Kale & Romaine Salad

Kale & Romaine salad

Kale & Romaine Salad

  • Servings: 6 - 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Since I have started going to the gym I’ve also started looking at healthy alternatives for meal time and when I consider this I come up with Salad. Now most times salad can be rather boring and pedestrian because of the lack of tasty ingredients however this time around I made sure to use ingredients that I like but are still healthy for you.

Here’s how we do this one.

Shopping list:

  • 4 cups rough chopped Kale
  • 4 cups rough chopped Romaine
  • 1 Large Green Pepper cut into strips
  • 6 Radishes – sliced
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes – halved
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups shredded Carrot
  • 3/4 cup dried Cranberries
  • Pea greens
  • Low calorie Salad dressing of your choice 

Putting it all together:

  1. In a large bowl combine the Romaine and Kale.
  2. Arrange the remaining ingredients finishing with the Pea Greens on top
  3. Enjoy

There you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond.”

Until next time……..

                            Bon Appetit

Curried Vegetable Couscous with Ham

Curried Vegetable Couscous with Ham

Curried Vegetable Couscous with Ham

  • Servings: 4 - 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Healthy eating does not have to consist of boring and tasteless food items it can be as tasty as you want it to be…. all you need is a little imagination and the right seasonings.

I decided on this recipe mainly because I had some Couscous in the cupboard that I needed to use and the Curry because Couscous on it’s own is tasteless and bland. As for the ham???   I like ham however you can use anything else you wish or leave it out for a healthy vegetarian dish.

Here’s how we do this one.

Shopping list:

  • 1 1/2 cups Couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups Sodium reduced Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups diced Ham
  • 2 cups frozen mixed Vegetables
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Putting it all together:

  1. In a medium stock pot combine the chicken stock, curry, turmeric and butter and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix in the couscous, cover and let stand off the heat for 10 minutes.
  3. While the couscous is standing heat the vegetables in a separate pot of water.
  4. Combine the couscous, vegetables, salt and pepper mixing well. Adjust the seasonings.
  5. Plate and top with the diced ham.
  6. Enjoy.

Cooks note: You can heat the diced ham or leave it cold.

There you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond.”

Until next time…….

                           Bon Appetit