you how to rehab to reduce inflammation. He has a video series called “Life Hacks for a Better Future!” Here's his recipe for Coconut Paleo Pancakes. It is important to follow this recipe exactly. This is a real photo of the way these pancakes look when done correctly.       Watch the instructional video here!   Ingredients: ...
12 Jul
A salad without dressing is almost unthinkable. But often your healthy bowl of greens is not well served by commercial dressings filled with unhealthy ingredients such as white sugar, white vinegar, poor quality refined oils and a load of preservatives and flavour enhancers. With your next salad, try one of my 3 super healthy dressings that are packed with health benefits.   Orange, Poppy and Hemp Dressing
 1/4 cup      organic fresh squeezed orange juice
 2...
11 Jul
The hazelnuts (and hemp seeds in the mayo, if using) provide a good amount of vitamin E in one meal, which is wonderful for nourishing your adrenal glands. Adrenals are among the organs that store vitamin E, an important nutrient that fights stress. Vitamin E also restores glutathione levels in the liver, which is important for detoxification.   Ingredients:    Salad: 2 cups     thinly sliced fennel (or use celery if fennel is unavailable) 2⁄3...

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