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Easy Recipes During the Hot Summer!

Posted by Jen W on Jul 7, 2017 3:45:37 PM

The hotter months can leave you extra exhausted from it being so DARN HOT! Stay focused on eating healthy with these easy recipes.

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advertising. Our mission is to help you eat and cook the healthiest way for optimal health."

For an in depth nutritional breakdown of the Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad, click here. --> The World's Healthiest Foods

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad

 

Prep and Cook time: 10 minutes

Calories: 386

Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups napa cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 TBS minced ginger
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed
  • 2 TBS chopped cilantro
  • 4 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or cut into 1″ cubes

Preparation:

Toss all ingredients together and serve.


For an in depth nutritional breakdown of the Spicy Healthy Sautéed Tofu, click here. --> The World's Healthiest Foods

This is a wonderful meat-free addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating that only contains 164 calories! Enjoy!

Spicy Healthy Sautéed Tofu

Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBS dried arame or hijiki sea vegetables*
  • 12 oz firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallion
  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 2 TBS mirin rice wine
  • pinch of red chili flakes to taste
  • salt and white pepper to taste
    Directions:
  1. Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in 1/2 cup water until soft (about 15 minutes). Slice, removing the stem. Retain mushroom soaking water.
  2. Place tofu on paper towels to drain some of the moisture while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Rinse and soak sea vegetables in warm water while preparing rest of ingredients. Squeeze out excess water before adding.
  4. Add the mushroom water to a 10-inch stainless steel skillet and bring to a boil. Add ginger, sea vegetables, mushrooms, scallion, mirin, and tofu, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Serves 4

 

Enjoy & let us know if you try these recipes out!

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