A nutrition client of mine blessed me with this recipe using the white beans. I had to try it! Beans for dessert is a craze that has the food world baking up a storm. It actually makes a lot of sense since beans provide the perfect balance of starchiness, protein, and bulk to replace ingredients such as milk, cream, oil, and eggs. And the bean taste isn't too obvious so you'll actually think you’re eating dessert!

Beans are also a nutrition powerhouse. They're full of fiber, antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals like manganese, copper and magnesium. The type of fiber in beans is a soluble fiber, which can help lower “bad” cholesterol and keeps the digestive system flowing nicely. Beans are dense, too, making them ideal for a dessert dish like blondies, which require that rich, decadent bite.

This recipe is gluten free, low in calories, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids courtesy of the flax.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g after...
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0 Comments | Posted By Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN

If work, kids, travel, social obligations, and more have you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed, take a deep breath and relax. Stress has a negative impact on our body, and is one of the biggest immune zappers. It’s true your state of mind effects your state of health. With stress of any significant duration, from a few days to a few months, all aspects of your body’s immune-fighting ability decrease.

There are many causes for stress and anxiety – nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle, which is a lot to tackle in one blog. As far as dietary goes, I have a couple big suggestions:

  • Limit your ingestion of sugar and refined carbohydrates. They don't give your body the fuel it needs to fight through the stress. Choose more brightly colored foods, such as fruits and vegetables, legumes, and 100% whole grains. If you're struggling to get a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day, try a green juice or superfood smoothie
  • Eat smaller but more frequent meals with some of pr...
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0 Comments | Posted By Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN

Fall and winter are prime-time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. We’re all vulnerable to contagious viruses due in large part to people spending more time indoors with others when the weather gets cold.

Check out these natural prevention tips to avoid catching a cold or the flu this year.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Seems mom may be right about chicken soup. A handful of studies show the ingredients in chicken soup (chicken stock, carrots, onion, and celery) really could have medicinal value. One researcher set out to determine why chicken soup might help colds. He found the soup stopped the movement of neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cell that defends against infection. Ultimately, chicken soup helps reduce upper respiratory cold symptoms.

Another study on chicken soup shows it helps increase the movement of mucus in the nose, and also improves the function of protective cilia, the tiny hair-like projections in the nose that prevent potential infectio...

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0 Comments | Posted By Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN

With temperatures outside dropping and sunlight waning, we’re destined to be more cooped up inside where we more frequently come into contact with other people and their germs.

Keeping our family healthy and our home clean can seem like an overwhelming job, but there are some things you can do this winter to give your family a better chance of winning the germ war.

Hand Washing

It goes without saying, regular hand washing is the key to stopping germs from spreading, especially for people who are already sick. Always wash your own and your children’s hands before eating.

The Floors

Think about how germs can enter your home. Your shoes can track germs throughout your house and mash them into the carpet, floors, and furniture where your kids play every day. Make it a habit for guests and family members to remove their shoes at the door as soon as they enter your home.

Your Child’s Stuffed Animals and Blankie

Cleaning your little one’s most beloved “lovey” is particularly important if you have li...

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Take a peek at this exciting new line, made from real food - over 30 organic fruits, vegetables and herbs - rich in powerful plant-derived phytochemicals and cofactors such as antioxidants, carotenoids, flavanols, isoflavones, catechins, anthocyanins, polyphenols, vitamins and trace minerals.

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Kind Organics Women's Multi

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0 Comments | Posted By Lauren Mathes

There are a lot of great things that make supergreen drinks so popular. One of my favorite benefits is the convenience and simplicity of ensuring you eat your greens every day. Greens are also energizing and cleansing. Typical greens found in most supergreen powders include spirulina, alfalfa, wheat grass, barley grass, kale, chlorella, broccoli, and spinach. Let's take a look at some specific supergreens.

Common Supergreen Ingredients

Wheat Grass

Wheat Grass is one of the most potent green vegetables available. It’s an excellent source of natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes, and is known to be highly alkalizing and will help detoxify the body.

Kale

Kale is rich in calcium and iron, and has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. Lutein is a powerful antioxidant highly concentrated in the macula of the eye. It has been found to help prevent age-related macular degeneration by protecting our eyes from damage caused by daily exposure to sunlight, ...

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0 Comments | Posted By Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
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