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Our NUTRITION TIPS feature tasty recipes that you and your whole family will enjoy. With an emphasis on quick and easy preparation methods using only the best in organic ingredients, we learn from leading chefs who will take you step-by-step through the process of preparing some of your favorite dishes, while shedding some light on the nutritional value of the foods you’re making.

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Green Tea Chai Frappe

Green tea has powerful healing properties, and top chef Renee Loux shares her unique recipe for a green tea chai frappe that could be a great breakfast or dessert.

Green Tea Chai FrappeShe begins by making fresh almond milk, then instead of adding water she adds green tea – which is not only beautifying, but also rich in antioxidants. She then adds some spices including chai, cinnamon and ginger, then blends with ice and serves with peppermint garnish.

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Renee Loux Official Website

Green Tea Chai Frappe

Healing Quest Episode 506
with 
Renee Loux
www.reneeloux.com

Season
Autmn, Spring, Summer, Winter

Course
Drink, Snack

Serves
2 adults

Description
Chai is a delicious blend of spices traditionally served sweet and creamy with black tea. Using fresh, whole spices launches the flavor into a divine stratosphere. Though green tea does have some caffeine, it is an excellent source of antioxidants and naturally occurring fluoride. Fresh almonds make a positively delicious milk.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

Most of us make potatoes as a side dish, but most of us don’t realize potatoes are full of fiber and other great nutrients.

Twice-Baked PotatoIt turns out that 3,000 ORAC units are what we need to have good health, and most Americans get about half of that. Russet potatoes, for example, give use the daily ORAC units we need, which is why Marlene Sorosky, an author of eight cookbooks, shows us how to make a delicious twice-baked potato everyone will enjoy.

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Dr. Alan Greene Official Website

Baked Potatoes with Pizzaz

Healing Quest Episode 504
with Marlene Sorosky Gray

Baking potatoes: 4 organic russet potatoes (8 to 10 oz. each)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Scrub and dry potatoes. Pierce with a fork. Place on oven rack; bake until soft when pierced with a knife, 60 to 75 minutes..

South of the Border Stuffed Spuds

  • 4 baked potatoes
  • 1 can (15-oz.)
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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

One thing most of us have to be careful about is our sweet tooth – that attraction to high calorie goodies like sugar and chocolate.

Chocolate Avocado MousseThat’s why we were happy to meet a fabulous chef in Hawaii who’s developed a sweet and healthy desert with a secret ingredient.

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Renee Loux Official Website

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Healing Quest Episode 503
with Renee Loux
www.reneeloux.com

Description
This recipe has evolved with me over the years to become a signature dish. This single recipe has turned on more people to good food than any other. It is beyond the beyond. Imagine a world where decadent chocolate mousse has real value, grows beautiful skin and hair, and is actually good for you! Welcome to the rest of your life.

I literally dreamed this recipe, back in the day when I was just a puppy, running my restaurant as a 20-something hopeful. I was very overworked and would wake at night from nightmares about making vats of salad dressing with a broken miniature blender.

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Pineapple Recipe

Pineapples are an incredible source of lots of vitamins and some great minerals, but according to Renee Loux, a chef, author and nutrition consultant on Maui, pineapple is especially rich in a precious enzyme called bromeline which helps digest protein.

Pineapple RecipeRenee helps us understand what to look for when selecting the perfect pineapple, and how to make a delicious pineapple recipe everyone around the table will enjoy.

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Digestive Health for Children

The Probiotic Lifestyle

Probiotics in recent years have attracted growing interest for their health benefits for both the digestive and immune systems in adults and children.

ProbioticsDr. Asma Sadiq, Director of Child Development at New York’s Beth Israel Hospital and an integrative physician, and Dr. Robert Lee, Medical Director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York, say many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases are greatly affected by gut flora, and probiotics are now much more of the conversation.

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Vitamins for Kids

Different Advice for Different Ages 

The American Medical Association currently recommends that every adult in the U.S. takes a multi-vitamin every day to help keep them healthy.

Vitamins for KidsThe issue of vitamins for youngsters, however, has been much less clear-cut. Dr. Alan Greene, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of several child-rearing books and a popular website for parents, says vitamin supplements become increasingly important with the discontinuation of breast milk, especially Vitamin D, DHA / Omega-3 and calcium.

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Dr. Alan Greene Official Website

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Better School Food

Moms Battle the Junk Lunch 

All across the country moms are focusing on a problem that’s affecting a huge percentage of our kids: the epidemic of childhood obesity.

School FoodThey’re advocating for a better food environment wherever kids meet and eat, and that includes childcare centers, preschools, K-12 schools, after school programs and even summer camps. One result is The Children’s Bill of Rights for Better School Food.

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Better School Food Blog

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Family Meals

The Home Cooking Tradition Battles Extinction

The frantic pace of modern life takes its toll on many of us in many ways, and one of those is at the dinner table every night.

Family MealsThe family meal – that time-honored tradition – is something of an endangered species. Dr. Andrew Weil is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of integrative medicine who believes that good health results from a number of factors including home cooked organic meals and strong family relationships.

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Surprising Facts About Family Meals

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Organic Baby Food

Avoiding Overprocessed Ingredients 

When it comes to meals with our kids, it’s very important to start them out with the healthiest foods possible.

Organic Baby FoodOur organic nutrition expert, Dr. Alan Greene, tells us that nutrient quality from conventional agriculture is on the decline. He also explains why parents don’t want overprocessed baby foods that could lead to a taste for processed foods as a toddler and as an older child. Plus, the EPA has determined that babies are more vulnerable to chemical toxins than adults because they consume more pound for pound.

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Dr. Alan Greene Official Website

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Organic Corn

Avoiding Genetically Modified Crops, Part I

Choosing organic corn means skipping most conventional foods. In fact, more than 4,000 U.S. products contain corn as an ingredient, and that doesn’t count all the corn used in livestock production.

Organic CornMore chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used on corn than any other crop, and most corn (over 50 million acres in the U.S.) is genetically modified. Switching to organic corn, according to Dr. Alan Greene, is not yet an easy thing to do, yet it could do wonders for our health and our planet.

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Dr. Alan Greene Official Website

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