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Nutrition and Healing with Whole Foods – My Kelp Noodle Recipe

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I’ve been interested in nutrition and healing through whole foods and have been doing my own research for over 25 years. At this moment I am taking a Vegetarian Nutrition course so that I can learn what it is that Vegetarians need to have a fully rounded nutritious diet that is not lacking in any vitamin or mineral. When I use the word diet I actually mean Food plan…or Life style…not just a “I need to lose weight so I’m going to starve myself for just so long and then stuff myself and gain all my weight back” plan. A food plan or Life Style is eating in a way that will nourish you and leave you satisfied.
In January of 2013 I will be starting classes with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. My blog is going to change a little bit from Crystal Healing and Crystal information (I will still from time to time give information on Crystals, Minerals and Rocks!) to nutritional information and recipes…lots of recipes! Integrative Nutrition has already taught me that it is not only diet that brings health but a concept called “Primary Foods” which includes all aspects of life.
Today I would like to pass along to all of you a recipe that I created with Kelp noodles. A wonderful miraculous little noodle that has only 18 calories for a whole bag but is very nutrient dense! I just love them because they are so versatile and there is NO COOKING 🙂 These noodles are clear, crunchy and all you have to do is rinse them and add a sauce or dressing to your taste. They will pick up the flavor of whatever you add. If you put them in your homemade soup the noodles will lose their crunchiness. With Muir Glen tomato sauce I found that they have the consistency of spaghetti and they are Gluten Free. Just soooo delicious and Healthy!!
With a few simple changes this recipe can be made Raw…

Before I give you my recipe I would like to share some nutritional information.

The health benefits of Kelp noodles are amazing and here is a link that will explain them:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/273227-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-kelp-noodles/

Health Benefits of Cabbage:
Cabbage ranks right up there with broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts with a reputation for fighting cancer. It’s also a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and other nutrients. Cabbage also offers a major payoff — the fewest calories and least fat of any vegetable.

From green cabbage you’ll enjoy a fiber boost and a respectable amount of vitamin C. Two types of cabbage, savoy and bok choy, provide beta-carotene — an antioxidant that battles cancer and heart disease. For those who don’t eat dairy products, bok choy is an important source of calcium, which may help prevent osteoporosis and aid in controlling blood pressure.

The phytochemicals in cabbage, called indoles, are also being studied for their ability to convert estradiol, an estrogen-like hormone that may play a role in the development of breast cancer, into a safer form of estrogen — powerful incentives to add cabbage to your diet.

Health benefits of Carrots – http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-of-carrots.html
You can make this recipe with a number of different veggies…whatever you like and use or make your own dressing on it!! Be creative!!

The Health benefits of Broccoli: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=9

This is my recipe and as I rarely measure anything the measurements are approximate, this recipe serves 1:

1/2 bag of Kelp Noodles
Green Cabbage – 1/4 to 1/2 of a small head sliced into strips
Broccoli – lightly steamed 1/2 cup
Carrot – (raw) julienne or slice with a potato peeler about 1/2 cup
2-3 Tbs. of Tamari Sesame dressing (at 20 calories per Tbs. you can’t go wrong)

First I rinse the Kelp noodles, cut them up and then put them aside in a glass bowl.
I saute the cabbage (with olive or coconut oil about 1/2 Tbs.) until it’s tender (about 10 min. on medium high) I love my cabbage tender. At the same time I lightly steam (3 min) Broccoli florets about 1 to 1-1/2 cups.
I peel my carrots and then with the potato peeler cut up quite a bit (1/2 cup) and put it in the bowl with the kelp noodles.

When everything is done I take the cabbage and broccoli add it to the kelp and carrots, mix it up and add 3 Tbs. of the Tamari Sesame dressing and eat. This is just so good that I moan through the whole bowl 🙂

Be adventurous and add your own favorite veggies: spinach, green beans, water chestnuts or mushrooms, just a few ideas!

I hope you will try this recipe either my way or in your own creative way and let me know how it turns out…
Until next time
Love, Peace and Health
Roxanne

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Author: wholebodyhealing44

My interests include: Everything I can find out about nutrition, whole foods and how they heal the body, Reiki Healing Energy, Crystals; what they are and how they work. As of 12/2013 I have completed the Health Coach course through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am now a board certified Health Coach through AADP. This I am very excited about. To be a Health Coach and help others change their lives for the better...My dream :) I have also completed a Vegetarian nutrition course so that I have an idea of what is needed for a fully rounded Vegetarian diet and by diet I mean a healthy way of eating or a lifestyle. Cooking is also a passion of my...along with shopping for healthy foods and Organic Produce! I have created a Rose Petal Tincture that is utterly amazing! You can visit my website at www.roxannecummins.com

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