No cooking skills needed for this salad- just microwave and toss together! Having easy go-to ingredients like Central Market "cheat" microwaveable grain blends make healthy eating effortless.
1 packet Central Market Microwaveable Grains Lentil/Barley Blend
1 apple, cubed
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1.5 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Microwave grains according to package direction. Let cool and place in a bowl. Add all the following ingredients and toss to combine. Pair with grilled chicken or have over greens for a light lunch! Serving size is 1 cup.
It's time for the hustle and bustle of back to school, but healthy eating should not be ignored. For those of you who were asking, this is the recipe I had the honor of presenting last week on SA Live! These whole wheat pitas are a cinch to throw together for your kiddos. Make it fun with our Greek yogurt ranch dip and pack with other goodies such as raisins, apple sauce, clementines, or cherry tomatoes!
1 whole wheat pita, cut into quarters
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1/2 cup matchstick carrots
2-3 oz turkey breast
3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp ranch seasoning (we used Simply Organic)
Arrange pitas with 1 slice turkey breast, 1 tbsp matchstick carrots, and 3-4 cucumber slices. To prepare ranch dip, mix together yogurt and seasoning. To pack lunch, arrange 2 pita quarters and 1/4 cup ranch dip in an airtight container. This recipe can easily be enjoyed as an adult too!
Tip: Healthy eating starts at home and at an early age. Have your child help you in the kitchen and make healthy eating a fun activity!
This salad is insanely fresh and vibrant using all my seasonal summer favorites. Pair with light fish or a lovely steak to get those veggies in your day.
3 cups arugula
1 fresh corn on the cob, cut fresh off the cob
1/2 small avocado, cubed
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp queso fresco
1 tbsp pepitas
1 small tomato, chopped (we used a yellow one)
Arrange all ingredients above on a salad plate. Blend ingredients below in a blender or Magic Bullet until smooth.
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp basil, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
Dash of salt and pepper
Drizzle 1-2 tbsp dressing on salad and top with fresh cracked pepper.