Healthy without hassle tips and recipe

2019 has started, the gyms are crowded and everyone is running for veggies again. Who doesn’t want to start this year with personal goals and improvements? The most common resolutions are going on more adventures, connecting with people, learning things, losing weight and first and formost: stop smoking. Not unlike our very own ‘healthy without hassle’ resolution? We want to eat and live healthy, but we don’t want to spend hours and hours prepping food. Easy, healthy, good food. Shouldn’t be too difficult right?

Add pineapple to your diet

Why? Pineapples are a tropical fruit, rich of vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. They help boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid indigestion. Also, despite their sweetness, pineapples are low in calories. You get an almost 130% vitamin C boost per portion of 150gr.

Eating a pineapple is a real treat, but preparing one can be a fight. Start this year’s healthy without hassle with just a simple twist: get yourself a Pineapple Slicer. This is the best way to cut a pineapple. Fast. Easy. Fun. Healthy. Delicious.

Add the avocado to your diet

Avocados are delicious fruits with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates. Their potential health benefits include improving digestion, decreasing risk of depression, and protection against cancer. Also they are basically the definition of healthy fats, which your body needs to stop you from craving unhealthy fats like chocolate and donuts. They are the perfect snack for during work, school, gym or social appointments

Steam your veggies

There’s no doubt: veggies are good for you. However, researchers point out that common cooking methods are wasting vital nutrients. A third of the vitamin C content vanished during boiling broccoli, steaming veggies turns out to be a way better option. Hardly any vitamins disappear.

Healthy without hassle recipe

Of course we will give you a little push in the right direction. You can start by making this incredibly good chicken, pineapple, avocado and rice salad by EatingWell.

Prep 30 min.

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled

2 cups brown rice

2 cups of fresh pineapple chunks

4 cups torn fresh spinach

5 tablespoon lime juice

5 teaspoons of canola oil

1 clove of garlic

1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

200 gr of chicken breast

½ teaspoon of ground ginger

(½ teaspoon of salt)

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, 2 tablespoons of oil, the garlic, crushed red pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Leave for a minute or 3.
  2. In a bowl, wash the rice in water. Drain the water and put the soaked rice in the Single Serve steamer. And 5 tablespoons of water. Cook the rice in the microwave for 6 minutes on high. Then add the chicken. Steam again on high for 3 minutes. Check if the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining oil, lime juice, ginger, salt and pepper. Chop half of the avocado. Gently stir chopped avocado into the mixture.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, pineapple, cooled chicken and avocado mixture. Serve over fresh spinach. Slice half of the avocado and place atop.

Enjoy