If you’ve been celebrating too much Mardis Gras like I have, a fresh lively smoothie like this one if a perfect start to the day. Rich in vitamin A and C, a nice dose of fiber and a good hit of protein and calcium too.
- 1 cup diced melon
- several scrapes of zest from one orange
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup greek 0% yogurt
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- Place everything into the blender and whizz away!
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This dish contains 372 calories, 14g fat (5g sat fat), 41g protein, 20g carbs, 32% vitamin C, 26% calcium and 14g iron.
Read on for the recipe:
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It’s important to eat well during the day to keep your concentration up and energy going. Available snack alternatives are often calorie and fat laden, and not healthy- and not to mention expensive.
One Small Change: Healthy Snacking at Work
Take a few minutes at the beginning of the week to create a SNACK PACK ASSORTMENT. Measure out 100 calorie baggies of nuts, place cut veggies into containers along with healthy dips, divvy up greek yogurt into serving containers along with some healthy add ins, hard boil a few eggs, and pick up some fresh fruit. Making grab and go portions will save you time and prevent you from over snacking- creating your own packaging will save money too.
Rotate your snacks each week so you don’t get bored. Switch up the veggies, try new dips and alternate fruits.
By the way- you don’t have to go to work at an office to benefit from this practice. Even if you work at home- or you have kids studying after school- by making this one small change of having healthy snacks that are easy and pre portioned will keep you healthy and happy.
I’m always looking for innovative ways to eat my veggies, and the simpler the better. I adapted this warm carrot salad recipe from Gwenyth Paltrow’s fantastic cookbook: It’s All Good. I absolutely adore Gwenyth and Julia Turshen’s approach to healthy simple and delicious foods, which is right in line with my philosophy here at A Healthy Hunger.
To make a good thing even better, I used pre shredded carrots from the market, the ones I usually toss into my salad bowl. It took mere minutes to turn that boring bag of carrots into this warm, heavenly scented and delicious salad.
Carrots are packed with Beta-carotene, which your body converts to Vitamin A- a powerful antioxidant. A diet that has sufficient vitamin A has shown to keep cancers, such as lung cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer, at bay. Seniors who consume adequate levels of dietary vitamin A also have shown to have 40% less macular degeneration- one of the larger causes of blindness in advance age.
You may eat your carrots cooked or raw. Cooking carrots does make the beta-carotene more available, and therefore more absorbable, especially when combined with fats. The light steaming in this recipe is perfect, bringing out the natural sweetness in the carrots while still maintaining a bit of crunch.
You can find more recipes like this one each week on our menus.
I hope you enjoy it!
Looking for something fresh to put into your lunch box? Try this power packed Quinoa Chopped Salad.
Around here I make up a batch or two of grain based loaded cold salads each week. Making it easy to reach into the fridge and grab a healthy snack at any time. By adding a few key ingredients a salad can become a powerhouse meal.
Quinoa is an ancient grain that is a powerhouse of protein, antioxidants and fiber. It takes to dressing beautifully and holds up well as a salad, and it quicker cooking that most whole grains. Adding in a chopped apple and dried cranberries is a good way to get some fruit into your diet while brightening up a savory dish. Continue Reading