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Try This One-Day Meal Plan from Root and Nourish

This simple vegetarian meal plan from Root & Nourish: An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert designed to optimize your health and wellness.

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Having trouble thinking of what to cook tomorrow? We’re here to help with a simple vegetarian meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Indulge with fluffy pancakes, a quick soup, a delectable mushroom risotto, and tasty peanut butter fudge brownies.

Each recipe is adapted from Root & Nourish: An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness by Abbey Rodriguez and Jennifer Kurdyla. The book offers an herbal guide to holistic health, with every meal helping with a certain area of wellness. For instance, the pancakes—delicious in their own right—are designed to support mental health, while the soup, risotto, and fudge support female reproductive and hormonal health. Use these recipes as a part of your self-care ritual, while simultaneously nurturing both your body and mind.

Breakfast

Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes from Root & Nourish
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Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

Start your morning off right with naturally sweet pancakes. This recipe includes natural superfoods such as vanilla, which acts as a powerful mood booster.

Lunch

Golden Cream of Beet Soup from Root & Nourish
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Golden Cream of Beet Soup

Ground yourself with a nutritious beet soup. Packed with flavor loaded with vitamins and minerals, it supports your immune system and new blood regeneration (which is particularly helpful after menstruation).

Dinner

Mushroom Risotto with Spinach, Peas, and Nettles from Root & Nourish
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Mushroom Risotto with Spinach, Peas, and Nettles

Try a savory take on a classic comfort food. Loaded with adaptogens, it’s sure to support your immune system.

Dessert

peanut butter licorice fudge from Root & Nourish
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Peanut Butter Licorice Fudge

Eating fudge doesn’t have to feel like a cheat meal. The licorice root inside these squares acts as an antioxidant while providing a sweet flavor.

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Adapted from ROOT & NOURISH: An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness by Abbey Rodriguez and Jennifer Kurdyla. Copyright © 2021  Simon & Schuster, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Tiller Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.