Week of June 19th

I was listening to a podcast today and I heard Dr. Axe say, “Meals are medicine.” He talked not only about all the benefits of broccoli, kale and all the other vegetables, but also the potent healing properties of herbs and spices. By using healing herbs and spices, we can thrive and focus on our overall conditions, rather than on a particular ailment that typically arises from a lack of equilibrium of the mind, body and environment. I found Dr. Axe’s page with 101 Herbs and Spices for healing here to be quite interesting and enlightening.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN BEANS
RED TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
YELLOW SPRING ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, HASS AVOCADOS from SPLENDID PRODUCE, RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, GREEN ZUCCHINI

FRUIT EXPANSION: RASPBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
STRAWBERRIES
RASPBERRIES
BLACKBERRIES
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH

Broccoli Fritters With Cheddar Cheese (Easy Low Carb Recipe)

Ingredients:
8 ounces broccoli, cut into small pieces or chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 large eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp oat fiber or almond flour (regular flour if not low carb)
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 Tbsp avocado oil or your favorite
(Find the full recipe and details here at The Low Carb Maven)

Simple Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Macro Bowl

Ingredients:
8 cup fresh broccoli florets (about two heads of broccoli)
4 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup raw unhulled sesame seeds or hulled sesame seeds (I’d guess tahini paste would work in place of the seeds and water)
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari*
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Blissful Basil)

Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip

Ingredients:
Green Bean Fries
1 pound green beans wash, dried and trimmed
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Balsamic Yogurt Dip
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Dinner Mom)

Balsamic Chicken Berry Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:
For the chicken:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
½ teaspoon dried oregano
For the dressing:
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon raspberry jam
Salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad:
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup quartered strawberries
½ cup blueberries
1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles
1 avocado, diced
¼ cup toasted sliced almonds (or chopped roasted almonds)
2-4 cups arugula or baby spinach
(Find the full recipe and more inspiration here at The Ambitious Kitchen)

Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad

Ingredients:
1 Organic Rotisserie chicken deboned and shredded (skin on or off)
1 large cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
2-3 large tomatoes sliced or chopped
1/4 onion thinly sliced
2 avocados peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley chopped*
3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice (or the juice of 2 limes)
Salt and pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Cafe Delites)

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