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CARE Recipe: Mexican Lime and Chile Glazed Asparagus (Prebiotic-Rich Tender Side)

CARE Recipe: Mexican Lime and Chile Glazed Asparagus (Prebiotic-Rich Tender Side)

We know spring is near when markets start stocking bundles of young, tender asparagus. Thin stalks cook faster, and are sweeter, milder, and don’t require peeling or trimming like thick stalks do. A simple rinse under cold water is all the prep they need. Some thin stalks will have woodier, tougher bottom ends that can be snapped off just like you’d do with thicker stalks, if preferred.

SkinnyTaste.com Recipe: Penne Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

SkinnyTaste.com Recipe: Penne Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

This recipe was recommended to me by CARE member, Alana. Thank you, Alana. You were right, it is delicious!
Below, I increased the amount of chickpeas, arugula, and sundried tomatoes from the original recipe. I also used the chickpea penne pasta to increase protein content keeping the dish a vegetarian meal. But the credit all goes to SkinnyTaste.com! 

CARE Recipe: White Bean Sauce (“Faux Alfredo”: Great with Tender Veggies!)

CARE Recipe: White Bean Sauce (“Faux Alfredo”: Great with Tender Veggies!)

Depending on the brand, 1/2 cup of store-bought full-fat alfredo sauce can contain up to 40 grams of fat and 1800mg of sodium! With a little creativity, though, we can find alternatives for decadent choices like alfredo sauce that are better for us and leave us feeling energized, not laden. White bean sauce is tasty, a source of protein and fiber, and just as worthy of a simple weeknight dinner. Try it with fettuccine and sweet peas, broccoli, and zucchini, or simply spooned over a plate of steamed vegetables (frozen work great).

CARE Recipe: Balanced Chia Pudding – Mineral-rich, Prebiotic Fiber-rich

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: Kale and Pistachio Pesto (Lightening Fast Topping to Dinner Protein)

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

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

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’.