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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions: Pineapple Peanut Salad

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Pineapple Peanut Salad
My current endeavour is to let go of excess baggage from life…..
I am working on inculcating good eating habits, regular meal times and regular sleep times
I am reworking my exercise schedule to include comprehensive workouts through the week…. Gym, Cardio, Yoga and Deep Breathing, Dance
I overhauled my wardrobe and donated lot of stuff that I had not touched for few years and I ditched a lot of stuff that I had not touched for many years!!!
I have cleaned all my mailboxes and junked uncountable files and folders that languished on the hard drives for ages.
I am also going to reflect in order to let go of any grudges that I may have cradled over the years in my mind’s storage space.
I believe this exercise will release lot of cache memory for me to explore newer things in life! And I am looking forward to it!!

There is this one significant component in excess baggage that all of us are glad to let go but for many of us, it wouldn’t just leave……. It’s called Kilograms!  Over the years, this unit of measurement has made me realise that 

“power of compounding” is not limited to mutual fund SIPs!! The only difference is that your money grows if you regularly save and invest. Whereas in many cases, weight and resulting health issues grow if you DON’T regularly invest in a healthy lifestyle!
So keeping in mind the age old mantra: Eat healthy and stay fit; I created a simple mid-day salad snack mixing and matching ingredients, loaded with taste, fibre and a power dose of proteins and Vitamin C.
So here’s presenting you a yummy snack of Peanut and Pineapple Salad…..
To get going, you will need
3 cups of fresh pineapple cubes
1 cup shredded carrot
½ cup roasted salted peanuts
1 tbsp Pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp fresh squeezed juice of Mandarin orange
In a large salad mixing bowl, add pineapple, carrot, peanuts, pomegranate, olive oil and pepper. Mix well and add honey and orange juice. Toss the salad well and garnish with chopped cilantro. And your salad is ready to serve.
No need to add Salt, we are using salted peanuts.
It’s super yummy and very healthy! I have been experimenting and creating a variety of salads lately with unique combinations of ingredients….. a mix and match of Olives, mushroom, avocado, grilled chicken, hardboiled egg, a variety of fruits, fresh herbs, some drool worthy low fat dressings, smoked prawns, and the works. Will be bringing you many more yummy salad secrets in the days to come…
Are you tempted to try your version of a power packed salad snack and dig in? Yeah… do it!! And as you always do, don’t forget to tell me your yummy story J
Keep watching this space….. I am going to be back here real soon with more Yummy Expressions…. Ciao!!

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