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Jackfruit Superfood!

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for Meatless Monday

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Red Lentil Soup for Meatless Monday

Come warm up on this chilly Meatless Monday with a hot bowl of soup!

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Veggie Sushi for Meatless Monday

Come celebrate Meatless Monday with us! 

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Curried Eggplant with Chickpeas and Spinach

 

Come warm up over curry with us!

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Meatless Monday Butternut Squash Salad

Come celebrate fall with us!

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Go Nuts For Almonds!

almondsOur superfood spotlight for the day are those beautifully tear-shaped nutrient packed nuts; almonds! A relative of the peach and apricot, this tree nut is native to the Mediterranean and is known to be one of the earliest cultivated tree nuts in history. Depictions of almonds appear in the artwork and scriptures dating as far back as 3,000 BC – and were even found in King Tut’s tomb! In Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, almonds are regarded for their nutritional value, their ability to increase longevity for the brain and their Vata-pacifying effects.

Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E and vitamin B, both, powerful antioxidants and high in fiber and the essential mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids that are responsible for lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. Just a handful of these tiny treats may even reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes – and with a nutritional profile of merely 160 calories per ounce and 6 grams of high-quality protein, it’s a snack anyone can sneak into their lives on a daily basis.

Convinced and can’t wait to get more of these delicious nuts into your diet? Here are a few ways to help get you started:

– Instead of using dairy milk in your morning coffee or smoothie substitute it with almond milk.

IMG_5286– Love baked goods? Almond flour is a fantastic substitute for gluten-free baked goods, and can pump up the nutritional value of everything from cookies to pie crusts.

– Not into or allergic to peanuts but miss that childhood PB&J staple? Then go for an almond butter and jelly sandwich, it’s just tasty and has higher nutritional value.

 

Source: The Chalkboard