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Farmer’s Market Salad

  This yummy spin on a spring salad is packed with nutrients and antioxidants to boost your immune system and help fight disease. Pick up these veggies on your next trip to the Charlotte Farmer's Market and add variation to the salad to appeal to your taste buds! Ingredients: 2 cups sliced zucchini 1 cup yellow wax beans, chopped into 2-inch pieces 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 cup sliced radishes (¼ inch slices) ½ cup turnips halved and sliced in ¼-inch slices 1 cup herb sprigs and leaves—flat-leaf parsley, dill, and basil 1 spring onion, thinly sliced Pinch chopped chives 2 Tbsp toasted sunflower seeds 1 cup of Chopped Beets Dressing: 2 Tbsp flax oil 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon tamari, plus more to taste...

Eat Greens Every Day and Build an Internal Rainforest

  Have you ever gone through your week, and realized that you didn’t eat any greens? I used to do this and then would crowd in a salad here or there thinking that was enough. But was it enough?  NO!  We should be eating greens EVERY day, with EVERY meal.  Sounds strict, and I know a plate of greens isn’t as much fun to eat as a plate of French fries.  Let’s move past what our taste buds want and move forward to what our bodies need as a WHOLE. We need greens.  Greens help build your internal rainforest and strengthen the blood and respiratory system.  They act as a systemic purification, or detoxification, for our body, and help to balance our internal pH.  Dark, leafy greens are essential...

Under Pressure: The Hypertension Effect

Under Pressure While everyone has pressure in their lives, some are under far more severe pressure than others. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a condition in which the stress that your blood exerts on the interior of your blood vessels is significant enough to pose potential health risks over the long term. Hypertension can present in a variety of ways, and many have no symptomology at all. ​Hypertension Symptoms​ Headaches Shortness of breath Nosebleeds It is important to note that none of these can point directly to hypertension, but if the pressure is severe enough to have symptoms, it can mean that the pressure is elevated enough to pose significant risk. Luckily, a hypertension diagnosis can be as simple as taking your blood pressure! Blood pressure should be...

The connection between the mind, body and heart with Dr. Greenapple

Dr. Greenapple shares the Eastern philosophy of mind, body and the heart and its connection and energy. [embed]https://vimeo.com/322663230[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch up on Monday Motivation Videos" ]         [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ]...

Mini Salmon Cakes

People raved about this Mini Salmon Cakes recipe at our Let's Cook: Fish event last week. So much so that we felt necessary to share it with the world. Serves 10 Ingredients: 2 Salmon Filets or 2 large cans of Salmon 1 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t pepper One onion diced, sauteed 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs (Almond Flour as a Vegan option) 1/3 cup light mayo (Avocado Mayo as a Vegan option) 1/4 cup Dijon mustard One egg 4 T lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Salt & Pepper the salmon and cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Let fish cool down and flake it apart with a fork. Mix ingredients and scoop into 1 1/2 inch scoops or roll and place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake in a 400-degree oven for...

Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is a staple in our home. Our kids love it and prefer it over those creamy dressings like Ranch and Thousand Island. Dress up your next salad or chicken dish with this heart healthy dressing or marinade that stays good in your fridge and is perfect to whip up in a flash. We recommend adding this dressing to your next healthy tomato and feta field greens salad or used as a marinade for grilled chicken breast. Ingredients 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard (or your favorite variation) 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 1 tsp Sugar Kosher salt to taste Pepper to taste Combine Red Wine & Balsamic vinegar, Dijon Mustard and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) into small bowl and combine with whisk...

30 Minute Pesto Pasta

This quick and easy pesto pasta recipe is a great addition to any kitchen Have you ever Craved fresh Pesto Pasta but settled for store bought sauce? If you have a blender or food processor you can make this recipe in under 30 minutes. An added bonus, this pesto freezes very well! Ingredients 5 Garlic Cloves (Minced) 2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese + 1/8 Cup (Hold out of recipe if you're freezing) 4 Cups Fresh Basil 1/3 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts Salt + Pepper to Taste 1 Box Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta Directions Put large pot of water on stove and bring to a boil. While the water is starting to heat up, set up your blender or food processor and puree garlic, fresh lemon juice and...