Eat For Your Health: Black Lentil, Roasted Carrots and Green Harissa

This year, inspired by my international travels, I decided to make a somewhat traditional dish with a global twist.  While the black lentils and roasted carrots are absolutely delicious, for me the rising star is the Harissa sauce!  

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22 Days Nutrition

While I'm generally a fan of batch cooking (cook once, eat 3 times or more) to ease meal prep, I wanted to take a moment to mention a company my once carnivorous parents actually turned me on to: a meal delivery service called 22 Days Nutrition.  My parents raved about the meals and how much more energy they had after eating them.  They also both lost a substantial amount of weight despite always feeling satiated after eating. Most of all they loved the convenience.

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Eat for Your Health: Brown Rice for Breakfast

I was disappointed I couldn't find oatmeal, as this was my breakfast staple last month in Malaysia, but I figured this month I would branch out and do as the Asians do: eat rice for breakfast!These brown rice porridge recipes are simple, quick and you can make so many different variations!  

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Eat For Your Health: Sweet Potato Coconut Mash (V, GF)

This side dish has quickly become one of my favorites.  It is super simple and absolutely delicious.   Sweet potatoes, a naturally sweet vegetable, are packed with Vitamin A and antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties and can help with blood sugar regulation, even in people with Type 2 Diabetes.  It is a much healthier alternative to your average white potato.  

This particular recipe was adapted from The Blue Zone Solution by Dan Buttoner.  I topped mine with unsweetened Dang toasted coconut chips to add a little crunch and extra coconut flavor, but this is obviously optional.  

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