Meatless Monday – 3 ingredient broccoli slaw

Happy Monday, it’s been a long while since I’ve posted a recipe here. 

Recently, during my food exploration, I visited Trader Joe’s and they were selling a 12 oz. bag of organic broccoli slaw for only $1.69.  In addition, my boyfriend and his friends visited Apple Festival at the Harbes Family Farm where he gave me Blondie apples, gala apples and honey crisp apples. Finally, I found leftover unopened pack of Dole Caesar Dressing Vinegrette from Caesar Salad Kit.  

With the three ingredients, one of each kind of apple was diced.  All of the broccoli slaw and apples are combined.  The dish was completed with the Caesar Dressing. 

It’s simple, quick way to utilize leftovers while using fresh healthy, organic ingredients. 

Meatless Monday – Sauteed Watercress & Bok Choy

Happy Monday!! I am starting off the week with another Meatless Monday recipe.  This recipe is right off the Sunday Game Plan list posted yesterday.

I was introduced to watercress and bok choy at a family style Chinese restaurant when I was a child.  The dish is usually served stir fried with garlic slices and oil.  Last weekend, I went to H Mart, which is Korean owned supermarket in Flushing, NY and saw that watercress and bok choy were on sale so I purchased two bunches of each.

Watercress (Nasturii herba) is considered one of the healing foods to consume.  Consumption of watercress can have the potential health benefits such as:

  • Serves as an anti-carcinogen.
  • Reverses DNA damage to white blood cells
  • Rich in Vitamin C, which fight off cancer and treat common colds
  • Calcium content helps maintain bone health
  • Rich in folate, which prevents birth defects, depression, stroke, cognitive decline
  • Rich in Vitamin A, which helps maintain ocular health found in beta carotene

Here is a three ingredient side dish, which is so easy to make ( <5 minutes):

Saute Watercress:

2 tablespoons of olive oil – 240 calories

2 tablespoons of minced garlic ~ 38 calories

2 bunches of watercress ~ 30 calories

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Bok Choy (Brassica campestris) aka white cabbage originated in China over 5000 years ago.  Consumption of Bok Choy has the following health benefits:

  • Rich in Vitamin C, which fight off cancer and treat common colds
  • Rich in Vitamin A, which helps maintain ocular health found in beta carotene
  • Contains fiber, which aids in digestion
  • Contains calcium and potassium with low sodium, which reduces blood pressure

Here is a three ingredient side dish, which is so easy to make in less than 10 minutes:

Saute Bok Choy:

1 tablespoon of olive oil – 120 calories

2 cloves sliced garlic  ~ 40 calories

3 heads of bok choy  ~ 330 calories

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Both vegetable dishes are low in calories and relatively healthy.  Stay tuned for the next post.