It can be hard when you get into the second month of trying to uphold your New Year resolution. Once January is over, New Year’s Eve seems like a distant memory and people start reaching for the chips, ice cream, and convenience meals. But, we’re here to stop you! At NetCost Market, we wanted to give you some scrumptious yet healthy meals that will encourage you to keep your healthy eating promise alive. To help you out, all of our recipes use ingredients that are currently part of our Weekly Specials, so you can save money in the process!
This recipe uses vitamin-rich smoked salmon, fiber-packed bulgur wheat, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to make a quick and easy salad that’s perfect for when you find yourself thinking about ordering takeout. Right now, smoked salmon is on offer as part of our weekly specials, so it’s time for you to take advantage!
Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat – medium grain, 1 ½ sweet apples – diced, ½ cup red onion – sliced, ½ cup chopped pecans, 4 oz. smoked salmon – sliced to 1-inch pieces, 2 celery sticks – sliced, 3 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. grated lemon zest, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, salt, pepper.
Chicken breast is a favorite for people looking to stick to their health routine and for good reason! It’s packed with high-quality protein and is very lean when the skin is removed. This also makes it the meat of choice for people looking to add muscle mass. Right now, skinless chicken breasts are part of our amazing Weekly Specials here at NetCost Market, so it’s a good time to get your fill of this fantastically diverse meat!
Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts, ½ lb. potatoes – diced, 1 bunch asparagus – trimmed, salt, pepper, 1 tsp. honey, ¼ cup olive oil, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, lemon slices (using the rest of the lemon), 2 cloves garlic – minced, 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, ¼ tsp. ground cumin, fresh cilantro with stems – finely chopped.
Carrots are extremely healthy. They’re a great source of vitamins A, B6, and beta carotene, as well as being packed full of fiber. But, so often these vitamin-packed super roots are simply boiled or added to recipes as an afterthought, but they deserve better! This recipe spices up your carrots (literally), and as we currently have yellow carrots on offer at NetCost Market, there’s no better time to do so!
Ingredients: 12 oz carrots with tops on, 2 tsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. ground cumin, ½ tsp. paprika, ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp. salt, 3 tbsp. sour cream, 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice, ¼ cup unsalted pistachios – chopped, 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro.
If you think your New Year resolution is under threat from microwave meals and takeouts, try some of our delicious light and healthy meals to get you over those hump days! Our Weekly Specials are happening right now, so there’s no time to lose, get yourself down to NetCost Market and see what we have to offer!