With New Years resolutions past, some kept others…well you know the drill. Healthy eating is one you can keep. This month I was keen to show you my jicama and apple cider vinegar recipes to help you on your way!
It goes beyond weight loss – its just plain good for you.
You can indulge and still eat healthy, it just depends on what you pick up at the store.
That is where the decisions are made, just go armed with knowledge and some good recipes that don’t make you feel deprived. I always look for ingredients that i want to try and use for all aspects of a menu.
First up on my list is Jicama, pronounced (Hee-cama).
This is an ingredient I classify as a mixed media contender, both sweet and savory options can be conjured up with this wonderful tuber. It’s roots stem from the Mexican Peninsula.
Light in calories but heavy in vitamin packed power. This is one of those “negative calorie foods”.
Vitamin C, immune boosting, anti-inflammatory properties helps get us through those colder times. High fiber makes it a great fat flushing choice and low calories means you can fill up on a little more of this crisp snack.
Top that off with Potassium, magnesium, Iron, and B6. Need I say more.
We have a great fruit salad mixed with chopped Jicama that will make you feel refreshed, playing along with other fruit powerhouses. This fruit salad is sure to please.
Served with Chicken or Fish, the flavor balance is incredible.
Sneaking some great ingredients into a tuna melt is a great way to cover a lot of food groups in a sandwich. The use of Jicama in this recipe gives a crunch that you normally get from celery.
My next ingredient is Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider vinegar is essentially fermented apple cider and this recipes below is one of my fave apple cider vinegar recipes.
This wonder tonic has the same health benefits as eating apples yet the fermenting process creates good bacteria. These bacteria work wonders for people with digestive issues and it’s been touted as a great weight loss aide.
The magical apple properties make it a good choice for the antioxidant properties and really it tastes great as an extra ingredient in marinades, mixed with water and honey as a tonic and my favorite a great addition to a salad dressing.
Make sure when you are purchasing that the apple cider vinegar is raw, unpasteurized.
As far as apple cider vinegar recipes go, this is another really yummy one and a great salad to have as a meal with your choice of meat or with a great thick slice of home baked bread.
Each ingredient brings out the flavor of the next.
It’s easy to add ingredients to benefit your health, you just need to think about where you can sneak them in. You don’t need to just wake up one morning and only eat salads.
You would feel deprived in 2 days and looking for other things to much on.
Start slow, play around with different recipes using these ones as a base and see what you come up with.
Bottom line enjoy what you eat, it makes eating healthy a lot easier.
We’d love to hear how you get on with these in the comments below please…..
Do you have any great Jicama or Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes? If so we’d love to know them!
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