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 our liver friendly recipes not only helps protect and support your liver – but provides you with tasty recipes that are also good for your entire body.
A liver-friendly lifestyle also includes being aware of what products we use in our homes and on our bodies (not just in them). In addition to providing you with liver friendly recipes you can eat, we’re also giving you recipes to eliminate harsh toxins in the products used in your home and in your personal care products as well.
As a chef and farmer I pay attention to how my food is grown and where it comes from. I can be sure of what toxins my body is being subjected to. Make sure when you are at the grocery store to buy organic to curb the long term affects of GMO food products.
Cooked slowly at high temperatures, onions begin to caramelize and become quite sweet. Usually looked at as an underlying component to flavor a dish, these onions are the star. Definitely worth a try!
Particularly popular in salads and soup the white Italian kidney bean (or cannelini bean) is high in protein and fiber. These beans can create a creamy texture in soups without the addition of cream.
Those with liver concerns feel that they can’t have hearty foods. Well, by limiting some of the unhealthy ingredients, substituting healthier options and eating these types of food in moderation, even those with liver concerns can enjoy a hearty, stick to your ribs dinner.
Sweet potatoes (not to be confused with yams) are a great way to incorporate food from different colors of the rainbow into your diet. Honey brings out the sweetness in the sweet potato – a little goes a long way!
This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.
Springtime means gardens are starting to show signs of life. Two ingredients in this dish – asparagus and mint – can already be harvested this time of year. With warmer temperatures there is the push to move toward lighter dinners instead of the heavier comfort-type foods of winter.