Recipes

Healthy Snack – Vegetable sticks with tomato salsa dip

For many people, weight gain has been attributed to poor snacking habits. Processed food snacks such as potato chips and cookies often lead to excess salt, sugar, fat and calorie intake. Make the switch to a healthier snack with this simple recipe – Vegetable sticks with a tomato salsa dip for a healthy nutrition boost today!

Ingredients:

Vegetable Sticks:

• 200g carrots, peeled, cleaned and cut into 8cm sticks

• 200g cucumber, cored, cleaned and cut into 8cm sticks

Tomato Salsa Dip:

• 3 large ripe tomatoes

• 3 tablespoon of chopped onion

• 2 small clove of chopped garlic

• 2 chilli (chopped)

• ½ cup of cilantro

• 2 tablespoon of lime juice

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil

• Pinch of salt

• Pinch of pepper

Tomato Salsa Dip Preparation

1. Cut tomatoes into halves and remove the stem.

2. Mix diced tomato, chopped onion, garlic, chilli, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper for taste.

3. Refrigerate tomato salsa for at least 30 minutes (for better flavour) before serving.

Food image with courtesy from Yoffielife.com

Superfood Snack – Acai Bowl Recipe

Enjoy this nutritious and antioxidant bowl simply at home with this recipe!

Acai BowlServe 2

 

Ingredients

Acai smoothie base:

  • 100g frozen acai berry
  • 1/2 cup  Apple juice
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup  frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup  frozen blueberries

 

Toppings:

(Below are suggested toppings for one Acai bowl. Feel free to add any of  your favourite toppings and add to your desired quantity.)

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 Cup Homemade granola
  • Fresh fruit sliced thinly: such as fresh strawberries, raspberries and banana
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon yukiko
Instructions
  1. Add the frozen acai berry, apple juice, banana, strawberries, and blueberries to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
  2. Decorate the bowl with all your favourite toppings and enjoy immediately!

Chicken Spinach Salad with Pomegranate

Nutritious lunch ideas with only 20 minutes preparation times!

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS

For chicken:

· 2 Chicken breasts

· A pinch of salt

· A pinch of pepper

· 2 tsp olive oil

For salad:

· A pinch of salt

· A pinch of pepper

· 1 Tbsp olive oil

· 1 Tbsp lemon juice

· 4 cups spinach

· ½ cup pomegranate

Preparation

For chicken:

1. Pre-heat pan with medium heat.

2. Add olive oil.

3. Coat chicken breast with salt and pepper

4. Cook chicken breast for 10-15minutes, until the chicken no longer pink.

5. Cut into strips after cool for 5 minutes.

For salad:

1. Mix spinach, chicken and pomegranate into a salad bowl.

2. Add olive oil and lemon juice.

3. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Ready to serve!