The Harvest Kitchen

Benefits of Blueberries

benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are a powerhouse superfood containing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help to ward off major disease like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. The compounds in blueberries also help keep our memories sharp. Blueberries are the ultimate memory food.  The US Department of Agriculture determined that blueberries scored highest overall in total antioxidant capacity per serving after testing 24 varieties of fresh fruit, 23 vegetables, 16 herbs and spices, and a variety of 10 different nuts.  Antioxidants are important because they ward off free radicals which can contribute to a number of diseases, including certain types of cancer.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are OMG oh so good!!  And so easy to make.  I think these peanut butter cups are even better than the main brand (you know the one I’m referring to) that...

BLUEBERRY BEET SMOOTHIE FRUIT

Blueberry Beet Smoothie

Doesn’t this smoothie look a little like a chocolate smoothie?  No not there.  There.  The blurry glass on the right.  Yeah…well, let me tell you – it tastes nothing like chocolate.   No, this Blueberry...

BREAKFAST TOSTADA CU

Easy Breakfast Tostada with Black Beans

This Easy Breakfast Tostada with Black Beans can be pulled together in a pinch either for breakfast, or for dinner after a long day after work when you don’t really feel like messing the...

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Colorful Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas

For Easter I made a chopped kale salad and this colorful Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, and all that remained of the quinoa salad was maybe half a cup.  Kyle liked this quinoa salad so...

PARSLEY JAR

Benefits of Parsley

Did you know that parsley contains the substance called chlorophyll….which has been shown to detoxify, purify and rejuvenate your bod?.  It counters toxins and apparently deactivates a number of carcinogens.  The nutrients contained in...

Curried Chicken Salad Melon Bowl

Curried Chicken Salad Melon Bowl

I had lunch the other day with a friend of mine.  We went to a little restaurant that was new to me.  I ordered a trio of salads….chicken salad, a kale salad with cranberries...

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Quinoa Power Bites

These Quinoa Power Bites are a moist, nutty, chocolatey ball of nutritional goodness!!   The thing that holds them together are little flecks of gluten-free quinoa flakes.  You can find the quinoa flakes in the cereal section of your local health food store...

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Acai Bowl

Are Acai Bowls the craze in your neck of the woods?  They are in these parts!   This Acai Bowl is a chilly bowl of nutritional goodness made with a blend of frozen fruit and acai with...

VEGETABLE CURRY CU

Vegetable Curry

This Vegetable Curry is pure healthy hearty comfort food!!  I remember back when I first started the blog – I actually wrote that I didn’t care all that much for curry.  Here I am...