Monday, June 27, 2016

Take Your Lunches Up a Notch with a Healthy Asian Twist

It's time to rethink your lunches with the help of San-J, known for their premium gluten-free, Non-GMO Asian inspired cooking sauces.  You can get ready for spring clean eating, without having to sacrifice delicious flavor. 

Try these new gluten-free recipes created by clean-eating expert and author of "Eating Clean: The 21 Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body,” Amie Valpone. By using San-J’s line of gluten-free sauces, mix it up  with these salads and wraps for a healthy spring lunch or afternoon snack. From orange turmeric wild rice to sweet and tangy chicken wraps, your spring will be bursting with flavor. The health booster, Turmeric, has also never tasted this good! 

Orange Turmeric Wild Rice Salad

½ cup Wild rice
½ teaspoon Ground turmeric
4 Beets (large)
1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup Snap peas
1 Pineapple (small), peeled and diced
1 tablespoon Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons San-J Orange Sauce
1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
¼ Teaspoon Ground cayenne pepper or chili powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook the wild rice according to the package directions. Add the turmeric to the cooking water and mix well. Poke holes in the beets using a fork. Place the beets on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes then increase the heat to 400 degrees F and roast for another 25 minutes or until beets are tender.
Remove the beets from the oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Peel and dice each beet into ½ inch pieces.  In a large bowl, combine the cooked wild rice, beets, snap peas, pineapple, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Add the San-J Orange Sauce and cayenne pepper; toss to combine. Garnish with the sesame seeds and serve immediately. 

Another great use for your San-J Orange Sauce is to add a depth of flavor to any sauteed veggies. We have had a lot of veggies thanks to our summer CSA (thank you Johnson's Farm) so I decided to add some San-J Orange Sauce (our favorite) to the red chard I was doing a simple salute with. 

1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 bunch red chard
2 tablespoons San-J Orange Sauce

Heat a medium skillet with oil and add garlic. Once the garlic is fragrant, add your chard and saute for about 10 mins. Finally add the San-J Orange Sauce stir to combine and serve. 

*** No compensation was received for this post, we have been sent San-J products in the past to try. 

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