Today for wellness Wednesday, Earth’s Wisdom wants to share with you delicious and healthy recipes for upcoming holidays and last minute ideas. The recipes we want to share include apples, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower. We chose them not only because of their good benefits, but also because they taste great! Everyone at your table will find something they can enjoy.
When you include apples in your diet your body benefits from important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Sweet potatoes boost your Vitamin A and C which are important for eye health, bone growth, immunity, skin, and cell division. Not only are they a very good source of manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, but of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus as well. These nutritional values may also help reduce cholesterol levels, which can reduce risk of heart disease.
Our last choice - cauliflower - contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It's also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese. Cauliflower comes in different colors such as green, purple, white and yellow. Each color has a unique nutritional value and flavor. Try them all! The impressive benefits of cauliflower are: cancer prevention, boost heart health, anti-inflammatory, boost brain health, detoxification, and digestive health support.
We hope you will enjoy these recipes made by Dreena Burton and would like to ask you to share your favorite one with us.
Happy Healthy Cooking!
Apple Hemp Muffins(12)
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, sifting in the baking powder and baking soda. Stir through until well combined. In another bowl, combine applesauce, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, and vanilla, and mix together. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and gently fold and mix through, until just combined (do not overmix). Spoon the mixture into a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners (this will fill 12 muffins quite full). Bake for 21-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Roasted Sweet Potatoe Puree
Pureed Sweet Potatoes and Peanut Stew with Chickpeas
Almond Roasted Cauliflower
Source for recipes and images:
Dreena, B. Pureed Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew with Chickpeas (from Let Them Eat Vegan). Retrieved from http://plantpoweredkitchen.com/recipe-page/?recipe_id=6043706
Dreena, B.(2012, August 13). Almond-Roasted Cauliflower (and ‘evolving’ taste buds!). Retrieved from http://plantpoweredkitchen.com/recipe-page/?recipe_id=6030634
Dreena, B.(2013, January 22). Apple Hemp Muffins (vegan, wheat-free, and oil-free). Retrieved from http://plantpoweredkitchen.com/recipe-page/?recipe_id=6040761
Dreena, B. Roasted Sweet Potatoe Puree. Retrieved from http://plantpoweredkitchen.com/recipe-page/?recipe_id=6036589
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