July 2023 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 72

July 2023 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 72


  • Chicken And Cherry Salad With Horseradish Dressing
  • Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark


  • For the Love of Organics: Cherries
  • Get Your Happy On with Beets & Greens Supplements
  • SIBO, the Common Gut Condition You Haven’t Heard About
  • Earth Watch

Chicken and Cherry Salad with Horseradish Dressing

This fresh and light chicken salad features a creamy horseradish dressing, sweet-tart cherries, and crunchy pecans, perfect for a quick meal on a warm summer evening!
1 1⁄2 pounds skinless, boneless organic chicken breasts
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand® Bulk Real Salt
  2-3 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1⁄2 cup + 1 tablespoon organic plain whole milk yogurt
6 tablespoons prepared horseradish (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 (5-ounce) container organic mixed salad greens
1 cup pitted and halved organic cherries, (sub ½ cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Unsweetened Red Tart Cherries if fresh isn’t available)
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Pecan Pieces

1. If your chicken breasts are on the thicker side, butterfly them for even cooking: Lay your hand flat on top of the breast and using a sharp knife, carefully slice through horizontally without cutting all the way through; open the breast to resemble a butterfly. Season each chicken breast all over with salt.

2. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to the skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken breasts, cooking in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding, and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to cook approximately 5 minutes more. Once the breasts are cooked through and nicely browned, remove from the skillet and place on a platter to rest.

3. Meanwhile, whisk the yogurt, horseradish, mustard, and apple cider vinegar together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Cut the cooked chicken breasts into slices.

5. Divide the salad greens, cherries, and pecans evenly among four plates. Top each plate with chicken slices and drizzle the dressing over the top just before serving.

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Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark

Perfect as a refreshing snack or light dessert, our frozen yogurt bark is packed with delicious and healthy ingredients and is so easy to whip up. After one try, you’ll always want a batch in your freezer!
1 (16-ounce) container organic plain whole milk Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 cups organic berries (blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries with stems removed and thinly sliced)
1⁄2 cup bite-size pieces organic fruit of your choice (melon, kiwi, pineapple, mango, peaches, plums, etc.)
3 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Fine Shredded Coconut

1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup and vanilla extract with the yogurt. Stir to combine.

3. Spread the yogurt mixture about 1/4-inch thick, as evenly as possible, over the parchment paper in a rectangle shape.

4. Place the berries and fruit pieces strategically on top.

5. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and place in the freezer for approximately 3 hours, or until the yogurt is frozen. Cut or break into approximately 16-20 pieces and serve.

6. Store leftover bark in the freezer in a sealed stasher bag or container with an airtight lid. Will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

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