Food for Thought

08 Sep 2016
POSTED BY Y Magazine

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.

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Pineapple Parfait


Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1


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


  • 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


Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1


  • 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


  • 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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