Beth Baldino, MSW, CHHC
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
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Rainbow Swiss Chard with Baked Tofu

This is an easy to prepare and really delicious plant-protein (tofu) and leafy greens (chard) dish. As the tofu is already bakedĀ  and usually seasoned (you can buy these packages in most health food stores) and the greens are raw, it’s a no-cook option for when you’re pressed for time or don’t want to heat up your kitchen (the walnuts can be toasted, but don’t need to be).

Ingredients:

Salad-

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Miso Vegetable Soup

Soy is an inexpensive, high-quality, vitamin- and mineral-rich plant protein with lots of soluble fiber and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. It is also the richest known dietary source of powerful health-promoting phyto-estrogens, which are natural plant protectants that can have a range of positive effects on the body.

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Recipe: Edamame with Cranberries, Feta & Basil

Edamame are fresh soy beans, the young pods of the soybean plant. Soy is an inexpensive, high-quality, vitamin- and mineral-rich plant protein with lots of soluble fiber and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. It is also the richest known source of powerful health-promoting phyto-estrogens, which are natural plant protectants that can also provide us with protection against various diseases. The best way to eat soy is in its whole state, as used here, or fermented in the form of natto, miso, tempeh, and naturally-fermented soy sauces (shoyu and tamari).

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Making the Most of Farmer’s Markets

Eating well is never easier than when your local produce is so conveniently available at the temporary markets that allow farmers to sell directly to the public. You can find these markets in both small towns and big cities, from early spring into the fall (or all year-round in the southern and western states). Here are some suggestions for making the most of the experience this summer:

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  1. Bring your own heavy-duty bags and you’ll be able to handle your purchases much more easily. If you become a regular, a wheeled cart or wagon is a worthwhile purchase.

Recipe: Tempeh Croutons

Soy is an inexpensive, high-quality, vitamin- and mineral-rich plant protein with lots of soluble fiber and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. It is also the richest known source of powerful health-promoting phyto-estrogens, which are natural plant protectants that can provide us with protection against various diseases. The best way to eat soy is in its whole state or fermented in the form of natto, miso, naturally-fermented soy sauces (shoyu and tamari), or as tempeh, used here.

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