Today's recipes: Turkey & Sweet Potato Burgers, Cilantro-Black Bean-Quinoa Salad, Chocolate Dipped Clementines.
This month our health focus is on balancing blood sugar. One of the key ways to achieve this is to make sure we are consuming a balance of protein, complex carbs (fiber especially), and healthy fat at each meal and snack.
Lean meats like turkey and chicken are especially good. Adding in mashed, cooked sweet potato (or another vegetable) helps to stretch the meat AND provide additional nutrients! These burgers can be made in advance and then kept in the refrigerator up to 5 days or frozen for several months!
An easy way to ensure we are getting a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals is to eat the rainbow! The more colors you can get in each meal or throughout the day or week, the better you will feel! Not only is this salad full of color, it also contains black beans and quinoa two foods that are great at balancing blood sugar!
Finally, as a treat we enjoyed clementine slices dipped in melted dark chocolate! Feel free to use any in-season fruit for this one!
Our culinary skill lesson was how to easily cut a bell pepper! The video is below.