Let’s be real: you would eat more vegetables if you had permission to slather every veggie in your favourite, empty-calorie ranch dip. I mean, at least you’re getting your micronutrients from the veggies, so overall, the dip can’t be that bad, right? We can’t expect to have it all…
I think Cinco de Mayo had a lasting effect on me this year. Lately I’ve been all about those Mexican flavours – obsessing over salsa, avocados and black beans with an array of spices. Let me show you one of the dishes I’ve been loving – Veggie Black Bean Enchiladas.
Plant-Based and Paleo eating patterns are taking the world by storm and are arguably the most popular diets/ eating patterns right now. What is ironic, is that these two diets differ widely in their recommendations. There are strong advocates for each diet – so which is the best one to follow? Let’s explore.
There are many ‘triggers’ that can bring on a headache– some are environmental, others hormonal. There is a fairly large chance that your headache is food related – diet often plays an important role in headache pathophysiology because 60% to 80% of the immune system is in the gut. When a reactive food or chemic is eaten, our immune system releases mediators, which in turn produce pathophysiologic effects aka headache pain.
Have you tried farro before? It’s one of the oldest grains in existence! It has a higher fiber and protein content than common wheat. In one-quarter cup serving of uncooked farro provides 200 calories’ worth of energy, along with 7 g each of fibre and protein, as well as 10% of your daily iron needs. In this salad, I’ve combined farro with lentils along with heaps of roasted vegetables. Now you’ve got a nutty and chewy filling entree salad. Enjoy!