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Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Building strong bones isn’t just a matter of popping calcium supplements.  It’s important to eat a diet rich in many essential nutrients to build strong bones, including:  boron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silica, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin K, as well as B-complex vitamins like B9, B6, and B12. And, of course, it’s imperative to get essential bone-building exercise that involves impact, such as walking, jogging or rebounding (bouncing on a mini trampoline).

To help you build strong bones I developed the following recipe that can be used in place of Caesar salad dressing or as a delicious dip for crudités. It is packed with a large amount of calcium, as well as many other critical bone-building nutrients. To make the salad dressing use enough water to reach the desired consistency.  To make the recipe into a dip simply use less water to keep a thicker consistency.  This delicious recipe takes only minutes to prepare and can easily be adapted to suit your flavor preferences. It’s delicious with a teaspoon of cumin added or throw in a handful of roasted red peppers. Alternatively, add some chopped fresh herbs from your garden:  basil, chives, or cilantro work especially well but you can use whatever you have on hand.


Bone-Building Salad Dressing

½ cup raw tahini (mashed sesame seeds found in most health food stores or Lebanese or Middle Eastern markets)
2 fresh lemons, juiced (fresh lemon juice allows your body to absorb more of the calcium in this dressing)
1 clove fresh garlic
1-2 Tbsp cold-pressed flax oil
pure water (as needed to obtain the desired consistency)

Blend all the ingredients together, adding water until you obtain the desired consistency. Use more water for a salad dressing, less for a vegetable dip.  Toss with salad greens or serve alongside chopped carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, or other vegetable crudites.  Serves 2 to 4.

Adapted with permission from Healing Recipes by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP. Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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2:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014


12:27AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

2:09PM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Mm, yum

12:25PM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:34PM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Forwarded, thanks for sharing

9:51AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Thank you.

7:30AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Thank you :)

10:10PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

thanks for sharing the healthy recipe

9:44PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

sounds yummy

4:34PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014


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