Whoever thinks eating clean doesn't taste good? Well they are CRAZY people!
Now, this isn't a dish I encourage all my cleanse clients to eat.. however, this is a perfect side dish for weekends, grilled wild caught salmon, grass-fed steaks, grilled or roasted chicken, and/or any clean meats.
This is my comfort food.
I make a shit-ton as I always love to have leftovers with fried eggs in the morning. OMG! No words, just delicousness.
Savory and a crowd pleaser! What else do you need in a side dish?
Okay, enough chit chat, let's do this...
This is one of the simplest Fall squash recipes ever!
Acorn squash is vibrant in color and packed with nutrients. This is just one of the MANY plants Mother Nature has blessed us with that not only tastes divine, but is SO good for us!
The bright orange flesh is full of vitamins C, A, and B... it has minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, which are ALL critical for health!
It's also ample with antioxidants that protect cellular health.
Acorn squash is also a great source of fiber, which we all need more of in our diet!
Fiber feeds our good gut bugs, and if you are in my 14-Day Gut Reset Program, this recipe is for you (just skip the maple syrup!).
This recipe is almost like dessert!
It's sweet, savory, and easy to pair with a clean meat!
I could eat it all day long. It's also a perfect and versatile carb that can take place of other starchy veggies, and is perfect in both sweet and savory recipes.
Okay enough of it's magnificence, let's do...
Whenever summer transitions into fall, I take full advantage of the new seasonal produce coming into play. Just so you know, peak season for sweet potatoes is October through March.
Sweet potatoes are such a beautiful source of complex carbohydrates. They help stabilize blood sugar, are high in antioxidants, and are packed with Vitamin A, the immune system LOVING vitamin!
Whenever a diet removes any macro-nutrients, I recommend you run the other way! Our body needs ALL of these to function properly. So instead of consuming simple processed carbs, focus on the plethora of beautiful Mother Nature made complex carbohydrates to satiate you carb-cravings. Not only do we need complex carbohydrates to balance our hormones, but also to create balance in our appetite and metabolism!
Pair this root veggie with zucchini (also loaded with nutrients - vitamin C & antioxidants), garlic, and onions (both which the gut/microbiome LOVE, you get...
This salad is my most loved. It's my go-to when I'm headed to a BBQ or a get together... because no matter what is served, this salad is a meal in itself! Packed with fiber, antioxidants, and TONS of nutrients... it's worth EVERY amount of effort.
I highly recommend making 2 batches of this. The dressing is SOOOO freaking yummy and is good on any vegetable known to man. It can even be used as a marinade.
The base of the salad combines super antioxidant rich vegetables that nourish your body. Red cabbage boosts the immune system as it is one of the top vitamin C foods on the planet!! It helps fight inflammation, arthritis, AND promotes a healthy gut!
Cilantro is AMAZING at removing heavy metals from our body such as aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium! (Source) Also this salad is full of plant protein! The amount of quinoa in this salad boasts 12 grams of protein! Combing with raw garlic and ginger? Come on! What more do you need in a salad? NOTHING!
Serving food that...
This delicious and simple salad is SO easy to make and delicious to eat! With tons of fiber, phytonutrients, and flavor this could just be one of your new staples in life!
I'm all about keeping healthy cooking simple! This salad has always been a hit and is super simple to put together! The feta is a perfect addition but is also optional!
Of course, I suggest buying all ingredients organically! If you can't buy everything organic make sure you are following the Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Lists! I've included them below. Always buy produce on Dirty Dozen list organically and those listed on the Clean 15, you can buy those conventionally.
Okay now that you better know to buy your produce, let's do this:
8 Medium - Large cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
1/2 Large cucumber peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup chopped red onion
Handful of Arugula chopped
1/4 cup organic feta (Sheep's feta is best and healthiest!)
2 tsp. of Italian spices
3 Tbsp.. Extra...
his super simple and nutritious side dish, is one I often overlook. I usually always buy a big head of cabbage every week… and when it’s still lurking around in the fridge after a few days, I either make my Asian cabbage slaw or this warming recipe as a perfect side dish for any clean meat!
Red cabbage is so good for us! It’s packed with disease-fighting and gut healing nutrients. One of the top vitamin C foods on the planet, it supports our immune system and it’s loaded with fiber… which every human needs more of in their diet!
If you want to learn more about the benefits of this cruciferous vegetable, check out Dr. Axe’s article ALL about it’s healthiness!
This simple recipe is easy and can be a quick side dish to cook along side your wild caught salmon, grass fed steak, or roasted pasture raised chicken.
Okay, let’s do this!
Does cooking help anyone else relieve stress? For me, being in my kitchen, creating nourishing foods, listening to soft jazz or meditative music helps me get into the flow and out of my head.
Last night I was decompressing from day 2 at home in isolation with 2 wild and extremely independent boys.
I started craving cabbage (weird, I know) and decided to make a huge batch of my cabbage slaw. Did you know, stress can deplete nutrients in the body.
It’s simple and so yummy served with any clean meat like wild-caught salmon or chicken… sometimes I’ll make breaded cod fried in beef tallow or ghee (recipe coming soon) and serve it up with this slaw… my mouth is watering. It’s also a great dish to bring to a BBQ, when we can attend those again
Cabbage is so good for us! It’s packed with so many nutrients, fiber, and is so good for your digestive tract! This salad is full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and tons of nutrients!
If you need a simple and...
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