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  • Dec 18, 2018

    Christmas tends to be the favorite season of the year, from the sparkling light decoration, pine-green Christmas trees, dedicated-wrapped gifts, to hand-written Christmas cards and heartwarming family gatherings. It’s a season filled with love and joy.

    While on holiday we tend to give into all our guilty pleasures, but there is a lot of room for balance. Consider adding superfood packed recipes to your Christmas dinner, so you can eat well and stay healthy.

    Side Dish

    Quinoa Broccoli Salad

    Ingredients

    1 cup Healthworks Quinoa
    2 cups water
    1 cup broccoli
    3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    Fresh Seeds from 1 pomegranate
    Handful of Healthworks pumpkin seeds
    Handful of mint leaves, chopped
    Handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped
    4 ripe tomatoes, diced into cubes
    1 spring onion, sliced
    4 tbsp Healthworks Coconut Oil
    3 tbsp lemon juice

    Instructions

     

    1. Combine 1/2 cup Healthworks Quinoa with 2 cup of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender (about 15 minutes)
    2. Cut the broccoli into small bit-size, light boiled them for 4 minutes or until tender, left to cool
    3. In a small frying pan lightly toast the pumpkin seeds until they are slightly crunchy, remove from the pan and set to cool
    4. In a large bowl, stir all the ingredients, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, toss together until everything is combined. Enjoy

     

    Entrees

    Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes

    Ingredients

    2 lb ripe plum tomatoes, stem ends trimmed, cut into thin wedges
    ½ medium onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
    2 strips orange zest, cut into thin slivers
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    ⅓ cup pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    Freshly ground pepper
    1¼ pounds salmon fillet, skin removed, cut into 4 portions

    Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 400°F
      2. Combine onion, orange zest, tomatoes, onion and garlic in a large roasting pan with a drizzle of oil. Place pan in the oven, keep stirring occasionally. Let it bake for about 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown on the edges, then remove the pan from the oven
      3. Increase the oven temperature to 450°F, add olives and rosemary, season with salt and pepper
      4. Place salmon pieces in the pan, roast for 10-15 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque in the center. Enjoy!

      Dessert

      5 ingredients Chia Cookies

      3/4 cup dates

      3 tbsp Healthworks Chia seeds

      2 tbsp Healthworks Cacao powder

      1/3 cup whole raw almonds

      1/4 tsp vanilla extract

       

      Instructions

      1. In a blender or food processor, blend the dates until a paste is formed
      2. Add whole almond, Cacao Powder, Chia Seeds and vanilla extract, blend until everything is combined
      3. Scoop the mixture and place as small round chunks onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate. Enjoy!

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