A bowl of easy and healthy

salad                                                                             

Our family is on a detoxing mode after the holidays. It is not dieting I am talking about and not skipping meals either. It is all about adding the right ingredients and removing the wrong ones from your daily diet. I eat though the day, trust me on this one. My big discovery to staying fit and lean: DO NOT SKIP MEALS, WATCH WHAT YOU EAT AND EAT SMALL PORTIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. MOVE AROUND AND WALK, WALK, WALK! THIS KEEPS YOUR METABOLISM ON HIGH. YOU EAT THROUGH THE DAY AND BURN ALL YOU EAT.

Our January plan:

1. My children have home cooked meals through the week and on the weekends we give them their fast food choices. We are limiting fast food to: once a week a happy meal. If you skip it, get more HAPPY..a happy treat like playing in a play area/park for longer or a movie date. Yay!!

2. We are including more fruits and veggies to our meals. So everyone eats a bowl of fruits for breakfast and bowl of salad with dinner.

3. Each member right up to our youngest have our own bottle of water and have to go through 2 refills minimum a day.

4. We have increased our intake of dried fruits and nuts. Our children love, love, love it! and so do we :)

Sneha’s super-easy tangy mixed salad recipe.

  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 1 to 2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a red thai chilly finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup capsicum (Green large pepper) chopped in fine squares
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
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  • A small bunch of fresh cilantro or coriander leaf finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 
Lime juice from 1 or 2 lime squeezed
  • Pinch of salt, brown sugar and pepper
 according to taste
  • A tinge of chilly sauce to add the kick

Simply mix everything together for a yummy flavorful salad !

Another version of the same kind of salad is

 super-easy tangy grated salad recipe.

  • 1/2 a red thai chilly finely sliced
  • A small bunch of fresh cilantro or coriander leaf, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Lime juice from 1 or 2 lime squeezed
  • Pinch of salt, brown sugar and pepper
 according to taste
  • 1 carrots grated fine using hand grater (thin long)
  • 1 cucumber grated fine (thin long)
  • 1 Raw mango grated fine (thin long)

    Simply mix everything together for a delightful tangy goodness !