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.

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

A modern, healthier version of the traditional beef meatloaf – lighter but still filling.

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Better Than P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps?

A healthy copycat recipe of P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps appetizer that can be made in 20 minutes – you might even think they’re tastier!

Healthy Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

When many people think of chickpeas they think of hummus, but what about a crunchy alternative? Chickpeas are a wonderful snack option because they are high in fiber which can improve digestion, but also increase satiety thus reducing appetite.

Cauliflower pizza crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Pizza

A wonderfully healthy pizza! Make more than one crust and freeze it for later.

Butternut squash granny apple soup

Butternut and Granny Smith Apple Soup

A fall recipe recommended by the American Liver Foundation.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

The holidays are approaching and many of us overindulge. Why not try a healthy holiday superfood smoothie that also supports your liver!

Foolproof Fresh Turmeric Rice

Wonderful with fish or chicken, this foolproof recipe utilizes fresh turmeric. If you can’t locate fresh turmeric, dried, ground turmeric can be substituted.

Red Pepper and Pear Soup

Red Pepper and Pear Soup

Pears begin appearing in farmer’s markets right at the start of fall, and their subtle, sweet flavor is perfect for both sweet and savory dishes. Pears are best when picked unripe. Choose hard pears and leave them on your counter to ripen.

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Fresh Papaya Seed Dressing

Don’t throw those papaya seeds away! Adding them to a dressing not only gives it a peppery flavor, you also take in their digestive enhancing enzymes.

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Banana, Berry, Yogurt Smoothie

Try this different take on your UltraNourish shake!

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Vegan Zucchini Gratin

Zucchini is everywhere now! And if you’re a gardener you likely have an overabundance and are looking for liver-friendly recipe options that don’t consist of tons of sugar and milk based cheese. Here is one for your summer recipe collection with VEGAN PARMESAN CHEESE you can make!

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.

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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.