Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving2002 192 9254 IMG small cropJust a couple more days until the turkey or tofurkey! Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or enjoy a traditional turkey, we are serving up some of our favorite recipes on our Thanksgiving menu. Not only are they delicious, they are also healthy(ish)! Village Green Apothecary wants to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. And to our customers… thank you!

Creamy Mushroom Bisque

• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 12 oz. mushrooms, sliced Continue reading “Thanksgiving Menu”

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Lunch Today: Avocado and Quinoa Salad

avocado quinoa salad IMG 5517If you are invited to a potluck or a barbecue, this is a great salad that can even act as a meal, thanks to protein packed quinoa and hunger satisfying avocado. In fact, a study  showed that participants felt fuller after including a fresh avocado in their dinners, even when they consumed the same amount of calories as usual.

Not only are avocados tasty, but they are also nutritional powerhouses. They are loaded with phytosterols and polyhydroxylated fatty alcohol (PFA), which contain an arsenal of anti-inflammatory benefits to help prevent and relieve osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Avocado and Quinoa Salad”

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Lunch Today: Black Bean and Quinoa Power Bowl

black bean quinoa power bowlIf you want to kick up your salad game, try a power bowl. Power bowls are basically amped up salads. Many times they are supplemented with nutrient-rich grains and protein to make them more filling and to provide energy to sustain you throughout your day, perfect for lunch. They are also very simple to make.

Power bowls usually consist of vegetables, protein and whole grains and then tossed with a delicious dressing. Nuts  and seeds are great toppers and add texture, as well as important nutrients. This recipe uses black beans as its protein, spinach as its main veggie and quinoa as the whole grain. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Black Bean and Quinoa Power Bowl”

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Super Bowl Snack: Nut Dip

nutsThe Super Bowl is this coming Sunday. Whether you watch it for the game, or the commercials, or for the half-time show, snacking is a big part of the event. Wings, chips and creamy dips are the common go-to game time snacks, but this healthy vegan nut dip will have everyone going nuts over it!

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy fats and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Research shows that eating nuts daily may promote good health. Studies have shown that nuts may reduce the risk for developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, likely by helping to improve cholesterol and blood sugar numbers. Continue reading “Super Bowl Snack: Nut Dip”

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Snack Today: Avocado and Chickpea Boats

avocado 2This recipe makes a great appetizer or snack, but can easily double as a light lunch. Combining two super nutritious foods, chickpeas and avocados, makes for a protein and fiber packed recipe that is easy to make, vegan, gluten-free and delicious, too.

Chickpeas are legumes and research has shown that people who consume legumes regularly have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Chickpeas also offer calcium, folate, magnesium and potassium, all of which are cardio-protective nutrients. On top of all that, one cup of chickpeas provides 11 grams of fiber. Continue reading “Snack Today: Avocado and Chickpea Boats”

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