Friday, January 6, 2012

Nutrient-Dense Dressing

What a beautiful january day!! i love mondays and fridays because i'm home being mommy all day- total focus on family and the boys. i like to wake up early to make my juice and do my early morning yoga practice. it gets me centered for the day. then if i have time i sit down at my computer to return emails before the boys wake up. Fridays i take owen to a mommy and me montessori program that he and i both love. later we were off to My Organic Market to get fresh ingredients for some yummy dishes i'm going to make this weekend. The produce at MOMS is truly sooooo fresh. i stopped at whole foods yesterday for a few things just because it was convenient and considered getting my kale there for my kale chips but the kale was floppy. the kale at MOMS was fresh and crisp. i got 5 heads to make loads of kale chips with a variety of different toppings.

today we started the day with our green juice, e-3 live and chlorella tablets- i'm telling you i can't imagine starting my day any other way. remember- it is important to vary your greens. don't do the same greens and sprouts every day- get a variety of them into your body. Sunflower and Pea Greens are the most nutrient-dense.

as you know i don't often follow recipes. i wanted a nutrient-dense sauce for the kids to dip veggies in and for me to cover some sprouts with. here is what i threw into the blender and it tasted fabulous:

2 tbsps tahini
1 red pepper
small tsp chick pea miso
handful cilantro
a few leaves of spinach
1 tsp tumeric
1 clove garlic
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp dulse
1 tsp kelp
cayenne to taste
dash sea salt
water to desired consistency

it was delish!! i added the above dressing to this sprout salad with rejuvenative foods fermented veggies. very nourishing. owen ate it too.

when you are deciding what to eat think about the nutrient-density of the meal. use sauces, dressings and dips as a way to add not only flavor but nutrients to the meal or snack. this dressing would go great over noodles, steamed or raw veggies, salads or even over a baked sweet potato. get creative in the kitchen!!

pics at the park:

enjoy the beautiful weekend.

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