A few years ago I made an appointment with a Naturopath for some digestive issues. I had always struggled with this but at this particular point in my life things had gotten a lot worse. On top of some tummy troubles, I was getting dizzy spells, light-headedness and always felt a little foggy and tired.
At the time, I thought this doctor was crazy and I didn’t understand how nutrition and food could cure these ailments. But, as soon as I started eating better, I felt better. I don’t eat perfectly all the time, I definitely like to treat myself once in a while, or in this case for a whole month! Below is an example of what I hate for my gut-health day which left me feeling less bloated and with a flatter stomach in the morning.
I focused on a lot of fresh herbs, spices, and gut healthy grains and lean meats. I avoided processed foods and added salt.
1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
3-4 oz Skillet-Cooked Lean Beef seasoned with Himalayan Pink Seat Salt, Pepper, and Turmeric
1/3 Cup Cooked Black beans
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Fresh Lime and Cilantro
Cook quinoa according to bag instructions. Lightly coat cast iron with extra virgin olive oil and season beef with spices. Cook until desired doneness. (I like mine medium)
For the cauliflower, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil and turmeric. Bake for 25-30 minutes.