2020 has arrived! This week I'm here to help you stick to your food and fitness New Year's Resolutions. Preparing meals at home is a huge part of maintaining a balanced diet. I know busy schedules and long work days can tempt you into eating out a lot. However, cooking your own food is better for your health and your wallet! I'm going to share three WW approved dishes that are perfect for mid day lunch breaks at work or school.
The first dish that I'm going to share is my Curried Lentil Soup. Seasoned with curry powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon, this soup has an amazing aroma that is sure to have your co-workers asking to share the recipe. This hearty soup will keep you full for the rest of your work day. You can double the ingredients and make a huge batch of it for the entire week. If you want to save the soup for later, then store it in pint sized containers and freeze it until you get a curry craving.
The next dish I'm going to share with you is my Winter Greens Salad with Apples and Almonds. This detox salad is filled with kale and sliced brussel sprouts. I love these veggies because they're rich in fiber and antioxidants that improve digestion and promote a healthy immune system. The dressing, made with dijon mustard and honey, gives the salad a tangy, flavorful kick. I top it off with chopped almonds or pumpkin seeds. Not only does it add a crunchy texture to the dish, it also gives the salad some healthy fats that are great in moderating your cholesterol levels.
The last dish that I'll share with y'all is my Stewed Chicken Kapama. If you prefer to have a more protein packed lunch, then this recipe is for you! It normally takes at least an hour to make this traditional greek dish. To cut down on time, you'll be preparing this in a pressure cooker. Within twenty minutes, the chicken breasts will get so tender, you'll be able to shred them apart with just two forks. The cinnamon in this recipe gives it a flavor that is deliciously distinct from other stewed chicken dishes. You can eat this dish by itself or over rice.
To get started on a WW journey today and access to more recipes like this, visit ww.com.
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.