Enjoy these "comfort foods" that are Phase-1-friendly to satisfy your craving for something hearty, warm and comforting during the colder months.
Cold weather sets in. Sniffles appear. Energy dwindles as the days become shorter. Here are a few helpful, simple tips to keep your health strong in the coming months.
3 Minute Green Pea Soup 1 Tbsp Green Pea Flour 2 cups hot Water 2 tsp Chicken or Vegetable Bouillon or Soup Base Directions In a saucepan, heat water to just about boiling. Reduce heat to medium and whisk in green pea flour and 2 tsp bouillon/base. Cook until the mixture boils, then boil for 2 minutes.
Ingredients 1/2 avocado 2 tsp ginger root 2 cloves of garlic 2 cups of turnip greens (can also use kale or collard greens) 1 medium sized cucumber 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 & 1/2 cups of warm water juice of 1 lime chopped cilantro as a garnish (not to be blended in soup) sea salt and Learn more
Ingredients 3 roma tomatoes 6 sprigs of cilantro 2 tbsp onion 1/2 carrot or 4 baby carrots 1/4 inch jalapeno pepper 2 tbsp taco seasoning (we use the one thatâ€™s available from vitamix) 1/2 tsp garlic seasoning 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 cups hot water Tortilla Chips (Optional â€“ for healthier alternative, omit chips) Directions Learn more
Ingredients 1 cup mung beans 3/4 cup tomato puree 2 tsp coconut oil 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (available at most Indian stores) 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric (available at most Indian stores) 1/2 tsp ground cumin and coriander powder (available at most Indian stores) 1/4 tsp minced green chilli (you can adjust Learn more
Ingredients: 2 leeks sliced, white and green tender parts (see above) 2 medium sized potatoes (russet potatoes) 4 cups vegetable broth 2 tsp coconut oil 1 clove garlic 1 & 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/3 cup chopped parsley or chives Directions Heat coconut oil on medium heat in a medium sized sauce pan Learn more
Ingredients 1 package black baluga lentils from trader joes (see picture below) AlternativesÂ to above lentils: 1/2 cup of any type of desired uncooked lentils or 1 can garbanzo (chick peas) beans 3 carrots diced 3 stalks celery diced 1 medium onion diced 3 cloves garlic pressed 1/2 inch ginger minced 2 medium sized potatoes Learn more