Created as part of our under-500 calorie menu, this salad is extremely easy to throw together and can be used with a variety of beans, herbs and vegetables. A quick note: the longer you allow the ingredients to marinate and blend together, the better it will taste. You can prepare the salad and then go about your chores or cook the rest of your meal. Serve it with grilled meats or vegetables, on tacos or alongside the Foil-Baked Flounder with Lemon, Herbs, Steamed Snap Beans and Quinoa.
Coriander is renowned for its anti-chelating properties. Heavy metals, like lead and mercury, bind to this powerful little herb and then the body is able to flush them out of your system. Super-hydrating watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. It has an alkalizing effect on the body, which is good for detoxing, and helps to flush the colon, kidneys, and liver. Dr. Ariel Policano writes that watermelon aids the liver in processing ammonia and converting it into urea so that it can be safely excreted from the body. The watermelon rind is an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin B6, and citrulline. Evidence in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (03/2011) suggests that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it an antioxidant effect, which reduces free-radical damage. Cucumber also contains citrulline and is an excellent food for hydration. While all that is good and healthy, I just love how light and refreshing this juice is — slightly herbal and slightly sweet.
Spice things up this barbecue season with adding masalas to your chicken recipe! The yogurt and turmeric result in a tender, succulent chicken and the yogurt in particular balances the spices in this dish.
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Chaat masala is a salty, tangy seasoning used in popular Indian snack foods. Sprinkling it on fruit and crudite also helps you eat healthy while adding a little kick to otherwise typical, humdrum fare.
Pan-fried masala green beans are eaten on India's East coast. Although fresh beans are used in Indian households, this recipe utilizes frozen whole green beans for a quick side dish that'll go great with curried chicken or fish.
One of the main healing properties of this recipe is the eggs. Each one contains 6 grams of protein, nine essential amino acids, and only 1.5 grams of saturated fat. They are rich in lutein, which helps prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, they improve the human lipid profile, thereby balancing cholesterol, and they contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
Oh, tacos. Toss some stuff in a tortilla and call it delicious. Traditionally, tacos are made with corn tortillas but my personal preference is flour. Either one will work with this recipe.
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