Nutripledge

Science supports that a variety of health conditions such as obesity, heart diseases, cancer, and many more can be treated or managed by eating the right foods in the right combination with a healthy lifestyle. Under this blog, we discuss how all foods can heal and prevent many health conditions if consumed with intention, responsibility, and some caution.  Thanks for visiting, get to know your food, and eat with confidence! *Please note that the content on this page is for your general information only. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, so consult with your health care provider before making any changes to your diet.
“Without proper nutrition, medicine is of little use …With proper nutrition, medicine is of little need.”~ Charaka Samhita, Ancient text on Ayurveda

Category: Food can heal

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Smoothies can be a quick and easy way to get your daily fruits and veggies servings along with protein. Try this nutritious and delicious high-protein blueberry banana smoothie with chia seeds for a healthy and quick breakfast or to-go snack. Ingredients: Instructions: 1. Soak chia seeds […]

Cauliflower, Potato, & Carrot Sabzi with Turmeric Powder

Cauliflower, Potato, & Carrot Sabzi with Turmeric Powder

First things first. If you did not know already, sabzi (pronounced as sub-zee) is the Hindi term for vegetable curry in India. Today, we are talking about the goodness of one of the easiest Indian meal staple curries – the cauliflower, potato, & carrot sabzi […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie With Oat Milk

Sweet Potato Smoothie With Oat Milk

Sweet potatoes are a highly nutritious and tasty vegetable that has the power to satisfy our sweet cravings, nourish our body, satiate our hunger and keep our blood sugars in check all at the same time. They are a starchy root vegetable, which means they […]

Seven-day Balanced Meal Plan to Improve Your Bone Health with Seven Bone-Strengthening Principles

Seven-day Balanced Meal Plan to Improve Your Bone Health with Seven Bone-Strengthening Principles

Find out which nutrients are important for your bone health and how we can help you boost yours! Why your bone health is essential and how to improve it?  Strong bones are needed to keep us on our feet to perform daily activities. You are at greater […]

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Broccoli is a super healthy vegetable packed with many health-promoting vitamin minerals and bioactive compounds. Unlike many other vegetables, broccoli is also a good source of protein that makes this vegetable super healthy. In fact,  2.5 cups equivalent of broccoli can provide as much protein […]

Sprouted Black Chickpeas Salad

Sprouted Black Chickpeas Salad

We celebrated mother nature Earth Day by sprouting chickpeas and making this super healthy and delicious salad. Adding sprouts to your meals is an economical and eco-friendly way to increase nutritional value to your diet and promote health and wellness. Spring and summer is a […]

Seven Gut Conditions (gastrointestinal diseases) and Meal Plans to Heal Naturally!

Seven Gut Conditions (gastrointestinal diseases) and Meal Plans to Heal Naturally!

Condition #1: Constipation Constipation may be a secondary symptom of many other health conditions and or medications. The underlying cause needs to be evaluated and treated accordingly. Adequate fiber and fluids help relives constipation. Approximately 25-38 gram of fiber (cellulose, psyllium, inulin, and oligosaccharides)  and […]

Pre and Probiotic  Strawberry Banana Smoothie (gut-healthy)

Pre and Probiotic Strawberry Banana Smoothie (gut-healthy)

The scientific community discovers that good bacteria in our gut are linked to many health conditions like obesity, asthma, acne, etc. Having the right balance of these healthy gut bacteria in our gut may be the key to overall health and wellness. Try this delicious […]

Free Donut a day from Krispy Kreme: Sweet but not so sweet!

Free Donut a day from Krispy Kreme: Sweet but not so sweet!

When you think about a doughnut, you think of nothing healthy but empty calories from refined flour, sugar, and fat. No matter how big the incentive is: A doughnut a day is not a healthy diet. The only healthy thing is to incentivize a COVID […]

Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait with Oatmeal, Chia Seeds & Almonds

Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait with Oatmeal, Chia Seeds & Almonds

This healthy and delicious yogurt parfait can be easily made in about 5 minutes. It can be eaten as a quick snack or morning breakfast. This parfait dish is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, fat, protein, and dietary fiber. Each serving will meet about […]

Thandai- A Cooling, Therapeutic Ethnic Drink

Thandai- A Cooling, Therapeutic Ethnic Drink

Thandai is a cooling therapeutic and ethnic drink popular in India in the coming of the spring season. This drink makes a special celebration drink for the Holi, the festival of colors. This Thandai recipe is a modern, healthier version of the traditional one. This […]

Carrots and Cucumbers; Quick, Easy, and Healthy Way to Get Your Veggies

Carrots and Cucumbers; Quick, Easy, and Healthy Way to Get Your Veggies

Eating veggies every day does not have to be complicated. Fresh raw veggies that can be eaten raw can be an easy way to include veggies in any meal. Cucumbers and carrots are available all year long. These veggies can be easily paired up with […]

Overnight Yogurt (Dahi/Curd-Home made natural probiotic)

Overnight Yogurt (Dahi/Curd-Home made natural probiotic)

Making yogurt ( traditionally called Dahi or Curd) at home is an ancient practice in India. Keeping yogurt culture is the same in India as sourdough bread culture in western countries. The original yogurt culture was started by adding red chili into milk. Nowadays, there […]

Seven-days IndianPlate wellness meal plan based on seven ancient Indian healing principles of Ayurveda in line with the current Dietary Guidelines!  

Seven-days IndianPlate wellness meal plan based on seven ancient Indian healing principles of Ayurveda in line with the current Dietary Guidelines!  

Eating familiar foods is a way to build greater belongings. “IndianPlate” is an Indian-style meal plan based on seven core Ayurvedic (an ancient Indian dietary healing practice) principles in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) “MyPlate” and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. With the […]

Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha (Indian stuffed flatbread)

Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha (Indian stuffed flatbread)

Chana dal paratha is a traditional North Indian dish that is usually served with kheer (rice pudding) and potato curry. This traditional Indian meal is a great balance of whole grains, dairy, plant protein, and vegetable servings in one plate. Here I will be discussing […]

Is Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Really Heart-Healthy?

Is Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Really Heart-Healthy?

Honey nut cheerios cereal recently got my attention when I worked on a child care facility menus and had to follow federal Child and Adult Day Care Menu Program (CACFP) guidelines. And I was surprised to learn that Honey Nut Cheerios cereal did not qualify […]

Falafel Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Bowl

Falafel Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Bowl

Falafel and Tabouli (Tabbouleh) separately make a great snack, and when you put it together, it becomes a great healthy and delicious meal. That is how we have been surviving the Covid19 era in our house when everyone is working from home.  Advance meal preparation […]