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Why Eat Artichokes?

While intimidating to many there are many reasons to include artichokes into your diet. Artichokes are low-fat vegetables high in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. In fact, for less than 70 calories, artichokes are packed with 7 grams of fiber, and almost 4 gms of protein. We know fiber is good for our gut, but artichokes have a unique form of fiber called inulin which works as a powerful probiotic to our good gut bacteria. In a study in the journal, Gut, inulin was found to drive the production of a compound called propionate, a short-chain fatty acid produced by gut bacteria. In the study, the researchers found that propionate increased the production of two hormones PYY and GLP-1. While you may not be familiar with these...

Oven Roasted Artichokes

Oven Roasted Artichokes Artichokes add an elegant aspect to your daily diet and are simple enough to cook for your next dinner party. An additional bonus, the artichoke is a superfood typically high in polyphenols, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and K and folate. Give it a try this weekend! Oven Roasted Artichokes with Lemon and Olive Oil Dipping Sauce Courtesy: The Candidadiet.com  Author: Lisa Richards Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins Servings: 6 servings Calories: 82 kcal Ingredients 1 lemon, juiced 3 artichokes 6 tsp. and 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced Salt and pepper to taste Fresh herbs, such as thyme, oregano or parsley, finely minced Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F ( 200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. Place the juice of one lemon into a shallow dish, set aside. Working with one artichoke at a time, begin by trimming one inch off the...

Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Melt-in-your-mouth chicken thighs prepared in the crock pot with artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes. Author Katerina | Diethood This is the easiest eeeeeasy-recipe of all! Easy like Sunday mornin’! Throw it all in the crock pot and let it do it’s thang.  These chicken thighs are going to make ya wanna jump. This will literally melt in your mouth. There’s so much texture and flavor going on in here, and you can never go wrong with the Cara Mia Grilled Artichokes Hearts. #sogood Not to mention the sun-dried tomatoes stirred in for some extra excitement. But let me tell you, this is what’s so great; this is a meal that practically makes itself. This is why I am so in LOVE with my crock pot. Or is it a slow cooker? What do YOU call it?! All we’re doing here...