Liver Friendly Recipes

Doctors and researchers agree that eating a well balanced diet containing the proper number of calories and an appropriate ratio of carbohydrates, proteins and fats are important for your overall health. For people with impaired liver function, proper nutrition takes on increasing importance.

Eating liver friendly recipes not only helps protect and support your liver, but also helps your liver function better and regenerate new, healthy liver cells.

Massaged Kale Salad

Massaged Kale Salad

For some, kale can seem too bitter. By adding these ingredients and massaging the kale leaves, not only do you soften their texture but also reduce the bitterness.

tofu-skewers

Cilantro Lime Grilled Tofu Skewers

If you haven’t tried tofu as an alternative protein source, the marinade in this recipe gives depth of fresh flavor to what would otherwise be bland tofu. Utilize those summer herbs and veggies to create a full meal.

Springtime Salad with Chicken and Berries

Springtime Salad with Chicken and Berries

Spring into healthy eating with this delicious salad packed with protein and fresh fruit!

Salmon

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

A healthy dish with protein and omega-3 packed salmon. Due to its sustainability, look for wild-caught, Alaskan salmon.

Basmati Rice with Cilantro and Lime

Garlic Cilantro Lime Rice

An easy-to-follow, delicious recipe as a complement to Mexican food!

Smoothie with blueberries and oatmeal

Peanut Butter, Oat, Berry Smoothie

While frozen berries add to the texture of this smoothie, using fresh berries when they are in season (and inexpensive) is optimal.

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Chocolate, Strawberry Green Smoothie

Not only beneficial for adding sweetness to this smoothie, as a prebiotic/probiotic it is thought to support floral balance in the digestive tract by delivering healthy bacteria and supporting “good bugs” nutritionally.

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Apple, Banana, Nutter Smoothie

Creamy, rich and filling. Using UltraNourish vegetarian, superfood, protein shake mix, it’s so good you wouldn’t think it has healthy ingredients!

Leftover Turkey Squash Soup

Leftover Turkey with Squash Soup

Using leftover Thanksgiving Turkey is always a challenge. Instead of the traditional turkey sandwich try this healthy soup with chunks of butternut squash and you can even use leftover corn.

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

We’ve all had or heard about the traditional Campbell’s Soup green bean casserole with fried onion topping. Well, here is a healthier variation to try this Thanksgiving!

brussel-sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are in season in October and you can sometimes find them in your local market still on the stalk. Brussels sprouts, like other cruciferous vegetables can help with detoxification.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Provençal

Throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker and return at the end of the day with a hearty meal.

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Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Bars

Using organic ingredients, this can be eaten as a snack or a dessert and contains no refined or added sugar.

Blueberry Pancakes

Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Simple and inexpensive, this no-flour recipe only has 4 ingredients!

Bean and Corn Salad with Chili

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Early summer is the season for fresh sweet corn in many areas. Make the most of fresh corn by using it uncooked in a salad.

delicious and healthy granola

Honey Granola

Use as a topping or yogurt of fresh fruit adding additional protein and crunch.

Walnut and Banana Muffins

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

While you can get frozen rhubarb at anytime, spring is the time to harvest fresh rhubarb from your garden. Try these Rhubarb Walnut Muffins instead of the old strawberry/rhubarb standby.