Beans ~

Beans ~

Got Beans?

Beans tend to be hard, heavy, rough, dry and cooling through the lens of Ayurveda. They are best suited for balancing pitta and kapha, however they are very hard to digest for vata and/or those new to incorporating beans into their diet.

Vata: Best to eat in soup due to the added moisture and warmth.

If you choose to use dry beans vs pre-cooked canned beans you must pre-soak overnight and cook for a minimum of 1 hour.

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What is Kitchari?

What is Kitchari?

So, what’s kitchari and what does it have to do with Ayurveda and, more importantly, you?


Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that’s known to assist in detoxing the body and balancing all three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. Kitchari provides awesome nutrients while cleansing the toxins out of the body. It’s a great way to cleanse the body and soul in a gentle way.

Kitchari is made with mung beans, Basmati rice, seasonal vegetables, ghee and spices. The mung beans are known for their ability to remove toxins, specifically pesticides and insecticides, from the body. Mung beans are also a great source of protein and provide a source of good carbohydrates and fiber. It’s also a great dish for those having digestive problems and recovering from illness. There’s many versions of Kitchari out there from simple to more elaborate.

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to order your bag today – we ship anywhere!

One bag of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC kitchari makes 6 servings!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”


Summer, Sunshine and Tomato’s!

Summer, Sunshine and Tomato’s!


Healthy Hummus

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

‘Healthy Hummus’¬†–

Hummus has its roots¬†in¬†the Middle East as ‘Hummus bi tahini.’ Hummus typically is made by combining¬†cooked, pureed chickpeas (a legume) with tahini (sesame) paste, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Other legumes* can be used in place of¬†chickpeas, such as soybeans, black-eyed peas and black beans.¬†Low-fat yogurt can be used instead of sesame paste.

* Legumes – “a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils ‚ÄĒ are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. Legumes¬†also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. A good source of protein, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.” ¬†(Source:¬†

Hummus is a source of healthy protein, carbohydrate, oil and fiber. **

** Keep in mind, even healthy foods require portion control for healthy weight! ** 

(1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons hummus = approx. 100 calories **)

Hummus: A Healthy Snack, Condiment, or Meal. Enjoy hummus as a dip with healthy vegetables such as carrots, peppers, celery, cucumbers, or squash. Make a healthy sandwich using hummus in place of mayonnaise. Add hummus to a salad for as a healthy protein.

Homemade Hummus and Other Healthy Recipes can be found in Cooking Light¬†–

For nutritional recommendations, consult a physician, chiropractor, nutritionist or dietitian.¬†Diane Dube, RD, LDN.¬†¬†Terri Smith, RD, LDN, CDE who has worked at the North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart & Wellness. Sue Miller, RD, LDN¬†at http://www.Metrowest¬†Melinda Vaturro, RN, LDN private practice in Stoneham and Tewksbury.¬†To Contact Addison Gilbert Hospital’s dietitians and diabetes educators –¬†–services/health-services/weight-management/weight-management-overview.

Join me for a lecture this Tuesday. April 21st at Dube Nutrition. 2 First Avenue, Centennial Park, Peabody MA. 6:30 pm Р8 pm. For Details/To Register: Email Diane Р

Stay tuned for upcoming¬†nutritional information from Licensed¬†Dietician and Diabetes Educator, Terri Smith, MA, RD,¬†CDE, from North Shore Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Join me for a lecture this Tuesday. April 21st at Dube Nutrition. 2 First Avenue, Centennial Park, Peabody MA. 6:30 pm Р8 pm. For Details/To Register: Email Diane Р

Happy, Healthy Meal Planning!   ~ Karen

PS. Be sure not to confuse¬†‘Hummus,’¬†with ‘Humus’¬†– the dark, organic material that forms in soil when plant and animal matter decays. When plants drop leaves, twigs, and other material to the ground, it piles up. This material is called leaf litter.

~ ‘Humus, good for the soil. Hummus, good for the soul.’ ~ ¬†¬†ūüėČ


~ Enjoy a Happy & Healthy Weekend,    Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness‚ĄĘ ¬†Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit¬†¬†Find us on Facebook –¬†


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