By Dr. Mercola
Many struggle with obesity and a variety of chronic diseases. Although your food choices affect your health and how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future, rapid growth in the processed food industry has triggered an avalanche of weight gain, inflammation and chronic disease.
It might be difficult to imagine you could find nutritious and delicious meals that are easy to fix and satisfying to eat, but this is exactly what you’ll find in the Recipe section.
Although eating right is not an overnight fix for chronic health conditions, it is one of the most effective steps to help you achieve health independence. We have a diverse collection of mouth-watering and good-for-you recipes based on my optimized nutrition plan.
In the recipe section you’ll find high-fiber meals to help control your blood sugar, support your immune system function, boost your weight loss and lower your risk of disease.
Satisfying salad recipes are a no-brainer as there are many choices to help you combine some of your favorite vegetables into one meal. We’ll give you suggestions to find organically grown fruits and vegetables and a variety of homemade salad dressing recipes so you control the types of seasonings and oils going into your blend.
Red meat is a main ingredient in dishes found around the globe because of its taste and versatility. What sets these recipes apart are the use of meat from organic, grass fed livestock combined with creative seasoning to make your whole family’s mouths water.
Healthy Desserts? Yes!
If you thought you had to give up cookies or cocoa, think again. Our Nutty No-Bake Keto Cookie recipe and Creamy Keto Hot Cocoa recipe are a combination sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without the carbohydrates.
The Nutty No-Bake Keto Cookies take just 20 minutes to prepare, and even less time to eat. Instead of loading up on processed sweets and pastries, why not make your own using a recipe that doesn’t even require your oven? The combination of macadamia nuts, pecans and grass fed butter make these cookies melt in your mouth.
Chocolate is a favorite treat for many. Cocoa is highly versatile and refers to roasted cacao or cocoa beans ground into a powder where most of the fat has been removed. Although you can buy cocoa powder drinks in the grocery, they don’t compare to the flavor you got when you make it from scratch using our Creamy Keto Hot Cocoa recipe and organic raw cacao powder.
Combining real ingredients instead of artificial substances helps deliver important benefits, warms you up when the weather gets cold and is packed with antioxidants.
Switch Up Your Veggie Selections
Vegetables are great tasting and nutritious, especially when you combine them into our delicious Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup. Consuming the right kinds of foods has a significant impact on your physical and emotional health. Remember, when following this simple recipe use real food — ideally organic and locally-grown, whole, non-GMO varieties.
These choices help make this recipe delectable and help ramp up your immunity and protect you from illnesses. You’ll want to forget what you thought about beets until you try our recipes for cooking them. Once cooked, you can add them to salads, juices, pickle them or even warm them up with a pat of grass fed butter as a side dish.
How long you cook them depends on a variety of factors but once prepared and refrigerated they can last up to five days. If you’re looking for a more intense flavor, try roasting them in the oven.
Brussels sprouts are a vegetable with a bad flavor reputation, but this nutrient-dense food is usually misunderstood and improperly cooked. There are a variety of ways of teasing out the delicious flavor from this bite-sized vegetable, while keeping their bright green color and sweet nutty flavor.
Preparation is important, whether you plan to pan roast, bake, sauté, grill, fry, steam or roast. The recipe section has instructions on exactly how to prepare these small cabbage-like buds so they become one of your family’s favorites.
This is just a small sample of the variety of foods you’ll find in the recipe section at Mercola.com. While I believe nutrition is vital to your health, future and longevity, I don’t believe it needs to be boring or tasteless.
Try incorporating just one healthy, appetizing food from our Recipe section each week into your meal plan. Before you know it, you and your family will be reaping the benefits.