You probably know by now just how good probiotics are for you.
Here’s just a short list of some of the benefits probiotics have been clinically shown to yield:
- promotes smoother digestion, reducing gas and bloating
- reduces chronic fatigue
- reduces depression, anxiety, & stress
- promotes clear skin
- helps with weight loss (and preventing weight gain)
- helps boost your immunity (so you get sick less often)
You may also already know that probiotics are found in a number of different food sources, such as: kimchee, kefir, tempeh and kombucha tea.
However, most of the food sources that are naturally probiotic-rich are fermented, and – let’s be honest – they’re not really that tasty.
What I always thought would be truly helpful is a way to make some of those probiotic-rich foods taste good.
So, I asked my assistant Sarah to come up with three recipes that are chock-full of probiotics AND incredibly delicious. She did a little research, a little experimentation in the kitchen, and the results were amazing.
So, here are three great, family-friendly recipes to naturally help restore your digestive system’s function through the beneficial probiotics found in the ingredients…
Miso Glazed Salmon:
- 3 tbsp white Miso paste
- 2 tbsp Sake
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 4 salmon fillets
Miso is packed with lactobacillus probiotic strains. For this easy recipe, just whisk the ingredients together, and marinate your salmon in it for at least 30 minutes. Place the fillets on a pan 6” from your broiler, and broil for 6-10 minutes.
Turkey & Gouda Sandwich:
- Sourdough Bread Slices
- Gouda Cheese
- Sliced Kosher Dill Pickles
- Fermented Brown Mustard
Simple, delicious, and full of probiotic-rich ingredients! Spread the mustard on your bread and layer the Gouda and pickles along with a few slices of Low-Fat, Roasted Turkey Breast.
Sauerkraut Bacon Potato Soup:
- 2 Large Potatoes, cubed
- 1 Large onion, diced
- 1 tbsp diced garlic
- 2 cups of Chicken Stock
- 4 oz Diced Bacon
- 1 32oz Jar of Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is the original probiotic “superfood.” In a stockpot, sautee the chopped bacon for about two minutes. Add the onion & garlic, and sautee till fragrant. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until potatoes are soft (about 30 minutes).
So go ahead…try one of these recipes out this week! I promise you won’t be disappointed – even my picky teenagers loved these!