There's more to healthy nutrition than meets the eye – proper nutrition comes down to the right serving size, eating foods naturally rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, the right amount of protein and keeping your sugar and sodium in-take in check.
In honor of March's National Nutrition Month, arm yourself with the right knowledge and recipes for life (not just the month).
I've included several healthy and easy recipes below, created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa,, Anthony Stewart.
All of the recipes below contain zero salt!
QUINOA AND CARROT SALAD
created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Anthony Stewart.
Serves 4 to 6
- ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons orange juice (or more, if desired)
- ½ seedless cucumber, chopped (optional)
Bring quinoa and 1-1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Reduce heat to low, and cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Fluff with a fork. Let cool.
In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, carrots, garlic, and onion.
Add oregano, mint, and orange juice.
Add cucumber, if desired.
Toss to combine.
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