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Posted on November 8th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Kripalu Kitchen

What to Buy Organic: An Easy Guide

How important is it to buy and eat organic produce? Does it really matter? According to nutritionist and Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, when it comes to certain foods, it’s essential. This is an issue I’ve often hemmed and hawed over—and, to be honest, when faced with the choice of cheap, […]

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Posted on November 1st, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry-Mandarin Muffins

One of three fruits native to North America (the other two are the blueberry and the Concord grape), cranberries are chock-full of health benefits. They contain proanthocyanidins, which help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections, and emerging studies show that they also help inhibit bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach […]

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Posted on October 25th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Traditional Hummus

Hummus might just be a perfect food. Plant proteins, like chickpeas and the sesame seeds that make tahini, usually carry a good dose of fiber as well—a magic combo for modulating the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed, thereby modulating blood sugar. This week’s Kripalu Recipe for hummus offers other benefits as well: The fats […]

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Posted on October 18th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie

In addition to the unbeatable taste combination of banana and berries, walnuts offer anti-inflammatory fat, and a bit of plant protein will help keep you sated through the morning. This week, our Kripalu Recipe is a tasty nutrition-packed vegetarian/vegan smoothie to jump-start your day. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 2–3. Ingredients 1 cup fresh or […]

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Posted on October 4th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

Gluten (the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) is a common trigger for digestive issues and is often linked to auto-immune conditions. With so many people trying the experiment of eating gluten-free these days—and noticing improvements—alternative ingredients like those in this recipe are now easy to get your hands on. This week’s Kripalu Recipe […]

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Posted on September 27th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Arame, Kale, and Almonds

This week’s Kripalu Recipe of Arame, Kale, and Almonds is tasty and nutrient dense (lots of nutrients per calorie). But this recipe is also a skillful combination of good sources of calcium (kale and almonds), with a good source of inulin (onions), a fiber that enhances calcium absorption. Serves four. ½ cup dry arame 1 […]

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Posted on September 20th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Black Bean-Vegetable Hash

Nature’s Weight-Savvy Nutrient: Annie Kay’s Commentary I often tell people working to manage their blood sugar and weight that fiber is nature’s secret weight-management nutrient. A comfort food like this Black Bean-Vegetable Hash can actually help you manage your weight. Black beans have a fiber-plus-protein makeup that helps them move though our digestive tract at […]

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Posted on September 6th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raw Chocolate Granola

September—the beginning of fall and the new school year—always signals new beginnings, so this week our Kripalu Recipe offers a healthy breakfast item to start your day. Raw chocolate granola—think Cocoa Puffs gone wildly healthy and natural—is not only a great breakfast cereal but is also wonderful as an afternoon snack or stirred into organic […]

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