3 Meals You Simply Must Try this Winter
Got the cold weather blues? Warm up with these 3 recipes:
Easy Peasy Pea Pasta
Feeling uninspired by the same old dinner routine? Try this pasta dish that’ll taste great but is still low in carbs and calories. Plus, it’s super easy to whip up after a long day at work.
1 ½ cup of fresh or frozen peas
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
½ cup of ricotta
Pinch of salt & pepper
Boil water and add the pasta (usually 5-7 minutes, but this could vary).
While the pasta is cooking, pulse 1 cup of peas in a food processor. (Don’t have a food processor? No problem! Use a blender or simply hand chop.) Combine it with the ricotta and lemon zest. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
Once the pasta is cooked al dente, save ½ cup of the water before draining the rest. Return the pasta to the pot.
Add the ricotta mixture and the remaining ½ cup of peas to the pasta water. Toss with the cooked pasta.
You can also add some grilled, free-range chicken for some added protein.
This gluten-free and keto friendly waffle is just as yummy as a traditional waffle and is all the craze lately. It’s super easy to whip up on a Saturday morning.
1 large egg
½ cup shredded mozzarella, plus a little extra for sprinkling directly on the iron
1 tablespoon of almond or coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Preheat your waffle iron. Combine ingredients then let the batter sit in the fridge for a few minutes so it can thicken.
Once the iron is hot, sprinkle some mozzarella directly onto the iron and let it melt a little before adding the chilled batter. Then, pour a scoop of batter onto the pan and top with a little more cheese (that’ll give it a nice crispy crust).
When steam is no longer coming from the sides, your chaffle should be done. Gently lift the lid, but if you experience resistance, keep it closed for another 30 seconds. Remove from the iron and let it cool a little.
Add a drizzle of Walden Farm’s Maple Syrup and enjoy!
Chili is the perfect comfort food that is high in protein and can be just as healthy as it is delicious. Try our HealthSmart Vegetable Chili, but don’t be afraid to make it your own.
While you can always opt for the convenience of a microwave, you can also throw the packet, water, and any other fresh ingredients of your choosing into a crockpot. Stir and cook on high.
While the packet comes packed full of delicious seasonings including a smokey spice flavor, you can also add your own. Some people have also added mushrooms, zucchini, and red pepper to the mix and served it with riced cauliflower.
Use multiple packets and increase the water amount accordingly for a larger batch the whole family can enjoy or store individual servings to pack for lunch throughout the week.
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- Nashua Nutrition