Gut Health Blog

December 20, 2023

Festive Gut-Friendly Recipes

Gut-friendly recipes play a crucial role in promoting overall health, especially during the holidays when indulgent food is abundant. These recipes focus on incorporating ingredients that support gut health, such as fiber-rich vegetables and low-sugar options. For a delicious and healthy Christmas salad, one can mix fresh ingredients like pumpkin and coconut yogurt, creating a gut-friendly dish that is both tasty and nourishing. Additionally, incorporating gut-friendly ingredients, like low-sugar, grain-free and dairy-free options, can make holiday recipes more suitable for those with specific dietary needs. By being mindful of gut health during the holiday season, these recipes ensure that festive meals contribute positively to overall well-being.

Festive Gut Friendly Recipes- Nourish, Celebrate, Thrive!

In this article, I will share some delicious and nutritious recipes that will satisfy your taste buds and support a healthy gut.

During the holiday season, our digestive system often faces challenges due to the consumption of alcohol and rich foods, leading to frequent indigestion. This year, consider incorporating gut-friendly ingredients such as miso, sauerkraut, and coconut yogurt into your diet. These foods are rich in beneficial bacteria and probiotics, supporting the optimal functioning of your gut and digestive system.

Incorporating these recipes into your festive season menu will impress your guests and support your overall well-being.

Drinks
Appetizers
Mains
Sides
Desserts

So, go ahead and try them out! Enjoy the festive season with a happy and healthy gut.

 

Drinks

Healthy Hot Chocolate

This simple and easy-to-make hot chocolate is a perfect alternative to shop-bought ones and is not only comforting and nourishing but anti-inflammatory, too. Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of this delightful treat.

Moroccan Spiced Coffee

My Moroccan spiced coffee is fantastic as it contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. These warming spices have incredible anti-inflammatory properties that help stabilize your blood sugar levels and offset some of the adverse effects of caffeine. See how easy it is and perfect for the season. I cannot wait for you to try it.

Appetizers

Deviled Eggs

Devilled eggs are a classic festive dish that never fails to impress. With their creamy, tangy filling and beautiful presentation, they are sure to be a hit at any festive gathering.

Pure Seeds Crackers

These little bites of goodness are a crowd-pleaser and a great way to kick off any meal or gathering. These crackers are perfectly gut-friendly healthy snacks with a wonderfully satisfying crunch.

Wild Salmon Spread

Enjoy this wild salmon spread on crackers topped with fresh parsley for a great-looking festive appetizer.

Guacamole

This would work perfectly with the salmon spread for festive, gut-friendly nibbles. You can also serve it on its own with crudites. This guacamole contains no raw onions, which can be hard to digest sometimes, so I hope you all enjoy it!

Mains

Roast Christmas Chicken

Christmas Chicken with bacon, a delectable twist on the traditional turkey! This mouthwatering dish will inspire you to create a memorable holiday feast. Succulent chicken, perfectly seasoned and roasted to perfection, wrapped in crispy, smoky bacon. The combination of flavors is simply irresistible.

Sides

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta & Sage

This dish will make a great side and is easy and quick to prepare. I love to make it around this time of the year!

Roasted Carrots & Parsnips With Cumin Seeds

Carrots are incredibly nutritious and are a fantastic prebiotic for your microbiota, reducing inflammation and taking care of your immune system. They are excellent for skin, hair, nails, and eyes and are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. Paired with parsnips, this dish makes a warming side dish to your traditional roast dinner.  Especially with the fantastic rich, earthy, warm, and citrus of cumin, the anti-inflammatory spice!

Sweet Potato Mash

This is a wonderful way of preparing this superfood – that will support and protect your gut. This is all you need to do to enjoy sweet potato’s nutrition and taste. Make it in advance and reheat it on the day of serving.

Healthy Cranberry Sauce

You have to try this cranberry sauce recipe! It’s caramelized, tangy, woody, and slightly tart, with a deep berry flavor and a slight spice of heady cinnamon.

Desserts

Ginger Cookies

If you are looking for a cookie recipe to make during the Christmas holidays and enjoy with the kids, this is for you! They are grain-free, dairy-free & gluten-free, and they taste delicious!  They are perfectly seasoned with a combination of spices. All spices used possess anti-inflammatory properties and offer excellent nutritional benefits!

Pumpkin Pie

This anti-inflammatory pie tastes like a delicious traditional dessert, but it is refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and GUILT-free! It will leave you feeling satisfied without the symptoms of bloating or overindulgence.

Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Crumble

I love this recipe with a side of coconut yogurt. It is delicious and uses simple ingredients. Apple and cinnamon are always a winning combo!

Cinnamon Oranges

What better way to celebrate the season than with the delightful aroma of cinnamon oranges filling the air? Cinnamon oranges are a classic holiday treat that brings a touch of magic to any gathering. The sweet citrus scent combined with the comforting spice of cinnamon creates a symphony of flavors that instantly transports us to a place of happiness and nostalgia.

Healthy Speculoos Biscuits

A spectacular speculoos biscuit recipe: the healthy version of the traditional recipe, which means that your gut microbiota will love them, too! The warming, sweet, aromatic, creamy, citrus, peppery, and spicy flavors make these biscuits incredible.

2-ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse Pot

These little chocolate bombs are easy to make, delicious, and simple. You can use nice glasses for individual portions and garnish them with nuts, berries, or cacao nibs.

Christmas is a time of celebration and indulgence, but that doesn’t mean we have to compromise our health. All recipes on the Eat Burn Sleep platform are designed to satisfy your taste buds while keeping your gut happy.

Indulge in mouthwatering dishes that are not only festive but also beneficial for your gut health and overall wellness. Impress your friends, family, and loved ones while being gentle on your digestive system, ensuring you can enjoy your holiday feast without any discomfort.

Yalda x

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Anti-inflammatory Appetizers Menu

Best Appetizer Recipes to Suit Everyone

Hello Everyone! When you have friends and family coming over for drinks and appetizers, what do you serve? You may be very busy, but you want to wow everyone and have to consider everyone’s conditions. Someone may have a digestive issue (unfortunately, so many people do), a few people may be trying to lose weight, someone has chronic inflammation or autoimmune disease, and there are kids, etc.

For this post, I have put a list of anti-inflammatory appetizers together to make it easy for you. You can quickly adapt it and add some of our amazing salads and mains if you want more than appetizers.

This list of easy anti-inflammatory appetizers will suit everyone, from those who have to watch what they eat to the ones who don’t! Plus, nobody will feel bloated or uncomfortable afterward. I have even added easy-to-make delicious desserts. Kids love Eat Burn Sleep recipes, too! Enjoy!

Paleo Pizza Muffins

All the flavors of pizza without the inflammatory effects. Yummy!

Turkey & Beef Skewers

Nourishing, healing, and flavorsome skewers.

A tray of chicken bites coated in anti-inflammatory ingredients, sprinkled with herbs

Chicken Nuggets

These will be a hit with kids and adults!

Yalda’s Guacamole

Avocados are powerhouse anti-inflammatory fruits. Put some celery and strips of red pepper close by to dip in.

Tahini Dip

A super health booster dip for gut health and reducing inflammation!

Pure Seeds Crackers

They provide a lovely crunch!

A silver tray with halved eggs topped with a salad filling and trout roe, and herbs sprinkled on top.

Deviled Eggs

Highly nutritious and very tasty!

Tomatoes & Basil Salad

Adding that beautiful sweet, herby taste combination.

A tray of cheesy kale chips: a healthy homemade snack recipe that is full of anti-inflammatory properties.

Cheesy Kale Chips

A cheesy, crispy, nutty snack without the inflammatory effects of regular chips.

Two glasses with coconut yogurt and strawberries on top. Mint at the side.

Summer Pudding

Super simple and addictive.

A plate with strawberries dipped into chocolate.

Chocolate Strawberries

Digestion-friendly chocolate-dipped strawberries look lovely on the table.

Coconut Chocolate Macaroons

Just enough for a fabulous taste and mouthfeel.

Each recipe will tell you about quantities and whether you can make them ahead of time.

Our anti-inflammatory, non-fattening recipes are good for weight loss and are delicious and nutritious.

(Rather than focusing on calories, we focus on gut health at Eat Burn Sleep. It’s much more efficient for losing weight, and you get to eat more and feel satisfied for longer).

There are other collections I have put together for you to help you plan ahead: Gut-friendly Festive Recipes, Gut-healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, & 5 Acid Reflux-friendly Dessert Recipes.

Also, all of these anti-inflammatory recipes will make everyone happier (if they eat anti-inflammatory foods every day, that is)! Not just because they all taste incredible but scientifically.

They will feed your gut microbiome, enabling the production of happy hormones: serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, and GABA. This is why depression and anxiety diminish on this lifestyle! Check 4 Secrets To Feeling Good.

Your friends and family will love these foods. Happy memories!

Have a wonderful time!

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November 27, 2022

5 Acid Reflux-friendly Dessert Recipes

Happy, Heartburn-free Holidays!

Hello Everyone! I decided to post some GERD-friendly, easily digestible dessert recipes for this post, following on from GERD Awareness Week.

Firstly, studies show that more and more people suffer from gastrointestinal discomforts like acid reflux, heartburn, and non-cardiac chest pain after eating.

Secondly, many people bake more around holiday times and look for amazing-tasting healthy dessert recipes.

Thirdly, baking is a beautiful, de-stressing, focused, and creative activity that ultimately will contribute to easing GERD symptoms like digestion and stomach acid production.

So, if you have GERD, acid reflux, or heartburn, baking these will not only be an activity that will help your condition – but you will be able to eat your creations with pleasure and confidence that you won’t be suffering afterward.

If you are an Eat Burn Sleep member, using all of the optimum health tools, follow the Personalized Advice section for GERD, GORD, and Acid Reflux. You will benefit from treating the source, reducing symptoms daily, calming the system down, absorbing nutrients more efficiently, creating a balanced microbiota, and enjoying settled digestion.

Of course, this is a helpful acid-reflux-friendly dessert recipe list to keep throughout the year. Since we are all unique, double-check that there aren’t any triggers personal to you in the ingredients.

Avoiding triggers is okay temporarily but not for long-term healing or reducing inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress. Gerd is a chronic disease, as is IBD and Obesity, which can often run alongside acid reflux sufferers, which too are treated on the EBS lifestyle.

You could be enjoying life more and with a wide variety of amazing meals that you would be surprised about. Plus, the anti-inflammatory recipes are loved by everyone, including children, are packed with nutrition – and can be very addictive!

Here are 5 of Eat Burn Sleep’s popular GERD-friendly dessert recipes, especially for you.

Coconut & Cacao Loaf

Paleo Vanilla Sponge Cake

Cherry & Almond Clafoutis

A tray of cherry and almond cake that is a gut healthy recipe.

Mandarin & Almond Cake

Two slices of Paleo mandarine and almond cake that is gluten, grain and dairy free.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creating recipes that bring comfort rather than discomfort is one of my great joys in life (there are now over 300 anti-inflammatory recipes on Eat Burn Sleep!). You may enjoy Gut-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, Best Appetizer Recipes to Suit Everyone & 5 Acid Reflux-friendly Desserts.

I hope you enjoy making them, eating them, and savoring the taste and mouthfeel of your creations. The good news is that you won’t need to lie down after these desserts, which aids digestion even further!

I wish you a heartwarming, heartburn-free upcoming holiday full of joy and ease and a wonderful day today!

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October 30, 2022

Gut-healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Enjoy an Eat Burn Sleep Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone! Here’s your inflammation-reducing (rather than inducing) Thanksgiving Menu to make planning one of the season’s festivities easier since everyone can eat these recipes.

It’s grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, indigestion-free, and guilt-free!

These anti-inflammatory Thanksgiving recipes are delicious and indulgent (without the symptoms of overindulgence). I can’t tell you how often I have been told that the pecan pie is more delicious than the classic recipe.

I have included two different options than the traditional turkey (which I presume you already know how you like roasted and stuffed, and your gravy recipe is under your belt, using the juices). Members can check the food lists and adapt. Ensure you use anti-inflammatory ingredients so you don’t undo the good work.

Also, turkey gets Eat Burn Sleep approval since the combination of B vitamins, selenium, and tryptophan balances blood sugar levels, avoiding hypoglycemia. Which also boosts mental well-being and calms nerves.

Turkey also has an immune-enhancing effect and aids efficient thyroid functions, as well as combatting oxidative stress caused by free radicals. (The darker meat contains more iron, zinc, and B vitamins).

If you have any vegans/vegetarians among your guests, they will be delighted to know that they have a delicious main, two starters, three sides, and three/six desserts to choose from.

Each dish contains nutrients that are off the charts, promoting good gut health, immune health, and ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters. Most can be made ahead of time. I have starred the ones that can be.

I haven’t forgotten the traditional cranberry sauce. It’s just healthier than the classic recipe (and super tasty). There’s also a recipe for easily digestible bread rolls since many people love some bread on the table at Thanksgiving.

A Thanksgiving menu that your body will thank you for!

Thanksgiving Starters:

Delicious and nourishing soup and salad with beneficial nutrients!

No ingredients to irritate your system. Just to soothe and heal your body and reduce inflammation.

Roasted Butternut Soup in a blue bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup*

A bowl of salad with tomatoes, quinoa, butternut squash and other vegetables in a pink and cream bowl

Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad*

These tasty bread rolls deliver an array of benefits to the mind and body.

A tray of nutritious looking bread rolls made with an anti-inflammatory recipe.

Bread Rolls*

Thanksgiving Mains:

Although it’s tradition, you may want to swap the turkey for something different that doesn’t take as long but is still spectacular.

Equally, as fun to carve table side is a little chicken, perfect for a smaller crowd, or a rack of lamb for a larger crowd.

A tray of poussin coated in sumac.

Sumac Poussin*

Rack of Lamb with Basil and Mint*

Delight everyone with the vegan/vegetarian option, which is a beautiful, festive-looking dish.

Eggplants halved, filled with tahini dressing with pomegranate seeds and chopped coriander on top on a plate

Eggplant & Tahini Truffle Dressing

Thanksgiving Sides:

Pure, unadulterated sweet potato mash is just so amazing, as is the roasted potatoes with herbs.

The Brussels sprouts dish is a beautiful combination of flavors that will go with any of the mains.

I have included a lovely spice-roasted vegetable medley, which I think is so addictive.

A bowl of sweet potato mash with green herbs on top.

Sweet Potato Mash*

or:

A tray of sweet potatoes with other anti-cancer ingredients.

Sweet Potatoes With Rosemary and Sage*

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta and Sage*

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Healthy Cranberry Sauce*

Thanksgiving Desserts:

Making room for desserts is easier because you won’t feel the bloat that can happen at this stage of a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner.

I had to include so many, so there’s something for everyone. All are firm favorites in our household! My boys enjoy helping me make them, too.

Pumpkin Pie

Sea Salt & Chocolate Brownies* 

Pecan Pie - Anti-inflammatory Recipe

Pecan Pie*

Cacoa dusted chocolate cake

Chocolate Soft Cake*

Gut-friendly apple and cinnamon cake recipe

Apple & Cinnamon Cake*

Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Crumble*

Make some sugar-free lemonade for the table. Or have the kids make it!

Wherever you are when you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings. Do check the posts: Gut-friendly Festive Recipes, Best Appetizers To Suit Everyone, & 5 Acid Reflux-friendly Desserts.

Having a social gathering, eating digestive-friendly foods, and being thankful for what is good in your life all aid in longevity.

Thankfulness cultivates positivity and promotes contentment, which further supports good gut health, immune health, and ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters.

Which makes for an even happier Thanksgiving, a beautiful time to be enjoyed!

With love and gratitude.

Yalda Alaoui

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March 17, 2022

A Recipe Creation for Poosh

The Anti-cravings Shake Recipe

Hello Everyone!

I was delighted to be asked to create a weight loss recipe for Poosh recently.

Why Did I Create a Recipe to Curb Cravings for Poosh?

I went with a shake recipe to curb cravings because, based on my experience, so many people state that they have serious sweet cravings late morning or mid-afternoon that are hard to ignore.

When members have switched to my shakes, they have lost weight, gained mental clarity and new energy, managed their sugar levels, cleared up their skin conditions, and so on.

Poosh’s audience will appreciate how powerful the shake works.

How Does the Anti-cravings Shake Work?

Not only does it do exactly what it is meant to, and that staves off intense cravings, but it was created for its nutritious value and taste!

As well as benefitting from the compound-rich ingredients that will fill people up longer, there’s skin and tissue-loving collagen and anti-inflammatory cacao and flax seeds, amongst other powerhouse ingredients, in it.

Cacao is a favorite of mine since it contributes wonderfully to shakes like these and is nutritionally dense.

It is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, protein, fiber, calcium, zinc, copper, and selenium – excellent for protecting your heart, lowering inflammation, and balancing mental health and hormones.

There are so many benefits to drinking an anti-cravings shake!

I stay clear of shop-bought nut milk, as they are packed with emulsifiers, thickeners, and additives, which are linked to gut dysbiosis, chronic inflammation, obesity, psoriasis, alopecia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, and metabolic syndrome.

Many ready-made kinds of milk contain so many additives. Make sure to look at the ingredients before buying ready-made nut milk.

Here’s a healthy instant nut recipe for you!

Also, if there is an extended date on the package, there will no doubt be some preservatives in there.

Always look at the ingredients even if you are in a ‘health food’ shop. You will be surprised. Please don’t take it for granted that you are eating healthy food from a healthy food store! Inflammatory ingredients are in most things.

Our nut milk recipe is the base of Poosh’s anti-cravings shake recipe, which you can check out here.

There are many cravings hacks on the Eat Burn Sleep program and a plethora of shakes and smoothies – all with brain and gut in mind and lowering inflammation, which can lead to real life-changing benefits.

And – definitely taste! As many of you know, I love good food, and I love creating anti-inflammatory recipes that do you good!

I hope that you like the Poosh recipe feature.

Kourtney Kardashian seems to like the recipe, as she was captured in the press after sharing the anti-cravings shake on Instagram.

I am convinced you will, too!

 

 

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March 11, 2022

Gut Healthy Recipes for Sell-by Date

My Interview With The Daily Mail: Be More Connected to your Food

I was interviewed recently by the Daily Mail. It was about the recent call-to-action from the charity Wrap to supermarkets. They are urging supermarkets to ditch the sell-by dates on packaging.

All in the effort to promote less waste, and I absolutely support it.

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Growing up in Morocco, we didn’t have supermarkets until I was 12, and dates on the packaging didn’t exist. We bought produce from markets regularly or picked it up from my grandfather’s farm for the day we needed it.

The food was fresh, and we ate it soon after it was bought. Unless it was yogurt, which we kept longer for the healthy bacteria to occur. Waste didn’t happen.

I know that many people have busy lives and shopping this way is not always possible but becoming more tuned to our foods is good practice.

It’s time to stop relying on sell-by dates and ditching foods that are perfectly fine to eat.

Trust your judgment

This move will undoubtedly encourage more people to think about their food. To look at the color and skin, feel and smell the produce, check the consistency and appearance – and generally be more connected.

Does the produce look, smell, and feel good to eat? These thoughts will become second nature.

Ultimately this practice will reduce waste, save money, and, more likely, more nutrients will be ingested.

Crunchy vegetables, for instance, get softer. So, initially, you would use them for a salad or steamed lightly, then as they age, you could use them in soup or roast them.

Or prepare them and add a sprinkling of salt for a quick healthy snack!

Also, when buying a bunch of organic green bananas for next week’s lunch box, buy extra for the next week too. When they are browning, smoothies are taken care of, for instance.

Or use it to make my nutritious banana bread!

Meat should be cooked soon after purchase, as well as fish.

Smells and appearance are a huge indication that they are past their best, and getting a second opinion if you are not sure, is wise.

Click here to read the article with good food safety advice from a panel of food and nutrition experts.

Even if you already do this practice, planning meals and shopping for the ingredients you need for the week is often a good idea. A little time spent focusing on this can save money and waste.

If you are a member of our Eat Burn Sleep community, you will already have meal planning prepared, with recipes to reduce inflammation and fight disease and nutrition advice.

I know from feedback that these are appreciated because knowing exactly what to eat, if there are health concerns for optimum results, takes the stress away. I love creating them.

Using up food before they go over is so satisfying.

So, what would I do with some vegetables when they are on their last legs, so to speak? I would make soup! White Good Carbs Soup, Gazpacho Andaluz, Cream of Broccoli and Zucchini Soup or Cabbage & Basil Soup.

Prepared in moments, this cleansing soup, with each ingredient chosen for its unique healing properties, will boost gut and mental health. This will alleviate chronic inflammation symptoms, strengthen the immune system, and promote cell DNA repair.

You could freeze it and add the coconut milk at a later date!

Members, I know that my version of Shakshuka is one of your favorites because it’s a crowd-pleasing comfort food.

Kids love it, too. (I have always had to consider children when creating the recipe since I have two!).

If there are hungry people around you, eggs that need to be used up, and a batch of my delicious and versatile tomato sauce at the ready, consider this quick and easy dish.

The shopping lists will ensure that you have the other anti-inflammatory ingredients. Through Wrap’s campaign urging supermarkets to ditch the sell-by date, I am hoping that more people will see positive results from being more connected to the food they consume.

I wish you a healthy, happy day!

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Gut-friendly Festive Recipes

Gut-friendly Holiday Recipes

Hello everyone! It’s the festive season, and I have decided to cheer you more with these microbiota-loving recipes.

With these delicious, gut-friendly, anti-inflammatory recipes, you can enjoy everything you look forward to doing with the knowledge that you won’t suffer from any digestive issues.

A Festive Menu That Is Gentle on the Stomach

These Eat Burn Sleep recipes are not just for people seeking low-inflammation and gut-friendly foods or their chronic inflammatory condition at Christmas – everyone loves them. I have created over 300 gut-friendly recipes, and this unique selection won’t disappoint you or your guests during the holidays.

Moroccan Spiced Coffee: My Moroccan spiced coffee is fantastic as it contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. These warming spices have incredible anti-inflammatory properties that help stabilize your blood sugar levels and offset some of the adverse effects of caffeine. See how easy it is and perfect for the season. I cannot wait for you to try it.

A plate of wild salmon salad with olives, tomatoes, lettuce and other ingredients to boost your mind.

Wild Salmon Spread: Perfect as a dip with crudites such as carrots, celery, or fennel sticks. Wild salmon is packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 acids, making this recipe easy to make.

Roasted Butternut Soup in a blue bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: A classic dairy-free soup yet so rich and satisfying. The perfect winter warmer!

A salad consisting of chicken, basil, lettuce and tomatoes in a dressing, from the anti-inflammatory diet on EBS.

Italian Chicken Salad could be perfect for a nice salad with turkey leftovers on the 26th of December.

My Guacamole would work perfectly with the salmon spread for festive, gut-friendly nibbles. You can also serve it on its own with crudites. This guacamole contains no raw onions, which can be hard to digest sometimes, so I hope you all enjoy it!

Roasted Carrots & Parsnips With Cumin Seeds: This great source of healthy carbohydrates makes an excellent side for your Christmas dinner or any meal! It is easy to make, and you can use oil or goose fat.

Roast Christmas Chicken: Enjoy this amazing Christmas classic alternative for turkey without worrying that it will turn out dry!

Healthy Cranberry Sauce: You have to try this cranberry sauce recipe! It’s caramelized, tangy, woody, and slightly tart, with a deep berry flavor and a slight spice of heady cinnamon.

A tray of sweet potatoes with other anti-cancer ingredients.

Sweet Potatoes With Rosemary and Sage: This delicious recipe is a fantastic side dish option and a great source of good carbs.

Brussel Sprouts, Chicken, and Bacon Skillet: This is a great, easy, and delicious dish to serve on a cold winter’s day. You can use chicken or turkey leftovers to prepare it!

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta & Sage: This dish will make a great side and is easy and quick to prepare. I love to make it around this time of the year!

Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Crumble: I love this recipe with a side of coconut yogurt. It is delicious and uses simple ingredients. Apple and cinnamon are always a winning combo!

Individual pots of chocolate mouse and a block of dark chocolate with shavings at the side - a recipe for reducing inflammation in the body.

2-ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse Pot: These little chocolate bombs are so easy to make, delicious, and simple. You can use nice glasses for individual portions and garnish them with nuts, berries, or cacao nibs.

Paleo Energy Bars: Let me warn you, these are totally addictive! You can cut them into small squares, and they make a wonderful and absolutely delicious alternative to chocolates. They keep well in the fridge and freeze well, too, so you can save half for later if you wish to do so.

Two slices of Paleo mandarine and almond cake that is gluten, grain and dairy free.

Mandarin & Almond Cake: Mandarins and oranges are in season, so make sure to try this delicious and very popular recipe! It is incredibly light and uses very few ingredients without added fat!

Sea Salt & Chocolate Brownies: Absolutely decadent but still ok by my book! Many of you find them tastier than regular brownies, so if you haven’t made them, go for it!

A tray of macaroons drizzled with dark chocolate - a recipe on the anti-inflammatory diet - EBS.

Coconut & Chocolate Macaroons: I created this recipe for Easter, and these mouthfuls of deliciousness work perfectly for the Christmas season, too!

Chocolate Fudge Cake: This is one of my gut-friendly recipes that nobody believes is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free! It’s so rich! My children love it so much that I keep remaking it for them.

Cacoa dusted chocolate cake

Chocolate Soft Cake: This beauty is fluffy, light, and not very sweet. Perfect chocolate cake alternative!

I hope you enjoy these recipes! Have a wonderful, safe, festive time. Feel free to navigate the website for more low-inflammation and gut-friendly recipes for all seasons and reasons!

Yalda x

Oh, so you know, my Immune-boosting Energy Balls are perfect for keeping you in tip-top form when you feel a little dip and fancy something sweet at this hectic time. They are packed with protein and taste, and they are portable. Perfect!

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April 01, 2020

Reversing Autoimmune Diseases

My Feature in Hello! Turkey

Hello! magazine Turkey ran a feature on me recently, which was lovely!

Click here for the article.

Here’s the rough translation:

Another name I can’t stop following is Yalda Alaoui, half Moroccan, half Iranian, living in London. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics Finance and is about to complete her naturopathic nutrition specialization. She publishes her years of work to control autoimmune disorders on the www.eatburnsleep.com platform. It recommends an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to strengthen the immune system. She has a membership system and blog where she shares her six-week menu, exercises, and meditations. She has live chats on different topics on her Instagram account every week. She shows the food preparations for her children and the product selection and details for grocery shopping with videos. My favorites are şakşuka eggs spiced with cumin and cinnamon, banana-based ice creams, and chicken tajines prepared in a Moroccan slow cooker.

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If you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, arthritis, or any autoimmune disease and chronic inflammatory condition, Eat Burn Sleep will help you put them into remission.

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I hope that you have a wonderful day!

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Fight Inflammation Naturally

My Interview with Nedi: Fighting Inflammation

This is an interview about fighting chronic inflammation with a dear friend of mine – Nedi.

We covered quite a bit, but here’s some snippets:

Why An Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle?

For over 10 years, I tried and tested many diets and lifestyle changes. All in order to heal my autoimmune issues, ulcerative colitis, and auto-immune hemolytic anemia. An anti-inflammatory lifestyle turned out to be the answer to my issues and, in fact, to most health issues. Indeed, a full array of diseases stem from inflammation: heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, neurological diseases, auto-immune diseases, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, etc.

I told Nedi what my typical day entailed and included some anti-inflammatory meals. Here are some more recommended anti-inflammatory recipes from Eat Burn Sleep:

Coconut & Chia Pudding

Dairy-free Scrambled Egg

Chicken Marbella

Paleo Olive & Rosemary Bread

Banana & Blueberry Nice Cream

Brazilian Prawn Stew

I hope you enjoy reading it!

Interview with Healthy with Nedi

 

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