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Salad as a meal might seem better suited to scorching Summer nights, but don't let the gray and gloomy Winter weather dissuade you from tossing together a bowl of vibrant greens. Whether your resolution is to eat more vegetables, live healthier, or you're simply looking for quick and easy (read: weeknight-friendly) dinners in lieu of pricey takeout, the salad bowl is the way to go.
You might not be able to take back all the eggnog, Champagne, ham, and neighbors' cookies you ate during the holidays, but you can start making healthier, lighter choices in 2013 by trying out this menu with those thoughts in mind. Deprivation's not on our list of resolutions. We want you to get all the good stuff: fried chicken, barbecued beans, and even dessert. However, each of these recipes has a little secret — they're all better for you than their original counterparts.
Celery Root and Leek SoupModeled after potato and leek soup, the main starch in the soup is actually celery root; also, you won't find any cream acting as a thickening agent. Make the soup even lighter by garnishing it with a dollop of Greek yogurt instead of crème fraîche.
Mayo-Free Waldorf SaladIf you don't like mayonnaise or blue cheese, then you'll appreciate the fact that this updated Waldorf salad is free of those heavy ingredients, traditionally found in the original salad.
Keep on reading for the rest of the menu.
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When I'm on the go or out of town, I turn to trusty Starbucks to pick up my favorite bottled green juice: Evolution Fresh Sweet Greens and Lemon Juice. With that bottle of the slightly sweet, definitely green, and perfectly smooth stuff, I always feel like I'm doing my body good when I invest in a $6 bottle. The back of the bottle showcases the fruits and vegetables used, and on a recent day, I thought, "Hmm, I'd like to try that recipe out at home."
Upon closer look at the ingredients list, I was a little disappointed by the actual amount each bottle provides. While there is a sufficient amount of celery, apple, and parsley, other ingredients have oddly minimal amounts: 1/8 of a cucumber, 2/5 leaf of romaine lettuce, and 5 leaves of spinach? As an avid juicer, I felt a little ripped off.
I tried to stay as true as I could to the amounts listed on the back but did make a few tweaks so each ingredient makes a significant presence in the juice. (My grocer doesn't carry fresh sprouts or wheatgrass, so I didn't include those in the recipe, but that's not to say you shouldn't add them.) I was worried that with so many ingredients, the juice would take a long time to make, but start to finish, it took 15 minutes to chop the vegetables and process them through my Omega Masticating Juicer. Interestingly enough, the juice yields at least twice the amount of juice you'll find in the bottle, if not more.
When I bought the ingredients, I was curious to know if it would be cost-effective, compared to the Evolution juice. When I broke the price down based on the recipe I developed, the total amount of organic ingredients was $5.14, so not much less than the Evolution bottle. For the recipe, and a side-by-side taste comparison, read more.
- Don't forget the salt: While the instructions on the tub of oats might imply that salt is optional, quite frankly it's not. Your bowl of oatmeal shouldn't taste salty (unless, of course, you're trying a savory iteration, like the one below), but adding a hefty pinch will help enhance flavors whether nutty, sweet, or creamy. Just make sure to season to taste after it's done cooking; if you add it at the start, the oats will release less of their starch, and the resulting texture won't be as creamy.
- Skip instant oats: These flaky par-cooked fragments might simmer up quicker, but with a catch: the resulting bowl of oatmeal will be reminiscent of wallpaper paste. Instead, try rolled (old-fashioned) oats or steel-cut groats. Not only are these options more toothsome and robustly flavored, they'll stave off hunger longer.
- Swap out water for other liquids: Boost flavor by experimenting with other liquids. For a creamier bowl, try milk or nondairy alternatives like almond or soy milk. For zestier flavor, replace up to half of the water with juices like pomegranate or orange.
Since a 15-ounce can typically yields about 1-1/2 cups of cooked and drained beans, soak 3/4 cup of dried beans in water for eight hours or overnight, then boil the beans in a pot of fresh water until the beans are tender (25-45 minutes, depending on the bean). This should yield about the same amount of beans as the can.
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- Burger King introduces chicken nuggets — Delish
- Warm shrimp salad hearty enough to stand on its own — Tasting Table
- Subway's testing out a creamy Sriracha sauce — Foodbeast