Chinese New Year officially begins today (January 28th) and to celebrate we wanted to show you some Chinese or Asian inspired meals that are not only tasty, but super healthy too. Here are some of the best Asian influenced recipes to get you started.
Healing Asian Soup with Ginger is made with mushrooms, spinach leaves and fresh ginger. Ginger is a powerful antibacterial agent and antioxidant with various healing properties that have been proven by various medical studies to be especially beneficial against heart attacks and strokes. Spinach is a good source of protein, iron and vitamins and minerals that have numerous health benefits including cancer and diabetes prevention, lowered blood pressure and healthy skin and hair. Get the full recipe here.
Asian Avocado – A mix of avocado, ginger, garlic and soy sauce, this makes for a healthy appetiser idea. Avocado is packed full of heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber that can promote heart health and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Avocado is a powerhouse of nutrients and even contains more potassium than bananas! Along with being rich in fiber, studies show that people who eat avocados tend to be healthier and were half as likely to have metabolic syndrome – that can be a major risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. Enjoy with these Asian flavours for avocado with a difference. Get the full recipe here.
Asian Cabbage Broccoli Slaw – This is a medley of cabbage, broccoli, ginger and soy sauce. Broccoli is a good source of dietary fiber, along with Vitamins B6, C, E and Folate amongst others. Cabbage is also an excellent source of Vitamin B6, C, K along with copper, manganese, iron and selenium. Get the full recipe here.
Black Bean Penne with Tofu, Green Beans and Sesame Seeds – Tofu is a good source of protein, along with containing all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron, calcium, manganese, selenium and phosphorus. Green beans are an excellent source of fiber, and a good way to get Vitamins A, C, K, B6 and Folic Acid. Black Beans found in Black Bean Penne Pasta from Really Healthy Pasta™ are a good source of fiber and potassium, Vitamin B6, while also being rich in phytonutrients. Sesame seeds are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and organic compounds consisting of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, protein, and tryptophan. Get the full recipe here.
Red Rainbow Pad Thai – This is a medley of julienned carrots, pepper, red cabbage, zucchini, onions, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, garlic, almond butter, tamari, ginger and sesame oil. Filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein, this Pad Thai dish is a deliciously light way to enjoy the fresh taste of vegetables without missing out on that authentic Asian taste. Get the full recipe here.