Food for Thought

08 Sep 2016
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

You get healthy eating but your own meals are nothing to write home about. Reboot your routine with these recipe tips.



Even if you’ve mastered the art of a smart, workday lunch and can pick the most nutritious items on a restaurant menu like a pro, eating healthily at home can be a challenge.

When relaxing at home, it can be easy to over-indulge. Just remember that taking it easy should not mean going all-out on junk food. So, enjoy your downtime but keep your healthy-eating regime on track with these helpful tips.

Sweet Treats

Tickle your taste buds with these tricks that transform a kitchen staple like jarred or canned fruit into a tasty treat:

  • Brighten up bland yoghurt or frozen waffles with a serving of jarred fruit, such as sliced peaches or mandarin oranges.
  • Dip jarred pineapple chunks into melted chocolate and pop them into the freezer until hardened.
  • Top a serving of jarred, tropical fruit with coconut flakes for an island escape.

For more recipes you can enjoy at home, visit dolesunshine.com.

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Pineapple Parfait

Food

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar (660g) Dole Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 2 vanilla wafers, crushed

Method:

  • Measure 1/2 cup of drained fruit. Spoon the pineapple chunks into a dessert glass. Spoon the yoghurt over the pineapple. Sprinkle the crushed wafers on top.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Food

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup refrigerated cooked chicken breast strips
  • 2 Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup Dole Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 2 tsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp light Asian salad dressing

Method:

  • Divide the chicken equally inside two lettuce leaves, making two wraps.
  • Add 1/4 cup of Dole Mandarin Oranges and one teaspoon of slivered almonds into each wrap.
  • Serve the lettuce wraps with a light Asian salad dressing for dipping.


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