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Nutty Green Rice

Nutty green rice is both delicious AND filling. Pair this detox approved dish with a detox approved vegetable (such as broccoli, kale, carrots, cauliflower, or cabbage salad) and you will have a well-balanced meal with carbs from the rice, protein from the almonds, fat from the olive oil, and micronutrients from the vegetables. Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this recipe!   Ingredients: (Servings: 8 {1 serving ≈ ½ cup}, Calories: 157) 1 cup basmati or brown rice 2 cups water ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds 1 bunch parsley 1 clove garlic 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper ½ cucumber, diced, for garnish   Directions: Bring water to a boil, add rice and salt,...

Guacamole

This recipe is simple to make and calls for fresh, high quality ingredients. The best guacamole starts with the freshest ingredients, so be sure to look for avocados that are ripe, but firm. Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this delicious recipe! Plain and simple, it is a blend of quality ingredients with flavors that meld together perfectly.   Ingredients: (Servings: 4, Calories: 169) 2 cloves garlic, minced (= 2 teaspoons) 3 scallions or red onion, minced (= ¼ cup) ¼ jalapeño, minced 2 avocados, peeled 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (juice of ½ a lime) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 pinch of sea salt   Directions: In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, scallions, and jalapeños. Add avocado and mash using the back of a fork. Gently stir in lime juice. Finish with...

Simple Sushi Bowl

Japan is famous not only for its culture, but also for its cuisine. The Japanese have a low risk of acquiring diseases such as heart disease, due to their healthy eating habits. Aside from their healthy lifestyle and cuisine, Japan is a country full of interesting and unique things. Join Thrive in learning more about these traditional Japanese dishes! Sushi Bowl Ingredients: ½ cup spinach, tatsoi, bok choy or a mixture ½ cup shelled edamame, fresh or frozen and thawed ½ cooked brown rice ¼ cup shredded carrot ½ avocado 1 T dried nori flakes 1 T sesame seeds Drizzle plum vinegar Download Printable Recipe ...

Matcha Green tea Mochi

Japan is famous not only for their culture, but also for their cuisine. The Japanese have a low risk of acquiring diseases, due to their healthy eating habits, and this Match Green Tea Mochi recipe is an example of why! Matcha Green Tea Mochi Ingredients: 1 cup rice flour 1 cup coconut milk full fat 1 T matcha powder ½ cup coconut sugar 2 T butter 1 t baking powder   Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees, spray 8x8 cooking pan with coconut oil. Mix all dry ingredients, whisk to blend. Add melted butter and coconut milk and stir well. Put in a baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes until done in middle. Cooking perfect rice: Rinse several times until the water is clear. Soak for 30 minutes, then drain completely. Place...

Chicken-Apple Breakfast Sausage

Looking for something fresh and healthy that the whole family will love this Thanksgiving, give this recipe a try and surprise them all with Chicken Sausage. Ingredients: 1 medium tart apple chopped with the peel!                                            ½ t black pepper ½ small onion, minced                                                                                 1 ½ lb. ground organic chicken 3 T fresh sage leaves, minced                                                                   1 T organic extra virgin olive oil 1 t sea salt Directions: Place apple, onion, sage and salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop well. Add chick and oil and mix well. Form into patties and cook in an oiled pan. Serve hot. [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Chicken-Apple-Breakfast-Sauce.pdf" text="Download Printable Recipe!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ]...

Green Tea Infused Steel Cut Oats with Apples, Ginger and Walnuts

Infusing oats with green tea bumps up the antioxidant values. Adding nuts, oil and flax help slow the absorption of the carbohydrates to stabilize blood sugar throughout the day. Ingredients: 3 cups of water                                                                             1 cup unpeeled, diced organic apple 3 organic green tea bags                                                          1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 cup steel-cut oats                                                                     2 T finely chopped crystallized ginger or ½ t ground ginger 1 T minced fresh ginger 1/8 t salt                                                                                          2 – 3 t honey 2 T MCT or organic coconut oil                                               1 T ground flax seed Directions: Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags; turn off the heat and let steep for 4 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add oats and salt and bring to a boil, stirring once, reduce heat to low and simmer covered...

Everyday Basic Vinaigrette

This dressing is good on any combination of greens and veggies, and it will be good for at least a few weeks! Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this recipe! A simple and delicious dressing for everyday use on salads. Using good quality ingredients in this dressing and your salad, and you can’t go wrong.   Ingredients: (Servings: 8 {1 serving ≈ 1 ½ tablespoons}, Calories: 75) ¼ cup vinegar of choice Juice of 1 lemon (= 3 tablespoons) 1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon minced garlic) ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon raw honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1-2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley 2-4 chopped green onions ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil   Directions: Add to a...

Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

A great addition to any breakfast, these Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites are savory and filling enough to give you that energy boost needed as a healthy snack. For a healthy brunch or breakfast serve with the chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped 1 cup whole wheat or brown rice flour if gluten-free 1 cup gluten-free regular oats (not instant) ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes 1/3 cup maple sugar or coconut sugar 1 t cinnamon 1/8 t cardamom. ¼ t sea salt or Himalayan salt ½ cup dried blueberries ¼ cup maple syrup 3 T olive oil 2 T grass-fed organic butter or ghee 1 t baking soda 2 T boiling water Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with parchment. In a mixing bowl combine walnuts, flour, oats,...

Oven-Baked Lentil and Split Pea Soup

This hearty one-dish meal is not only delicious but is also high in iron as well as soluble fiber. Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this tasty recipe! Even the pickiest pea soup lover will request this time and again. This recipe packs a nutritional punch, plus plenty of fiber and protein!   Ingredients: (Servings: 8 {1 serving ≈ 1 ½ cups}, Calories: 215) 1 cup split peas, rinsed well 1 cup lentils, rinsed well 10 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 2 medium carrots, sliced or diced 2 celery stalked, sliced or diced 1 large red bell pepper, chopped (1 ½ - 2 cups) 1 large onion, chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ teaspoon salt   Directions: Put...

15-Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Japan is famous not only for their culture, but also for their cuisine. The Japanese have low risk of acquiring diseases such as heart disease, due to their healthy eating habits. Aside from their healthy lifestyle and cuisine, Japan is a country full of interesting and unique things. Join Thrive in learning more about these traditional Japanese dishes! 15-Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowl Ingredients: 3 cups cooked buckwheat noodles 1-piece salmon 1 tsp sake ¼ cup teriyaki sauce Handful cabbage or any vegetables ¼ cup edamame 1 t sesame seeds, 1 t scallions for garnish 1 t avocado or coconut oil   Directions: Sprinkle sake over salmon and set aside. Shred cabbage and cut up vegetables. Heat oil in a pan. Pan fry salmon over medium heat. Remove from pan and cut...