During the frenzy of the holidays, we tend to put healthy meals on hold, but here’s a delicious recipe we’ve adapted from Prevention magazine that can help out. We love that it is made in a slow cooker, so dinner is ready when you rush through the door, exhausted after a marathon shopping day!
This recipe is great as a vegetable side dish and can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. Bok choy is a bright green member of the cabbage family and is widely used in Asian cooking. It adds a nice flavor and crunch to any recipe. Bok choy is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as folate and calcium. It is also rich in polyphenols – antioxidant phytochemicals.
As temperatures cool, warm up with some tasty lentil soup. Lentils are a staple of Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. What I love about most soups is that you can vary the ingredients and amounts to suit your own taste. This lentil soup also freezes very well.
The term “coleslaw” is an Anglicization of the Dutch term “koolsla,” which is short for “koolsalade”, or cabbage salad. This Thai version has a great blend of flavors and textures – tangy, slightly sweet, crispy, and crunchy – and is a beautiful mix of colors. Serve it as a side dish or throw in some leftover chicken for a main salad course.