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)

Chocolate Sesame Raw Bars

2 cups sesame seeds
1/2 cup ground milk thistle seeds (or flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
1 3/4 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup almond butter (or cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.)
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • Mix seeds and coconut in large bowl.
  • Mix agave, almond butter, tahini, cocoa power, spices, vanilla and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add wet mixture to seed and coconut mixture.  Mix until combined well.
  • Press mixture into 9"x13" pan lined with parchment paper to 1/2" thickness. 
  • Freeze for 1-2 hours and then cut into 1" squares.
  • Store in freezer and eat straight from freezer.

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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