Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League–trained, double-board-certified physician, masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with Eastern thought and a mind-body approach. In this piece, Dr. Shah shares one of her favorite recipes for healthy meals during a busy week. To learn more, check out her mindbodygreen course: The 7-Day Gut Reset: How to Get Your Digestion Back on Track in Just One Week.
As a doctor and busy mom of two, I'm always trying to find incredibly easy, healthy solutions for dinner. But Pinterest dinners always seem overwhelming and complicated—or they end up tasting nothing like the beautiful picture suggests. I need something that's nutritious but dummy-proof.
Enter grainless garlic naan.
This recipe is super simple, literally mouthwatering, and has a secret healthy ingredient: tapioca. I've been exploring tapioca flour as a binding ingredient for all kinds of healthy gluten-free breads and baking after seeing it mentioned on a cooking blog a few months ago. Tapioca flour is made from a sweet-potato-like vegetable and can be used as binding for gluten-free, Paleo, or vegan foods.
Plus, the garlic, chili powder, and turmeric in this recipe add antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to your meal. It's a hit with my kids, who love pairing it with vegetable gravy. And best of all, it takes less than 15 minutes to make, beginning to end.