While we all know that eating more veggies is good for our health, finding fresh ways to incorporate it in our meals isn’t easy. That is why the Swedish appliance brand Electrolux is here to share some creative and flavorful ways to add more greens to your diet.
Grow and glow with Green Smoothies
Green smoothies are ideal for breakfast as blended vegetables retain more of their fiber content, making you feel full for longer.
Kickstart your day with Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie, packed with lots of greens, and fruit to help balance that “green taste”. First, core and slice the apple and pear. Combine the romaine lettuce with the cold, filtered water and begin processing on low. Next, add the apple and pear slices, celery, fresh spinach, and banana. Lastly, add the juice of the lemon, ice, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Enjoy your pasta days the healthier way by swapping your traditional noodles with veggie noodles. Try this Raw Vegan Creamy Zoodle recipe – start by soaking 1 cup of the dry roasted peanuts in water for 30 mins then drain it and bring it to a blend until creamy with coconut milk and extra-virgin olive oil. Season it with Himalayan rock salt and ground black pepper to taste.
Then with a spiralizer, shred your zucchini into noodles (you can also use sweet potato, carrot or cucumber). Chop up the remaining dry roasted peanuts. Toss your zoodles into a large bowl and dress it with the sauce. Add cherry tomatoes, top it off with the chopped peanuts, then stir it all together. You can refrigerate it until ready to serve or you can enjoy it immediately!
Bring in the Indian twist
From cauliflower rice to cauliflower crust pizzas, this versatile and palatable produce seems to have no limit to its culinary potential. Another way to enjoy this powerhouse vegetable is to use it in a curry – bring an Indian flavor to your table this Cauliflower Mushroom Curry.
For the masala, sauté the medium slices of onions, tomato, garlic, and the ginger for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool and take it in a blender and add salt, granulated sugar, and chili powder. Blend until it reaches its paste-like consistency. For the curry, sauté the remaining onion. Once cooked, add mushroom and cauliflower and sauté for 10mins. Add the sauce and simmer for 10-15 mins until the curry reaches the desired consistency.
Macaroni salad is a typical deli side dish served in potlucks, picnics and other get togethers. Give it a healthier twist by dishing up a Vegan Macaroni Salad.
For the dressing, whisk together the vegan mayo and unsweetened almond milk, dill pickle, pickle juice, fresh dill, lemon juice, granulated sugar, yellow mustard, sriracha, sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use. Then in a large bowl, combine cooled elbow macaroni with the dressing. Add the broccoli florets, carrot, celery, scallion, red bell pepper, and smoked tofu, and stir well. For best flavor, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until chilled, before serving. Serve and enjoy!
Healthy meals start with fresh ingredients and to help keep your produce fresh, Electrolux has also recently launched its latest line of NutriFresh™ refrigerators.The new Electrolux NutriFresh™ Inverter French Door Refrigerator with FlexFresh (EHE6879A-BPH) has a feature that allows you to go from chilling meat and fish to cooking them in minutes, along with other features to keep food fresh.
To keep meat and fish fresh many people resort to deep freezing but this Electrolux refrigerator comes with the UltraChill setting at -2°C which keeps items very cold but not frozen. This helps to preserve the texture of your food for longer and reduces the need to defrost.
Different food types require unique storage conditions to stay fresh. This refrigerator comes with the FlexFresh drawer, an optimal storage compartment with five temperature settings (-23°C to +7°C), that enables you to store a wide array of food – from deli meats to seafood – at the right temperature to help them stay fresh. It also comes with the TasteLock Crisper with AutoHumidity Control, which automatically adjusts humidity levels depending on the contents of the drawer and releases excess moisture from the compartment to help keep fruits and vegetables fresh for up to 7 days.
A TwinTech Cooling System cools the fridge and freezer compartments separately, so food stays fresher and odors don’t mix.
Another refrigerator designed to keep produce fresh for up to 7 days is the Electrolux NutriFresh™ Inverter Top Freezer Refrigerator (ETB5400B-A-RPH). It comes with the TasteLock Crisper with NutriPlus™ filter, which creates a humid environment with optimal Vitamin C levels to lock in nutrients for longer, keeping your fruit and vegetables bursting with vitamins. It also has 360 Cooling which cools each individual shelf to maintain a stable temperature throughout the entire fridge. It not just prolongs your food’s freshness but also makes it tastier.
For keeping your meat and fish delicious, it has an enclosed Chill Room shelf that maintains an optimal temperature in prime condition for longer. This refrigerator also comes with TasteGuard that eliminates 99.8% of bacteria for a cleaner, more hygienic fridge, and free from unwanted odor.
To get the full recipes of these dishes, download the Electrolux Life app on the App Store or Google Play store and click the ‘Recipe Finder Powered by SideChef’ within the app to access thousands of global recipes from SideChef’s database.
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