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March Nutrition – Spring is Here, and Here Are Your 2 Delicious and Nutritious Recipes

Here are your 2 simple, nutritious, and delicious recipes – one savory and one sweet, to celebrate the fresh spring produce.

Chicken, Mango, and Avocado Salad

For the savory dish, we have a yummy chicken, mango, and avocado salad. With mangoes available around the year in most places in the USA, it is a great way to use in salads for the tang, sweetness, and fiber content. Avocados and chicken are also staples in most households now. So cook up this simple, delicious, and nutritious dish for a wholesome lunch or dinner. This dish proves that salads are not boring, but delectable.

Ingredients:

  • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Chilli garlic sauce – 1/2 cup
  • Lime juice – 1/3 cup
  • Chicken – 4 cups – cooked and shredded
  • Mangoes – 2 medium – peeled and diced
  • Avocados – 2 – peeled and diced
  • Spring lettuce mix – 1 pack or 10 ounces

Method:

  • Bring a saucepan to heat and stir in the brown sugar and water. Pour into a medium-sized bowl once it is boiled and dissolved well.
  • Add the lime juice and chili garlic sauce. Stir the dressing well and keep it aside.
  • In another large bowl, add the shredded chicken, diced mangoes, and avocados.
  • Arrange the spring lettuce leaves on the serving plates. Add a few spoons of the chicken mixture and a little dressing over it.
  • You can also chop up the lettuce and add it to the chicken salad and mix in the dressing. Top it with some flax seeds, sesame, or nuts if you wish to.

Note: If you want to omit the brown sugar, substitute it with Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, or low-fat Greek yogurt.

This recipe serves 8.

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories – 295.6
  • Protein – 19.1 g
  • Carbohydrates – 19.8 g
  • Fat – 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g

Quick Strawberry Pie

With spring here, strawberries are making their way from the farms to the markets. Grab some fresh berries to make this delicious Strawberry Pie and relish a small serving daily for the next week. Make sure you burn your calories to not let the dessert add to your weight.

Ingredients:

  • 9-inch baked pie crust – 1 piece
  • Fresh strawberries – 1 quart
  • White sugar – 1 cup
  • Cornstarch – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Whipping cream – 1/2 cup

Method:

  • Arrange the strawberries close to each other in the baked pastry shell.
  • Mash the remaining strawberries and bring them to a boil in a saucepan along with the white sugar. Stir the pan frequently over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water. Pour this over the boiling strawberry mix. Stir constantly and let it boil on low heat for 10 minutes to thicken.
  • Pour this whole mixture over the berries in the pastry shell. Top it with other berries or nuts if you want to.
  • Chill for many hours or overnight.
  • Serve a small slice of the pie with a dollop of whipped cream.

Note:

  • Replace the white sugar with brown sugar or other healthier sweeteners like apple sauce,
  • Substitute cornstarch with arrowroot, wheat flour, or tapioca flour.
  • Substitute the whipping cream with healthier versions like Soy Milk and Olive Oil; Cottage Cheese or Tofu and Milk.

This recipe serves 8.

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories – 265
  • Protein – 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates – 41.9 g
  • Fat – 10.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g

Post Author: Admin