CARE Recipe: Pureed Broccoli Soup
This soup exemplifies nutrient density – all the way down the ingredient list to cilantro. Cilantro and the dried seeds it produces (coriander) are being studied for their potential to regulate insulin secretion, lower cholesterol, and reduce inflammation.
CARE Snack: Raspberries with Brazil Nuts
Another so simple, yet so perfect snack. This simple snack provides an antioxidant grand slam. Raspberries, a good source of vitamin C and fiber, are also rich in antioxidants ‐ ellagic acid and flavonoids. While Brazil nuts are the highest dietary source of the antioxidant coenzyme selenium.
CARE Recipe: Balanced Chia Pudding – Mineral-rich, Prebiotic Fiber-rich
Chia pudding is very similar to our popular No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal Cups. The biggest difference? The increase in chia seeds. More chia equals more minerals and prebiotic-rich soluble fiber. In fact, one serving of this chia pudding provides 50%(!) of your daily calcium, 30% magnesium,25% iron, and 60% selenium(!). And your gut bacteria and entire intestinal tract will love you for giving them so much soluble fiber. These are WOW numbers from food and are exactly what we mean by using Food as Medicine. Plus… it only takes 5 minutes to prepare!
CARE Recipe: Sausage Breakfast Sandwich with Broccoli Sprouts
Broccoli sprout are rich in an enzyme called myrosinase. Myrosinase is important inactivating the chemoprotective (cancer-protective) compounds in brassica vegetables. Although other brassica vegetables contain myrosinase, it‘s heat sensitive and can be lost during cooking. Sprouts are an incredible raw source of this therapeutic compound – and so convenient! And so make-ahead friendly!
CARE Recipe: Abbey’s Greek Chicken Chopped Salad
From Abbey: “This is one of my favorite salads I’ve created because of the zucchini. Most Greek-inspired salads call for cucumber. But one time, I replaced the cucumber with zucchini and it was a big hit with my family. Why? Because I had made it the night before and it wasn’t soggy the next day like it can get with cucumbers!”
CARE Recipe: Kale and Pistachio Pesto (Lightening Fast Topping to Dinner Protein)
This bright green pesto is packed with flavor and nutrients. Nutrients like lutein and vitamin A, especially important for eye health. Use to dress extra lean protein (like fish or super firm tofu), spread on a sandwich, or add to any combination of cooked grains/roots and leafy and tender vegetables for a fast and delicious salad.
CARE Recipe: Kale Pistachio Pesto Salad
This flexible salad can be made denser for fall/winter depending on which grain you use. Heartier long-grain rice, bulgur, or spelt add welcomed comfort, while grains like quinoa and couscous keep it lighter.
This salad also uses our Kale Pistachio Pesto, packing it with flavor and nutrients. This bright green pesto is packed with flavor and nutrients (like lutein and vitamin A, especially important for eye health).
CARE Recipe: Cauliflower Quinoa Tabouli
In addition to incredible volume to help keep you full, this salad provides a remarkable amount of bioactive compounds. Cauliflower is a member of the brassica family known for their powerful cancer-protecting properties. Parsley is rich in immune-supporting Vitamin C and green onions contain immune and liver boasting sulfur-compounds. Olive oil is a source of desirable monounsaturated fat and, given that all ingredients are enjoyed raw, this salad is a strong natural ‘digestive’.
CARE Snack: Wasa Crisp Everything “Bagel” with Cream Cheese
This is the perfect snack for when you want all the flavor of an everything bagel with cream cheese, without the carbohydrate density of the bagel! This is a simple savory snack and can be easily customizable with different kinds of cream cheese.
CARE Recipe: Homemade Banana Oat Milk (less than five cents per serving)
Milk alternatives are huge business as consumers look for increased choices beyond dairy. Huge demand can also mean huge prices for these products ($3-5 per quart or $1 dollar per 1 cup serving). But they don’t have to be expensive! These “milks” are so easy and so cheap to make at home (pennies per serving).