food as medicine

Food For Thought: The Gut-Brain Connection

Food For Thought: The Gut-Brain Connection

Our gut is a powerful biochemical reactor, capable of almost magically transforming the plants and animals of nature into the building blocks of our body: the carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to run all the metabolic reactions that promote health and prevent disease.

Root Veggies Are Making A Comeback

Root Veggies Are Making A Comeback

Root veggies are making a comeback as “clean carbohydrates”. They satisfy our need for energy, while providing an alternative to the dizzying array of refined carbs. Because root veggies are rich in fiber, they help fight hunger and stabilize blood sugar, preventing late night cravings. And of course, they’re free of gluten!

Roasted Butternut Squash, Yam and Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash, Yam and Red Pepper Soup

As the air turns crisp, it’s natural to crave our favorite comfort foods. Instead of reaching for mac’n cheese, gather the ingredients to make this mouthwatering soup. Then, while you’re binge-watching your favorite show, you’ll feel guilt-less pleasure with a bowl of warm soup in hand. Be sure to make enough to freeze for those cold nights ahead when you’re too tired to cook!

Updated Hash with Chicken Sausage, Yukon Golds & Baby Greens

Updated Hash with Chicken Sausage, Yukon Golds & Baby Greens

This modern take on the classic “hash” dishes up two servings of colorful veggies in a golden sauté that’s ready in minutes. Save time by prepping the onion and microwaving the potatoes the night before so they’re ready for the skillet when it’s time to cook. These potatoes are teeming with flavor, flavonoids and keep your blood sugar stable all morning long.  This is something that could be made in a bigger batch on a Sunday afternoon for weekday mornings to come. Yum!

Tomato Power: 5 Fab Reasons to Indulge in Tomatoes This Summer!

Tomato Power: 5 Fab Reasons to Indulge in Tomatoes This Summer!

One of the best ways to get the health benefits of tomatoes is Gazpacho, the chilled Spanish tomato soup. I think this is THE BEST Gazpacho recipe ever!