Recipes

Carrot-Parsnip Soup

Carrots and parsnips With healthy doses of vitamin C in both carrots and parsnips, you're sure to get your recommended daily allowance of immune-system health with this delicious soup. Debra...

Roasted Beets and Carrots

Beets and carrots Beets and carrots together pack a punch to your immune system, making this an ideal side dish to help keep you healthy year round. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of...

Sake-Braised Kale

Sake-Braised Kale Bring out the sweetness of nutrient-rich kale by braising it with sake and ginger.

Rutabaga and Kale Saute

Rutabaga and Kale Saute Like other members of the brassicas family, rutabagas are high in antioxidant and anti-cancer compounds. Just 1 cup of this nutty and sweet root vegetable also will give your immune system a boost,...

Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

Pumpkin-Ginger Soup This vegan soup brings out the rich flavor of fall by featuring pumpkins with just a few other ingredients. Be sure to save your seeds for an additional snack!

Garlic Vegetable Soup

Garlic Vegetable Soup Even eaten on its own, garlic is a mega-immune-system booster, but in a soup it takes on comforting qualities that go beyond the benefits of food. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical...

Braised Greens with Garlic and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Kale leaf Cooking nutrient-rich kale with a bit of oil helps you better absord the fiber that's so prevalent in the dark leafy green vegetable. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of...

Roasted Root Vegetables

Turnip Turnips are high in both vitamins B6 and C, which are necessary to help you maintain a healthy immune system. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of naturopathic medicine at...

Carrot Surprise

Carrots Carrots contain plenty of beta carotene, which boosts your immune system's production of healthy, infection-fighting cells. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of...

Immune Support Soup

Ginger The warming qualities of ginger can help heat you from the inside-out, making it an ideal ingredient for immune-support foods. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of naturopathic...

Parsnip Saute

Parsnip Saute Parsnips are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially potassium and vitamin C, and they also are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. If you grow your own, wait until after the first...

"Heart"-y Chicken Miso Slaw

Cabbage This dish is a heart-healthy take on coleslaw. The nutty miso flavor flatters all aspects of the dish, especially the toasted sunflower seeds. If you're going vegetarian, skip the chicken and...

McKale's Navy (Bean) Salad

McKale's Navy (Bean) Salad Salads aren't just for summer fun. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a warming salad during winter months, too. This one in particular is power-packed with immune-boosting ingredients to heat you...

Metabolism-Boosting Fiesta Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This dish will warm up a chilly winter day and jump-start your metabolism. The combination of cumin, red pepper flakes, tomatoes and jalapeno spice up the meal and heat your body to maximize energy...

Quick and Delicious Fish Tacos

Quick and Delicious Fish Tacos This delightfully fresh recipe for fish tacos can be made in less than 30 minutes. To keep the preparation time to a minimum, the recipe calls for some canned ingredients (tomatoes and black beans)...

Quinoa Spice Cookies

A stylized plate and silverware. Flavored with applesauce, vanilla, almonds, dates, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg, these cookies make the perfect snack or after-dinner dessert. Alternative sweeteners including molasses and...

Quick Lemon and Garlic Quinoa Salad

A bowl of lemon quinoa salad. Quinoa has an excellent nutritional profile (10.5 grams of protein per cup). This unique whole grain, which was a staple food of the Incas, is also rich in calcium and iron.

Pomegranate Granita

Pomegranate Granita Granita is a classic Italian dessert that is very versatile and easy to make. It makes a fantastic cooling fall dessert. Pomegranate season typically runs from October to January. Although a fruit...

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