Most of you probably know by now just how good probiotics are for your health.
Here’s just a short list of some of the health benefits probiotics have been clinically shown to yield:
promotes smoother digestion, reducing gas and bloating
reduces chronic fatigue
reduces depression, anxiety, & stress
promotes clear skin
helps with weight loss (and preventing weight gain)
helps boost your immunity for good health and lifestyle (so you get sick less often)
You may also already know that probiotics are found in a number of different health food sources, such as: kimchee, kefir, tempeh and kombucha tea.
However, most of the food sources that are naturally probiotic-rich are fermented, and – let’s be honest – they’re not that tasty.
What I always thought would be truly helpful is a way to make some of those probiotic-rich foods actually tastegood.
So, we came up with three health recipes that are chock-full of probiotics AND incredibly delicious. We did a little research, a little experimentation in the kitchen, and the results were amazing.
So, here are three great, family-friendly lifestyle recipes to naturally help restore your digestive system’s function through the beneficial probiotics found in the ingredients…
Miso Glazed Salmon
3 tbsp white Miso paste
2 tbsp Sake
1 tbsp Honey
2 tsp soy sauce
4 salmon fillets
Miso is packed with lactobacillusprobiotic strains. For this easy recipe, just whisk the ingredients together, and marinate your salmon in it for at least 30 minutes. Place the fillets on a pan 6” from your broiler, and broil for 6-10 minutes.
Turkey & Gouda Sandwich
Sourdough Bread Slices
Sliced Kosher Dill Pickles
Fermented Brown Mustard
Simple, delicious, and full of probiotic-rich ingredients! Spread the mustard on your bread and layer the Gouda & pickles along with a few slices of Low-Fat, Roasted Turkey Breast.
Sauerkraut Bacon Potato Soup
2 Large Potatoes, cubed
1 Large onion, diced
1 tbsp diced garlic
2 cups of Chicken Stock
4 oz Diced Bacon
1 32oz Jar of Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is the original probiotic “superfood.”
In a stockpot, sautee the chopped bacon for about two minutes. Add the onion & garlic, and sautee till fragrant. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until potatoes are soft (about 30 minutes).
So go ahead…try one of these recipes out this week! I promise you won’t be disappointed – even picky teenagers love these!