Healthy Nutrition

Holistic Health & Nutrition

Managing the tensions between modern living and our natural physical dispositions is a challenge. Because of the natural dispositions that your body may have to certain external influences, making it imperative for you to take your nutrition and holistic wellness seriously.

Within the Healthy Nutrition category of our Healthy Hildegard posts, you will find practices and resources to help you maintain a healthy relationship with your body by using the philosophies of Hildegard von Bingen. At Healthy Hildegard, we strive to navigate the different dimensions of our lives with a healthy perspective on weight management and holistic health. Continue reading below to learn more about nutrition inspired by Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

Chestnuts and potato soup

Roasted Chestnut and Potato Soup Recipe

A delicious, light and healthy soup, this gluten-free and vegan alternative will warm you from the inside during the cold winter months. Chestnuts hold a very special place Hildegard’s nutritional teachings. In addition to their many health benefits, chestnuts are also extremely tasty and digestible. In today’s gluten-conscious and celiac-sensitive world, chestnuts have a unique…

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Pink Grapefruit Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe

Bitter flavors are fundamental for health and digestion. This delicious bitter-fruit smoothie is ideal as a snack between meals. It refreshes, revitalizes, rehydrates, and it’s full of nutrients.  Recipe for 3-4 glasses  700 ml freshly pressed grapefruit juice (6-7 Pink Grapefruits)  1 lime, juice  150g soy yogurt (alternatively almond yogurt or coconut yogurt) 1-2 teaspoons…

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Fried Spelt Recipe

This fried spelt dish is a simple and hearty recipe that is both healthy and satisfying. An ideal dish that also works as a part of a fasting cure according to Hildegard of Bingen. Those who like it a little more grainy can use the pre-cooked dark grains. As an alternative, the dark grains are…

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Spelt Semolina Recipe

Spelt Semolina Apple Casserole Recipe

This spelt semolina apple casserole smacks of a classic cheesecake. It tastes best when cool as the batter begins to firm-up. The spelt semolina apple casserole is easily digestible and delicious. You can adjust the number of eggs. The consistency of the casserole will be slightly firmer with 3 eggs. Ingredients for a Spelt Apple…

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Spelt Pancakes

Spelt Pancake Recipe

This delicious and simple spelt pancake recipe is quickly prepared and a delicious alternative to wheat pancakes. The use of spelt flour adds a slightly nutty taste to the pancakes. As an alternative to coconut milk, soy milk or cereal milk (e.g. oat milk) can be used. Ingredients (Serves: 8-10 Spelt Pancakes): 200 gr (2 cup)…

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Health Benefits of Buckwheat 1

Buckwheat Benefits Nutrition

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) used to be known as a peasant’s meal It met the basic need of filling the stomach, while being easy to grow and full of valuable nutrients. Buckwheat arrived in Europe as a cereal plant by way of introduction from the Mongolians in the 14th century and is today considered around the…

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Bitter Benefits the Skin

Bitter: Anti-Aging Effects from Botanical Bitter Substances

In the early history of hunters and gatherers, food consisted mainly of bitter root vegetables, wild plants, leaves, and fruits. Wild foraging contributed to a healthy life, focused on physical performance. These early diets consisted of more natural bitter substances, which we know today stimulates the digestive system, strengthens organs, and helps detoxify the body.…

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Spelt Semolina Cake Recipe

Spelt Semolina Cake

Spelt is a versatile ancient grain, which has become increasingly widespread in recent years. You can find out more about Hildegard’s views on spelt in our article 8 Soundbites on Spelt. In our series of spelt recipes we introduce baked spelt semolina cake, a simple recipe using spelt semolina.  You can prepare it in a…

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Bitter Benefits

Bitters for Health: The Lost Taste

Of our five flavor profiles, what makes bitter so unique and beneficial for health? Why should we pay more attention to the bitter taste and invest some time in reacquainting our pallets?  Unlike salt and sweet, bitter flavors derive from countless different bitter substances. These bitter substances differ in their chemical composition, while contributing to…

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Sugar Cravings

How to Stop Sugar Cravings with Bitter Substances

Using Bitters and Bitter Foods to Stem Sugar Cravings We often hear the question “why do I crave sugar?”  (It’s usually me asking myself that question.) Most of us know the overwhelming feeling that accompanies the sudden craving for something sweet. These episodes usually call for chocolate, cake, ice cream, or candy. Before we even…

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Benefits of Chickpeas

Chickpeas, a healthy nutrient bomb

The health benefits of chickpeas and the many reasons why chickpeas are good for you should come as not surprise. For over 8,000 years chickpeas have appeared in cuisines spanning all cultures.  As a food, chickpeas or chick peas (Cicer arietinum) are ancient,  and they contain lots of proteins, minerals and trace elements. They are rich in B…

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How to cook chestnuts

How To Cook Chestnuts And Why They Are Healthy

You can not help singing about chestnuts over open fires during Christmastime.  If you weren’t singing before, we suspect you are now.  Sweet chestnuts also come to mind right now, because this healthy meal received the honor of Tree of the Year 2018 in Germany. Here, we take a closer look at the edible sweet…

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