Source: Amie Valpone

This careful recipe, adopted from Amie Valpone – The Healthy Apple,  is tasty, and it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy! Serves: 4 Ready in: 15 minutes· 1 large butternut squash· 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste· 2 cups finely chopped Swiss chard· 2 cups…

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“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party. But other times, the hunger may not be…

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Good nutrition can play a helpful role during times of stress and anxiety. If you are experiencing increased stress and anxiety, I am sharing the four key nutrients that are scientifically proven to help. Magnesium Magnesium supplements are often used as a natural treatment for anxiety(2) but many people do not even reach their daily…

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This salad contains 177 milligrams of magnesium per serving. Ingredients: 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped) 1/4 c Hemp Seeds 2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast or Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp Lemon (juiced) 1 Garlic (clove, peeled) 6 cups Kale Leaves (chopped) 2 cups Garbanzo Beans (cooked) Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste) Instructions:…

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With its mix of textures, flavors and bright colors, this hearty salad will brighten up your mood. If you’ve got vegans in the crowd, make extra so they can have this as a main! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 bunch kale chopped (steam removed) 1/2 red onion diced 1/2 large sweet potato peeled and cut in…

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Cabbage – Cabbage has a multitude of health benefits, from strengthening immune systems and improving digestion to killing bacteria and fighting cancer. This cabbage soup recipe is full of high immunity vegetables. It has been a Godsend around our house this last week with all the gunk going around! Leafy Greens – such as spinach, kale…

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When you combine the immune system boosting properties of garlic  and some heart-healthy olive oil, you end up with one delicious spread. It’s excellent on roasted vegetables, cooked chicken or fish, as a dip, or added to salads. Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 teaspoons Garlic 4 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon Cumin 1/4 teaspoon Oregano…

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