Fresh and Seasonal Honey Lemon Quinoa Bowl Recipe

We are always looking for a new mix when it comes to one of our favorite grains: quinoa. This honey lemon quinoa bowl is bursting with flavors and includes seasonal apples and pumpkin seeds for an extra nutrition boost.

Be Well Kitchen:
Simple Salmon & Quinoa Clean Salad Recipe

Hey there smartie, you know salmon, a light and super mega brain boosting protein, cooks in minutes, with the Vitamin A and C of spinach and the good carbs you need from the quinoa, the perfect combination for a pre-made lunch, a meal on the go as a side dish or a main meal.

Be Well Kitchen: Swiss Chard Quinoa Recipe
With Cherries & Hazelnuts

This dish is one of my favorites to serve at a dinner party — it’s easy to prepare, yet impressive to share with guests. Your plate will be full of beautiful colors, thanks to the Swiss chard and cherries. And best of all, it’s bursting with flavor, from lemon to basil to the surprising range of spices. Enjoy!

Top 6 Gluten-Free Pastas

Gluten is an inflammatory food that we recommend taking out of one’s diet. When we advise patients and clients to eliminate gluten, there is often quite a sadness when they realize that they can’t have their beloved comfort foods such as bread and pasta! Have no fear … gluten-free pasta is here!

From the Be Well Kitchen: Quinoa Tabouli Recipe

As the warmer months approach, this is a recipe I love to make at the beginning of the week and have around as a quick snack, to add to salads or serve as a side dish. It will stay good in the fridge for about 5 days, and tastes better the longer it sits and marinates. If you don’t have the herbs mentioned, you can certainly add others, I imagine that basil would be particularly delicious!

5 Spring Dinners on the Cleanse

Spring is here, thank goodness! This is the time I year that I love to do a gentle Cleanse to support the liver with detoxification, and add lots of leafy green vegetables to my plate. In the winter, we want more hearty and warming foods like root vegetables and soups. Spring is a good time to lighten up our diets, incorporate more raw foods and eat tons of greens and salads.

I have picked out a few recipes you may enjoy on your Cleanse – with notes about some small tweaks to make them Cleanse-friendly.

Be Well Kitchen: Carrot n’ Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

I love making versatile recipes that can be eaten as snacks, appetizers or even full meals. My Carrot n’ Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms are one of those great recipes! Stuffed mushrooms are a great option for appetizers at a dinner party or a quick afternoon snack. Many appetizers are heavy on gluten or dairy, so they aren’t allergy-friendly or healthy but this recipe is super easy to make and packed with a bunch of my favorite healthy super foods including quinoa, wild rice, carrots, olive oil, and mushrooms. These mushrooms are filled to the brim with a handful of nutrients! They are also free of gluten, dairy, and soy, so they’re a great option for those of you who have allergies or food sensitivities.

Good Carbs? Bad Carbs?
Are All Carbs on the Do Not Eat List?

In the world of nutrition and science we tend to point to “food villains” and look for for quick fixes. For a long time, fat was a “food villain.” People went on low-fat diets to try to lose weight. When that didn’t work, the pendulum swung back and it became all about avoiding carbs like the plague. But all carbs are not created equal!

Our bodies need carbohydrates. It’s not for nothing that we tend to crave “sweet” things – our instincts tell us that we need the energy and nutrients that hide in these foods. But a whole food is always superior to a processed food. Instead of loading up on candy bars and soda, we can satisfy our body’s need for carbohydrates with whole foods from nature.