Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Posts by Joanne Aponte, ND

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

By Joanne Aponte, ND on December 12, 2018

1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed. (I like to add more beans!) 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned… Read More


Spiced Lentil Soup

By Joanne Aponte, ND on December 12, 2018

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon curry powder ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained 1… Read More


Chocolate Breakfast Pudding

By Joanne Aponte, ND on December 12, 2018

This is a great high protein, low carbohydrate breakfast option. It uses non caloric sweeteners and is full or protein and fiber,  making it a great option for those who are trying to lose weight.   2 cups unsweetened coconut or flax milk 1 slightly… Read More


Asian Noodles with Salmon

By Joanne Aponte, ND on November 28, 2018

I’m not a huge fan of the taste of salmon, but I really like it in this recipe.  So if you are like me, this recipe is a great way to get more salmon in your diet. Ingredients 8 ounces rice  or… Read More


Eat Alkaline Foods for Better Health

By Joanne Aponte, ND on November 28, 2018

Alkaline foods boost your immune system, reduce inflammation and are chock full of anti-aging anti-oxidants. Many of our diets are too high in acidic foods and are not balanced with the health promoting alkaline foods.  One thing you can do to promote better health is to… Read More


The Neti Pot for Clear Sinuses

By Joanne Aponte, ND on November 5, 2018

 For those of you who get a sinus infection each year and need to take antibiotics or who suffer from frequent nasal congestion due to allergies, Neti Pots are an excellent way to keep the sinuses clear and you breathing freely! For an acute sinus… Read More


Chicken Chowder (Whole 30)

By Joanne Aponte, ND on November 2, 2018

This is a delicious simple meal from the Whole 30.  The Whole 30 is a great resource for recipes, I highly recommend their cookbooks. To get a break from Chicken I often use turkey breast instead. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp… Read More



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