Healthy RecipesAyurveda Inspired Soups & Salads
Soup & Salad Recipes
Great as a side dish or the main meal!
Soups are a great source not only of nutrition but also balance the cold qualities of the Vata and Kapha doshas making them ideal for fall, winter and early spring. Of course, there are also cold soups usually made with cooling vegetables and fruits that are well suited for the hot summer months.
Salads can be be grain, legume or vegetable based and either warm or cold. Cold, raw salads are best taken at the lunch meal when your internal digestive fire is strongest and in the hot months when there is excess external heat that is balanced by cooling foods. For optimal digestion of raw foods, make sure you have a balanced and strong digestive fire.
A vegetarian option to the classic Vietnamese Noodle Bowl. A light and cooling dish for the summer season. Balancing for pitta and kapha doshas.
This mung bean soup is easy to digest and good for all three doshas.
A light and healthy quinoa and avocado salad – perfect for the summer season to naturally cool you off.
Enjoy this whole grain salad made with bulgur wheat, ripe summer tomatoes, and delicious garden herbs. Naturally cooling with solid nutrition!
This creamy soup is perfect for fall, using a nice combination of grounding root vegetables.
One of my favorite summer salads for myself and for taking to potlucks.
A vata balancing soup that is made of grounding root vegetables
This stew is a wonderful dish for fall or winter chock full of vegetables and full of flavor.
A butternut squash soup with a dollop of curry.
A hearty, filling and flavorful soup perfect for the cool fall and winter seasons.
A hearty soup with lentils, bulgur, spinach and vegetables
Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing Coach
As a Wellbeing Coach, I know the importance of food in creating health. As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I know that different foods have different impacts on you as an individual. I promote a whole foods diet and help cue you as to how the recipes will affect the vata, pitta and kapha doshas so you can support your own needs. But even if you don’t know about the doshas or Ayurveda, you can use these recipes to add new variety, try out vegetarian main meals, and expand your definition of what a healthy treat might be!
I don’t love to cook, but I make time to cook as part of my daily sadhana and strive to find recipes that are easy, quick and fit into a busy life. Recognizing that we live in a complex world with many demands, I don’t expect myself or my clients to be any kind of diet purest, skip desserts, or eat tasteless “health” foods. If you’re mind and heart aren’t happy eating the food, even if it is the healthiest in the world, it isn’t going to fill you up.
I invite you to find your yummy foods with recipes that meet your unique bodymind needs.
If you find modifications that are awesome, please share in the comment section.
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