Healthy Recipies

Black Bean and Quinoa Southwest Salad

2 cups cooked quinoa                                                                Juice of 1-2 limes
1 can or 1 1/4 cup cooked black beans                                  1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup corn kernels                                                                  1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup diced green or red onion                                            1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 bell pepper, diced                                                                    1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro                                                           1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix quinoa with spices in a large bowl and then add other ingredients.  Serve at room temperature as a
main dish or on top of lettuce as a salad.  Optional:  top with diced tomatoes and avocado.

Cumin and Lime Dressing

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tsp ground cumin
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup oil (Suggestion:  blend of flax oil with olive oil, sunflower oil, or safflower oil)

Black Bean Soup

1 onion, diced                                                                       Vegetable Broth
1 bell pepper, diced                                                             1 tsp chili powder
2 jalapeno peppers, diced                                                  1 tsp paprika
2 cans black beans, drained + rinsed*                             1 tsp cumin
1 can diced tomatoes with juice                                        1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Fresh cilantro + avocado slices for garnish

*If you purchase organic beans with water + sea salt, you can use these directly without rinsing or draining to add more flavor
an+ have a thicker soup.

Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large pot.  Add onion + peppers, cooking for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.  Add beans + tomatoes
to pot, adding enough vegetable broth to just cover the bean + vegetable mixture.  Add spices + simmer for 20 minutes.

This can be eaten as is or put over rice or quinoa.  Or you can transfer half of the mixture to a blender and process it,
then add back to the pot to thicken the soup.

Check out Dr. Tracy's Blog on her website for more healthy recipes.

Amanda Tracy, ND
Andover, Massachusetts

As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, my goal is to combine medical knowledge with a holistic approach using natural therapies backed by scientific evidence so my patients can experience healthier and happier lives.

I enjoy consulting patients with various health challenges; however, I most like working with women who feel their bodies are in chaos because of hormone imbalances, stress, anxiety or a chronic illness. Finding the cause of their symptoms helps my patients be more in control of their health, feeling more balanced and energetic.

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