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Simple Kale Salad: My Family's Favorite Recipe

diet recipes Aug 22, 2019

Are you getting enough fiber?

One simple way you can boost your natural detox processes is to eat more vegetables and fruit. The fiber they contain acts like a broom that sweeps away our waste from the inside out.

My family's favorite salad is simple to make—and its fiber-rich! It consists of kale, cherry tomatoes, avocados, olive oil, and salt.

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Breakfast Squash Pie Recipe

kitchen recipes Mar 08, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


Making breakfast for my children is feeling harder each week. We're all sick of having the same thing. And trying to make it a healthy breakfast is even harder!

One simple recipe that helps is a homemade pie that's so healthy that I serve for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. Made mostly of squash, it's relatively healthy and gives me a break from our routine.

According to the School of Public Health at Harvard, winter squashes are rich in the following...

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Homemade lemonade is a healthy family- and after-school activity

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


My 9-year-old loves making lemonade. There have been several occasions during which I have watched her work really hard to squeeze a dozen lemons manually for her small glass of lemonade. Impressed and touched by her determination and work ethic, I decided to blow her mind (and give her hands and fingers a break) with a Breville citrus juicer. It has brought many benefits into our family.

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Recipes for Skin, Energy, Immunity, and Health from Within

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


I'm always looking for practical, simple, nutrient-dense recipes to treat my skin, energy, immunity, and health from within. It'll be made much easier with the upcoming Well+Good Cookbook!

Click here to check out this gorgeous resource that provides recipes so you can eat your way to better energy, digestion, immunity, mood, focus, presence, sex, sleep, and skin.

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Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea


Last year, a friend of mine made the most memorable tea, made from simply simmering fresh cut lemongrass (from our garden) and some stevia leaves (also from our garden). It was so delightful that I thought about it all year, eager to make more this summer. Finally, I made my own, and, wow! I was impressed by how easy it was to make, delighted by how delicious it is, and really curious about why my body seemed to feel so good from drinking it.

Turns out, lemongrass—full of...

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Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe & Directions (Vegan)

diet recipes Jun 06, 2017

Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe (Vegan)

Guess which ingredients make this delicious vegan treat rich in calcium and iron?

Black sesame seeds are a rich source of calcium and iron. Raw, local, organic honey and coconut palm sugar are some of your healthier choices for sweeteners. Mixing them with some organic ground cinnamon, ginger, flax seeds, and chia seeds yields a healthy, delicious, vegan treat!


  • 2 cups sesame seeds (about 12 ounces)
  • 1⁄2 cup raw, local, organic...
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Inspired by the Bounty: Recipe for Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries, Edible Flowers, and Toasted Pistachios

recipes Jun 30, 2016

This salad was inspired by a fruitful trip to the farmer's market. It's filled with lots of nutrient-dense ingredients that will support your health and immune system, and is so easy to make!

The best part? It's absolutely delicious.

Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries, Edible Flowers, and Toasted Pistachios


  • 2 heads kale of choice 
  • 1 quart strawberries 
  • handful of pistachios 
  • ¾ cup oil 
  • ¼ cup vinegar 
  • 1 TB maple or honey 
  • ...
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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

diet holidays recipes Nov 11, 2015

With Thanksgiving approaching, I have been seeking healthy and delicious recipes on Pinterest. Below are some of my favorites, which will also color your Thanksgiving meal!

This recipe for roasted acorn squash with quinoa, kale, and tahini maple dressing by Edible Perspective offers a rich supply of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and antioxidant compounds that deliver many benefits, including support for beautiful skin and detoxification. Serve it as a main course...

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Recipes for Fall: Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

diet recipes Oct 01, 2015

Some of my best recipes have been the results of experiments. For instance, I discovered one of my favorite summer recipes - vegan pineapple ice cream - while making pina coladas on a muggy July night. While that recipe provided a refreshing treat for the summer, I find myself craving more seasonal foods now that autumn has arrived. I began to think: "if my ice cream recipe worked with pineapple, why not with pumpkin?" Excited to try my idea out, I was thrilled that the result...

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For a Healthier Spin on Pizza Night, Add Brussels Sprouts!

diet recipes Aug 27, 2015

There'sno getting around it, my entire family loves pizza. We also love making it ourselves, and experimenting with different and creative ingredients. While trying to clear out the surplus of brussels sprouts in my fridge, I started one of my more successful culinary experiments: brussels sprout and roasted garlic pizza. It was such a hit with my family, that this healthier recipe has actually cut down our frequency of eating take-out pizza.

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