The wealth of probiotics in kimchi help maintain good bacteria in the gut and also provide a boost to the immune system.
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 cup diced organic firm tofu
1 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 large diced zucchini
1 thinly sliced bunch Swiss chard leaves
4 thinly sliced scallions
1 cup drained kimchi
8 6-inch corn tortillas
6 thinly sliced chives
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
3 tbsp chopped raw unsalted peanuts
Juice of 1 large lime
In a large skillet on medium, heat sesame oil. Add organic firm tofu and cook for 3 minutes. Add reduced-sodium tamari, garlic powder, diced zucchini, Swiss chard leaves, scallions, pinch ground cayenne pepper, sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste.
Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Mix in drained kimchi and remove from heat. Divide tofu mixture among corn tortillas, heated. Garnish with chives, fresh cilantro leaves, chopped raw unsalted peanuts and juice of 1 large lime.
Health benefit: Fermented foods are full of probiotics, but in order to keep gut bacteria balanced, you also need prebiotics, or nondigestible carbohydrates that feed probiotics, like the inulin found in asparagus. This makes fermented asparagus a superfood for digestive and immune system health to help keep your body strong and disease-free all winter long.
No need to call for delivery to get a veggie packed, Asian-style fried rice – ours tastes just as good and can be ready in 25 minutes. Plus, we’ve added fermented kimchi and tempeh, both of which contain gut friendly probiotics.
Wild salmon is abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, which help ward off inflammation. The fresh peaches in this dish are a good source of vision-supportive vitamin A as well as fiber, which aids in digestion.
Lean red meat is full of satiating protein as well as iron and vitamin B12. In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant-rich cilantro is a very good source of iron, manganese and magnesium.
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