kitchen_knifeA Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe

THIS IS A light, refreshing whole grain recipe that makes a delicious side dish for your summer grilling. Whole grains have gotten a bad reputation with the Paleo craze, so let me share one reason why whole grains are an important part of your diet. The glucose in complex carbohydrates (the actual whole grain), is the primary fuel source for many of the body’s vital organs, including the brain. Serotonin levels will drop without consuming carbs, which can lead to feeling depressed.

Ingredients
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 lime
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
Sea Salt to taste

Directions
1. Discover an easy recipe to cook perfect brown rice at my blog at www.maggiechristopher.com.
2. Transfer cooked brown rice to a medium-sized bowl and let cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
3. Once the rice is cooled, cut a lime in half and squeeze lime juice onto rice. Taste the rice and decide if you’d like to add the other half of the lime.
4. Then, chop fresh cilantro. Add the cilantro slowly until you reach your desired taste.
5. Next, add in 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and sea salt to taste. Mix thoroughly.
6. Serve warm. Serves 6-8.

Maggie Christopher is a certified holistic nutrition counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She combines the wisdom of whole foods nutrition along with emotionally-based therapy to support individuals in uncovering and healing the root causes of their cravings. She provides a safe environment to explore the emotional reasons for the eating habits that prevent you from reaching your health goals. She offers step-by-step guidance and delicious recipes that support you in introducing whole natural foods that promote health, calm cravings and allow you to feel satisfied. For a free nutrition consultation, visit her website or call.

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