Nicci Morris

Striking a balance…

In Food, Recipes on September 4, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Balance is at the center of my lifestyle. That, of course, includes my diet. I belive everything in moderation (even moderation) is the most enjoyable and healthful way to live and to eat. Eating a wide variety of foods, both raw and cooked in many different ways, keeps you satisfied. And when you are satisfied, you are less to overindulge or skip meals, both of which can lead to poor food choices and take a toll on your overall health.

As I outline in my cookbook (the release date is coming!), eating insanely delicious food and good health go hand in hand. There are times when you want to indulge, when you want to eat light, and when you want something that falls in the middle of the road. Striking a balance between these three will help you feel and look amazing, inside and out. It truly is a no-guilt way to live and to eat. I’ll show you how to enjoy all manners of deliciousness while keeping your curves and your wits about you along the way.

Here is one of my favorite recipes from the lighter section of my cookbook. It’s full of flavor and crunch and packed with nutrients and fiber. If you’re feeling adventurous or have other goodies on hand, you can add any combination of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds that you enjoy. I’ve also made it without the olive oil and the fat-free version is also delicious. I like to keep a bowl of this in my refrigerator at all times. You will be amazed at how just a small bowl of it curbs even the worst craving for sweets.

By Nicci Morris

By Nicci Morris

Sweet and Sour Broccoli Slaw

1 bag broccoli slaw (find it in the pre-washed salad section)

¾ cup dried, unsweetened cranberries

1 Granny smith apple, cored and cut into matchsticks

For the dressing:

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup vinegar (either rice wine or apple cider works well)

1 teaspoon of organic agave nectar

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. (Cut the apple just before adding the dressing to prevent it from browning.)

In a separate bowl or measuring cup, mix ingredients for dressing. Blend well with a whisk or fork. Pour over salad and toss well. Best if chilled for at least an hour before serving.


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