Every traditional culture has healing foods because these cultures understand that nature offers all we need for health. For example, Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, has Kitchari, the healing and cleansing dish based on mung beans and spices. Judaism has magical chicken soup and Pho is the Vietnamese version of this healing meal.
Good news: The power of traditional food is the perfect solution for today’s crazy environment because it is healing, comforting and, best of all, tastes fantastic!
Kitchari and Pho are anti-inflammatory, gut-healing and full of herbs and spices to support your immune system. They are easy to digest and perfect for the whole family + they are one bowl meals. Could you ask for anything more?!
It gets better: these dishes are highly customizable. They can be made to support any diet regimen be it vegan, vegetarian, paleo, low carb, and even keto. You can include different herbs and spices to meet your family’s tastes or your dietary needs. Switch up the vegetables based on the season.
Today we offer you two base recipes to start with. Make them your own. Trust us, these easy to do dishes will serve your well.
By Melissa Ford Cox / Nutritionist
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