17 January 2017

Resolved to make a fresh start? Here’s what you need to eat


Help is at hand for festive-season fallout… these four meal suggestions let you go guilt-free without sacrificing taste (all while boosting your fruit and veg intake)

1. The best chopped salad

For a rainbow salad: toss together 3 sliced purple spring onions, 1 x 400 g can of lentils (drained), 50 g halved blueberries, 80 g chopped strawberries, 10 g basil, 100 g torn chevin, 170 g blanched and chopped asparagus, 2 t chopped parsley, ½ finely chopped garlic clove, olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing, a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2. Get up-and-go green smoothie

For a bursting-with-goodness smoothie that serves four, blend the following (adding more nut butter or lime juice as needed): 1 ripe banana, 2 peeled and halved kiwi fruit, ½ cup plain yoghurt, 1 ripe, peeled avo, 2 stoned dates, 1 T nut butter, 100 g baby spinach, a squeeze of lime juice. (Halve the ingredients if you’re making a smoothie for one – with seconds!) Or, save yourself the work and make Woolies' Easy to Juice range your new best friend.

3. Watermelon salsa

This deliciously refreshing salsa is perfect with seared salmon. Combine 2 cups cubed watermelon, 1 x 3 cm piece peeled and sliced ginger, 1 sliced red chilli, 1 t chopped coriander, 1 T rice wine vinegar, 2 segmented limes, 2 T lime juice and 2 t sesame oil. Set aside to infuse before serving.

4. New-Year green salad

Drizzle 2 T olive oil and ½ juiced lemon into a salad bowl, stir in 1 t Dijon mustard and season to taste. Add 40 g rocket and toss. Top with 2 ripe, halved and peeled avos, 2 sliced red chillies, 50 g chopped almonds, 80 g sugar snap peas and 80 g blanched peas. Garnish with microherbs. Add a touch more olive oil and check the seasoning.

Fill your fridge with Woolies’ freshest fruit and veg and earn Discovery Vitality pointsfor making better choices.


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