My patients always ask me how to prepare and eat vegetables. If you aren't used to eating veggies, a simple place to start is roasting them - which softens the texture and flavor. Be sure to substitute olive oil (or avocado oil, coconut oil, butter, ghee, leftover tallow) for vegetable oil in this recipe.
This actually tastes like eating pizza! If hummus isn't your favorite, give this one a try. I add Italian Seasoning to taste. Great veggie dip for Super Bowl parties and such.
Everyone seems to have had a bad experience with brussel sprouts that were boiled beyond recognition. Please give them another try! They are delicious, filling and have strong anti-cancer properties. You can roast them in the oven or in a cast iron skillet with cinnamon...mmmm!
Many of my clients enjoy rotisserie chicken because it is a simple dinner start for their family. I would argue this is just as simple and more delicious without the additives. I buy Rosie's brand organic chicken at Sprouts. Always use the carcass to make a healing bone broth soup.
I never use vegetable or canola oil. Substitute with olive oil. Also, you can use purple cabbage and almonds. This is a great lettuce salad alternative.
I never use soy milk, but you can substitute with almond or coconut milk. This is great as a dessert or add Garden of Life's RAW vanilla protein powder for a workout recovery shake.
Make sure you buy wild caught salmon. Farm raised can now be genetically modified and they eat junk food, making it junk food for us. I stock up when these are on sale at Whole Foods. King Soopers also has inexpensive frozen fillets.
Can you tell I use a lot of recipes from TheKitchn? They are without fail delicious. I use hot Italian chicken Sausage from Sprouts which is so flavorful, I often get away with less than the recipe suggests. I also use gluten-free breadcrumbs.
Chia is my favorite breakfast food and/or dessert. It is a seed from Central/South America that is high protein, fiber and beneficial omega-3. It is also easily digestible and considered a raw food. I add 4T chia to 1/4 c liquid (almond milk, water, etc.), let it sit for a minute to gel and spice it up with blueberries, coconut or other toppings.
This is one of my favorite recipes: http://yumuniverse.com/blueberry-pie-chia-pudding/
Kombucha is a fermented tea full of good bacteria (probiotics) that have been shown to boost immunity, speed up weight loss, heal your gut and gut-related anxiety. And it is delicious! You can buy pre-made, bottled Kombucha at any store, but you will pay an average of $3.50 per 16-oz bottle. Making it yourself will only cost about a dollar a gallon.
One of my patients inspired me to make my own. After a 30-day science experiment in my kitchen, I've perfected it - and it is simple! I've started drinking this in the morning instead of coffee and it is energizing. Several of my friends and patients report that they have fewer breakouts and are more regular.
Follow the link to my favorite Kombucha recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-kombucha-tea-at-home-173858#recipe
Here’s another fab tutorial.