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Recipe: Lentil Chili…Yum!

I made this last night, and it was delicious! It’s healthy, rich in thiocyanate, and perfect for cold winter evenings

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Kale Chips: The New Potato Chips

For those of you with salty cravings (like me), this is one of the best snacks that you don’t have to feel guilty about later. Bye potato chips, hello kale!

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Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans

This is one of my favorite potato salad recipes. The pesto adds a nice unexpected flavor….a surprise for your tastebuds!

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Roasted Beets—Yum!

As you are well aware, Beets are one of the foods rich in thiocyanate, a protein that helps prevents cells from clumping together. Beets aren’t my favorite thing to eat, but this recipe has me going back for seconds.

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Microwaved Steamed Veggies

Besides making the veggies mush, overcooking can leach out all the nutrients, flavor, and health benefits of the vegetables, and leave you with soggy veggies. Check out this recipe for crispy and steamed vegetables.

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Recipe: Black Eyed Peas

Learn more about black eyed peas (not the singers), and how nutritious and delicious this legume is to your sickle cell diet.

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Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin & Lentil Salad

I chose this recipe because of the Lentils and Squash, which are high in thiocyanate and great for sickle cell patients. I usually substitute regular lettuce or spinach instead of the arugula, just because spinach is my go-to green leafy veggie.

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How to Increase your Hemoglobin

One of the first things that patients with sickle cell want to know is how they can increase  their hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells that binds and easily transfers oxygen all over the body. SC warriors have less red blood cells; which means we

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Cuban Style Yucca

I had to go searching for a good Yucca recipe since it’s one of the foods rich in thiocyanate, and it’s easier to get in the US than African yam. Here is the recipe I did last night from AllRecipes. Ingredients: 2 pounds yucca, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/2 teaspoon

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Recipe: Swiss Chard and Sweet Potatoes

A new green leafy vegetable that will have you craving more!

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Recipe: Curried Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Lentils, sweet potatoes and swiss chard are on the list of foods that people with sickle cell should love. Here is my favorite lentils recipe from the New York Times. It’s not too spicy, but you can limit the jalepenos if you wish. If you don’t have swiss chard, you

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SC Diet Tip: Love Foods High in Antioxidants

One of the readers on the SCW Facebook page recently got me thinking about foods rich in anti-oxidants and how they can help with sickle cell. In a normal body, there are free radicals (excess oxygen ions from the energy process), that are not naturally excreted from the body. These

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Tosin’s Green Leafy Vegetable Stir Fry

Here is my go to recipe for green leafy veggies.

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Recipe: Beets, Apple, Carrot Juice

Beets and carrots are great for preventing sickling of cells. Here is another recipe to try, juice the veggies with some apples. Yum!

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Guinea Pepper and Nutmeg Reduces Sickling

Here are a couple more condiments to add to your spice cupboard that can reduce cell sickling.

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