Nutrition is both an art and a science…
The science of nutrition is accessible, diverse and its available through books, internet or videos. Everyday there are new studies and discoveries challenging our beliefs.
The ART of nutrition, is the unique combination of foods, herbs loaded with vitamins and minerals that creates a healing remedy for treating illness and nourishing your body daily.
Applying quality, whole, real foods that are natural, easy and sustainable versus taking over the counter or prescription medications to lose weight, heal a health issue or give you energy.
Your body recognizes, digests and eliminates natural whole foods easier before processed chemically generated foods and drugs which causes illness and disease.
There is nothing more immediate and fulfilling then being able to nourish yourself with natural foods, vitamins and minerals.
For example, did you know that all vegetables and plants contain protein? There are many myths about vegetarian / vegan diets:
Want to learn more? Check out this "Portabello Burgers with Kale and Olive Pesto" recipe and consider joining me at the "Vegetarian Protein Cooking Class this Thursday"!
This is a vegetarian Meal.
Kale and Olive Pesto
- Chop up the mushrooms, slice and saute in a pan with caramelized onions and stuff into a sprouted gluten wrap with sprouts and tomatoes.
- Add the mushrooms sliced thinly into a penne or fusili pasta dish adding a dollop of the pesto and mix well.delicious sauce
This meal includes a hearty mix of protein, carbohydrates, fats and nutrients. The Portobello Mushroom, re an overgrown cremini mushroom high fibre and B vitamins beneficial for breaking down carbohydrates and protein. They are low in calories yet produce conjugated linolenicacid (CLA)—a unique type of fatty acid that regulates estrogen levels. Mushrooms also provide enormous immune system benefits by reducing inflammation and heart disease.
Kale has been cited as the new beef, (in vegetarian circles) a very popular leafy green that has Shown major benefits with antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and anti-cancer benefits. It only takes 100 calories of kale to provide over 350 milligrams for the most basic omega-3 fatty acid. Kale is high in vitamins K (builds proteins essential for blood clotting process) Vitamin A ( promotes skin, eye health) and Vitamin C (a multifaceted antioxidant, antibacterial, antihistamine) supports brain health and collagen production). Hemp seeds in the pesto provide quality volume of protein as well as has protein value in greens and mushrooms.