Integrative Health Blog

Holistic Nutrition Recipe: Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips

Posted by on Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous family of vegetables which includes broccoli, cauliflower, watercress, cabbage, swiss chard, bok choy and many others. When eaten several times a week, cruciferous vegetables may provide increased cancer protection. They contain a class of phytochemicals called isothiocyanates which help the body to detoxify potentially toxic compounds.

Ever think of eating brussels sprouts as a chip?

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Tags: holistic nutrition, detoxification, recipe

My Favorite Holiday Pomegranate Salad

Posted by on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

 

My Favorite Holiday Salad!  And it is also the easiest salad I make all year long.

 

Bring this special holiday salad to your gatherings this year, and enjoy the compliments!  

 

Holiday Pomegranate and Fennel Salad Recipe

 

-1 or 2 fennel bulbs:  Slice the white bulb into long, thin slices.  Cut the thin green tops that look like dill off and set aside for garnish.

-2 purple onion:  Slice into long, thin slices.

-5 oranges:  Cut into long thin slices, or pinwheels and them quarter your pinwheels to make bite size pieces.

-4 pomegranates:  Peel and seed to toss into this salad.

 

Dressing:  Organic, cold pressed olive oil.

Adjust the amounts above to suit your palate and preferences.  

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Tags: holistic nutrition, raw food, recipe

Holistic Nutrition: Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

Posted by on Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Anita's Healthy Tips

I’ve been busy with holiday decorating and shopping....there’s never enough time to get things done in December it seems!! Holiday parties and gatherings are sure to include sweet treats which are not so inviting  for those of us who don’t eat gluten.

I wanted to share a recipe for gluten free cut out cookies in case you can find the time to bake! 

It’s the first time I’ve made them -- okay, I didn’t really make them...as I said, I’ve been busy!

My son made them yesterday with Snoopy presiding over the table, and we decorated them last night. It was great fun and a nice way for my family to share our Christmas traditions. We were pleased with how they turned out and they taste great!

Here is the Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Recipe:

3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. baking powder

3  3/4 cup gluten free cookie mix - we used Bob’s Red Mill

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and sugar Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour. Dough may be stiff. Make 2 balls. Roll each ball out on floured surface and cut out shapes with cookie cutters to about 1/4 inch thickness. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes. Decorate with icing.

Happy Holidays!

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Tags: holistic nutrition, integrative nutrition, recipe, gluten

Holistic Nutrition: Raw Chewy Trail Mix Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan)

Posted by on Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Brooke Mader CHC

I wanted to share with you this fun, delicious, raw cookie/trail mix ball recipe I made yesterday! 

I hope you enjoy them. They make a great snack or healthy school lunch treat.

Despite the lengthy dry ingredient list, they are a breeze to throw together. Plus, how hard is it to throw seeds into a bowl?

Raw, Chewy Trail Mix Recipe                   

Ingredients:

10 pitted dates

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin (pepita seeds)

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp bee pollen (optional)

2 tbsp shredded coconut

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of cinnamon

If you are feeling fancy, add some cacao nibs!

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Tags: holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition, recipe, gluten