With melatonin-dense dried cherries, pistachios, which contain vitamin B6, and protein-rich quinoa, this easy weeknight pilaf has nutrients to help you sleep soundly, keep your memory sharp, and maintain healthy muscles. Makes 4 servings.
For a wholly healthy evening meal, not much beats a bowlful of veggies. But this dish knocks the croutons off any simple salad. It's Pad Thai—done raw. Add noodles if you like. But you probably won't miss them.
Everything from your temper to your bodily tissues can get inflamed when thrown off-balance by a bad influence. Inflammation can wreak havoc on your body in numerous ways, from speeding up the aging process to creating bloat, to compromising your immune system. Choosing the wrong foods can activate this response in the body, but fortunately choosing the right ones can reverse it. Here's one nutrition-packed fire-fighting meal that you need to add to your repertoire.
For a quick fix of energy, whole unprocessed foods always trump packaged ones. But a great organic apple or just-ripe banana isn't always available when you need it. That's when energy bars can save the day. Just make sure to choose the most natural form you can find (Sadie liks Luna, Kind, and Pure brands), with the least amount of processing, sugar, and fats. Or whip up your own energy bar for even more wholesome nourishment the next time hunger strikes.