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Q+A with The Doctors

Our team is excited to announce our “Q+A with The Doctors” 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏼‍⚕️🌱

Each week we will ask which topics you’d like The Doctors to address in our next YouTube video. Start brainstorming your questions for our Naturopathic Physicians! 🧠

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Let’s get those questions flowing!

Holiday Inspired Kale Salad

You know what the best part about this salad is? Apart from being crunchy, chewy and cheesy in all the right places, it’s EASY. Quick, simple, and enriched with goodness!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pieces large bunch of kale
  • 2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 cloves large garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (more salt and pepper to taste, if desired)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Rub the chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill for 7-8 minutes on both sides or until cooked through. Let cool 5 minutes and then dice into bite size pieces. Set aside, but keep warm.
  3. While the chicken cooks start on the kale. In a small bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients, whisk to combine and then season with salt and pepper. (If needed, add more salt and pepper.)
  4. Grease a baking sheet and spread kale on top. Add 2-3 tablespoon of the dressing to the kale (just enough to coat the kale, reserve the rest.) Massage the kale with the dressing and spread out evenly on the baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes. Toss well and roast for 5-10 more minutes, until slightly crispy, but not golden.
  5. While kale is roasting bring the water to a boil. Once the water boils, remove from heat and add the couscous, stir and cover for 10 minutes or until ready to use. When ready to use, fluff with a fork.
  6. Once the chicken, kale, and couscous are all done combine them in a large bowl. Add the toasted pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, avocado, and goat cheese. Toss to combine and then add the remaining dressing and toss one more time.
  7. Serve warm.

Sourced from: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crispy-kale-salad-with-coucous-grilled-chicken-and-pomegranates/

Baby Brouwer

We have a Baby Brouwer!

Congratulations to our Dr. Johanna Brouwer, Dan, and big sister, Eden, on the arrival of their newest family member, Rowan.

We are all so happy for you and your new bundle of joy.

He was a water baby weighing 8 lbs 13 oz.

Mom and baby are doing great at home.

Outdoor Winter Activities

It’s important to stay active even throughout the winter months. Fresh air works wonders on our digestive system, calms anxiety, cleans our lungs, and provides us with more energy and a sharper mind. We’re sharing our favorite outdoor winter activities.

  1. Build an outdoor winter bonfire and roast hot dogs or make s’mores.
  2. Grab some friends, rent snowshoes and go snowshoeing.
  3. Take your dog for a walk.
  4. On a snowy day, find a big hill and go sledding or tobogganing.
  5. During the Christmas season, attend outdoor light festivals or holiday Christmas markets.
  6. Build a fort and have a snowball fight with your kids (or spouse!)
  7. Take a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and sit outside on your front porch swing.
  8. Go ice skating – the outdoor ice rink in downtown Vancouver is the perfect outdoor tradition.
  9. Shovel paths and sidewalks in the snow (your neighbors will love this one too.)
  10. Go on a winter picnic! Take blankets, sandwiches, and hot soup in a thermos. This is also a fun, inexpensive date idea.