Recap of the Recipes of The Month for September- November
Did you miss September, October, or November recipe of the month? This blog is for you as below there is a recap of these three months.
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Recipe of the Month: September
Roma tomato, micro greens, and corn
This recipe is one which ticks all the boxes to make a complete meal. Starting with the quality whole grains your body is provided by selecting Corn Thins®. As a source of prebiotic fibre Corn Thins® slices keep the good bacteria in your gut healthy which ultimately leads to a healthy body. Did you know that around 90% of your serotonin (happy hormone) is made in your gut? By feeding your gut with prebiotic fibre you are ensuring a good mood too.
Pork selected from the deli is a good choice for a lean protein. With animal-based haem iron needed for an optimal immune system as well as ensuring you have good energy levels as iron is needed to transport oxygen around your body. Protein found in pork helps make and repair all the cells in your body as well as adding an additional fullness factor to this meal.
Tomatoes add an array of health benefits from fibre to antioxidants like lycopene. Lycopene helps to keep your heart and prostate (for the gentlemen) healthy as well as reducing your risk of certain cancers. Corn which is not processed is a vegetable and like the processed whole grains in Corn Thins® slices provides lutein and zeaxanthin. These are carotenoids which help to keep your eyes healthy and may prevent macular degeneration.
Microgreens are small but give a mighty nutrition punch. This includes providing your body with potassium needed for healthy blood pressure, magnesium which regulates your muscle contractions and phosphorous needed to keep your bones and teeth strong. They are also a good source of vitamin A needed for optimal immune function and folate required for normal DNA synthesis and repair. This is a recipe to add to your week which will satisfy your taste buds and leave your body buzzing with feelings of health.
Recipe of the Month: October
Smashed pea, feta, and mint
The warmer weather is truly here, and this recipe is a light sensation for your taste buds to match the season. The whole grain containing Corn Thins® slices provide a great gluten free choice with more fibre than the refined grain rice cakes available on the market. You may not know that Corn Thins®slices also help look after your teeth with their cariostatic effect which neutralise acids produced by bacteria and form a protective coating on your teeth. In addition to this recent research has shown a direct link of whole grains ability to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.
Peas are a great way to increase the amount of vitamin A in your diet which helps to support optimal immune function as well as keeps your eyes working at their best. Peas also add fibre which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Feta adds protein which is essential to build and repair every cell in your body. Protein also helps to keep the munchies away for longer. Mint adds lightness to this meal and on top of this its own antioxidants. Antioxidants are needed to help fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. Overall, this meal is a stay performer for your health as it contains whole grains, protein, and vegetables.
Recipe of the Month: November
Avocado and Kimchi
A classic combination which will keep your gut happy and healthy. Corn Thins® slices are a healthy part of any diet as a source of whole grains. The grain contains both soluble fibre which feeds your good bacteria the food it needs to stay alive and healthy. This in turn keeps your body healthy as having more good bacteria is linked to many health outcomes including improved immune function, metabolism, and mental health to name just three benefits. Corn Thins® slices also contain insoluble fibre which will help prevent constipation. Both fibres will keep you feeling fuller for longer and this can help you to maintain a healthy weight.
Kimchi or fermented vegetables are a source of probiotics. It is recommended to include two forms of probiotic type foods a day to help keep the ratio and variety of good bacteria in your gut in your health’s favour. Kimchi is also a good source of vitamin K which helps to keep your bones strong and plays a role in normal blood clotting. It is also a source of folate which helps your body to repair and make new DNA.
Avocado is a source of healthy monounsaturated fat. This fat supports the health of your heart by keeping your ratio of cholesterol in healthy levels. Avocado is also a good source of vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant to fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. Avocado also adds more vitamin K as well as potassium which helps to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level. Also, vitamins B5 and B6 which help make energy from the food which you eat. This recipe of the month is simple and simply perfect.