Recipes for Better Gut Health

Eating for better gut health can be both nutritious and great tasting! Try one of these gut health recipes and see how good it can be to eat healthy!

Adzuki Bean and Asparagus Salad

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch thin asparagus, rough ends trimmed off
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
½ bunch parsley, chopped
1 15oz can of Adzuki Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups baby arugula
salt and pepper

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch asparagus for 5-8 minutes until tender. Remove from water and pat dry with paper towels. Chop into 1-inch pieces. Whisk the olive oil, lemon and parsley together.

In a bowl add the beans, asparagus and arugula. Toss with the dressing and season with salt and pepper.


Artichoke and Caper “Risotto”

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup short grain brown rice
2 tablespoons ghee
1 shallot, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch Swiss chard, cut into ribbons
1 jar of artichoke hearts, drained
2 tablespoon capers
1 handful chopped parsley
salt and pepper

Combine the vegetable broth and rice in a small pot over high heat. When the broth comes to a boil, turn heat down to a simmer and cover. Cook until all the liquid has been soaked in the rice about 45 minutes.

While rice cooks, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a sauté pan and cook shallots until melted, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and swiss chard and cook for 5 more minutes. Add artichokes and capers and cook for 2 more minutes.

Combine the rice, Swiss chard mixture and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

For added protein you can add a can of garbanzo beans.


Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
1 can of sustainably caught salmon, drained
½ celery, diced
¼ cucumber, diced
1 tablespoon capers
5-6 chopped kalamata olives
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
Squeeze of half lemon
salt and pepper to taste.

Mix all the ingredients together and serve in a lettuce wrap or on a bed of greens.

Do you have any favorite gut health recipes? Share it with us in the comments below!

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