Did you know that in March we celebrate the National Colon Cancer Awareness month? Yep! That's right, the Colon is such an important part of our digestive system, part of its job is to move out the residue of our body(by this I mean the stuff that our body does not need). Keeping the Colon working at its full potential also aids in preventing Colorectal cancer which is seen more and more in industrialized countries like the USA. When the Colon cannot "pass" the garbage out, it can irritate the cells that cover its inside lining, when this happens, the possibility of damaging these cells and creating a toxic buildup can lead to dangerous polyps. Over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. The good news? By adding more fiber, water, Vitamin A & D (from real foods) and healthy bacteria we can help to keep it healthy. The following recipe has all of the "good stuff" to keep your Colon going so go ahead and share it with your family and friends. At the Real Food Academy, we love to keep our community healthy!
Kale is here to stay. A "wild" member of the cabbage family, this rough green can be cooked or made into salads such as the classic Caesar Salad created by August Escoffier for his friend Caesar Ritz. Kale is high in fiber (which helps digestion), full of phytonutrients which help detoxify our bodies and has a wide array of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the whole family. Make sure you "massage" the dressing on to the Kale so it really absorbs the flavor of the dressing. Serve it with grilled Portobellos, tofu or add it to a wrap for a twist!
Sweet healthy and delicious combination of lemon, vinegar and beets with a touch of maple syrup! Your kids will love this one!
The dynamic duo! Cauliflower and Artichokes are known for their health benefits. They contain minerals, vitamins, fiber and antioxidants that aid the cardiovascular system, immune system, detoxify the body and prevent early oxidation in cells that can speed up cancer. Skip the Parmesan and Goat Cheese to keep it on the vegan side and add some Turmeric and Nutritional Cheese for added flavor!
Perfect for Valentine's Day Dinner! This grilled romaine lettuce tossed with roasted beets, berries, pistachios and homemade dressing is easy to make, can be prepared ahead of time and is full of antioxidants and healthy fats. If you don't have a grill, you can always broil the lettuce(only for 1 or 2 minutes). Turn this salad into an entree by serving it with shrimp or grilled fish!
This simple winter salad will fill your family with energy. Our Maple Vinaigrette is an excellent low salt, low citric recipe and the "melange" of Spinach, Almond and Cranberries a low fat vegan option for light lunch or dinner salad.
This is winter season, try our flourless version of Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Pappardelle instead of Pasta. Gluten free and light version of the well know classic!
The Fresh Summer Bean Salad is our version of the classic bean salad, we have added green and sugar snaps beans in a light basil vinaigrette for a twist. It’s light, full filling and packed with proteins and fiber. If you have extra time, try homemade beans instead of canned, you can make them ahead of time and keep them refrigerated, in their liquid for up to 3 days.
Superfoods! Quinoa and Salmon come together in this easy to make and delicious recipe.