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CARE Snack: Roasted Chickpeas and Herbal Digestive Tea

CARE Snack: Roasted Chickpeas and Herbal Digestive Tea

Roasted chickpeas were made for us “salty snackers”. Replace the afternoon pretzels with this high-fiber, high-protein yet salty and crunchy- alternative. Chickpeas are a rich pre-biotic food (from our CARE Bonus Step: Strengthening Digestion). Pair with an herbal digestive tea, like ginger or mint, for a therapeutic mid-day break that actually support your intestinal cells vs stress them (like high caffeine, high sugar afternoon snacks). PLUS, this is a great portable snack that keeps in desk drawers and bags making sure adhering to meal timing is not a problem!

CARE Snack: Immune & Thyroid Booster – Kiwi Fruit with Brazil Nuts

CARE Snack: Immune & Thyroid Booster – Kiwi Fruit with Brazil Nuts

I love this snack as an example of food first (vs. supplements). This snack supports your immune system, natural detoxification, and thyroid by providing 100% of your daily needs for both vitamin C (kiwi) and selenium (Brazil nuts). It also provides fiber and just the right combination of healthy carbohydrate (kiwi) and healthy fat (Brazil nut) to help control your blood sugar in-between meals. This is how easy, and tasty, it is to eat with purpose.

CARE Recipe: Tater Tot Hash (Therapeutic White Veggie Skillet) | How to Make Tater Tots Fit onto a Balanced Plate Part 1

CARE Recipe: Tater Tot Hash (Therapeutic White Veggie Skillet) | How to Make Tater Tots Fit onto a Balanced Plate Part 1

Here the texture of riced cauliflower pairs incredibly with the diced potato goodness of tater tots. The cauliflower allows us many more bites of tater tot than having them by themselves. Cauliflower and potato pair extremely well together in many dishes. I find it much more enjoyable to keep a touch of potato in any revised idea rather than just trying to use cauliflower as a full substitute for potato. For example, when making cauliflower mashed potatoes I always add one potato and it has made all the difference with my family. The same applies here mixing tater tots with riced cauliflower.

CARE Recipe: Sautéed Leek Greens; Too Much Nutrition for the Compost Bin

CARE Recipe: Sautéed Leek Greens; Too Much Nutrition for the Compost Bin

Cooking Leek Greens Milder than onion, easy, and surprisingly delicious! I, admittedly, only recently found out how absolutely surprisingly delicious leek greens are (those dark green tops of leeks); and how easy to cook!  Leek greens seemed fibrous to me and so I defaulted to using them for stock (or compost).  I knew, just from [...]