March is National Nutrition Month and we want to help you eat healthy and feel great. Celebrate with us and enjoy these fun, simple and delicious recipes by Thinco.
Here’s to a month of eating right and feeling amazing – happy eating and healthy living!
Recipe # 1: Cool Lentil and Cucumber Salad
This simple, Greek inspired salad is a nutritious and healthy lunch that’s perfect for the Thinco Thin Up Phase.
- 80 grams of lentils, cooked & drained
- 3 cups of cucumbers, chopped into ½ inch pieces
- 2 cloves of smashed garlic
- 2 bay leafs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
How to Make Cold Lentil and Cucumber Salad:
Cook the lentils in boiling water with the smashed garlic and bay leaf. Cover the ingredients in water (about two inches) then bring to a high heat boil. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
Drain water and remove bay leaves and garlic from lentils. Put the lentils in the refrigerator and let them get cold.
Chop the cucumbers and lightly season to taste.
Combine cold lentils and cucumber into bowl and toss. Season to taste. Optionally, add a squirt of lemon, a dash of chopped mint or some minced garlic to the salad.
Recipe # 2: Baked Lemon Chicken Breasts
A filling, hot entree that’s good for any time of the day. Pair them with your favorite Thinco approved vegetables for a complete meal.
- 100 grams of skinless chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Baked Lemon Chicken Breasts:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook chicken breast(s) in a pan on your stovetop for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Mix together lemon juice, garlic and Italian seasoning in a bowl. If needed, add a teaspoon of water.
Put the chicken in the baking dish. Pour lemon sauce over the chicken.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked through. Optionally, spoon additional sauce onto the chicken while cooking, or add fresh rosemary as a garnish.