Healthy meals don’t have to be expensive

Good Morning Utah

When money is tight and you’re feeling short on time, healthy eating might seem like an impossible task, but it shouldn’t be!  Harmons Dietitian Genevieve Daly joined Good Morning Utah with a few simple tips for the new year to keep your wallet thick, and your waistline slim.

1. Keep a running grocery list

2. Use coupons, Harmons ads, and take advantage of sales

3. Shop Dietitians Choice

Half the battle of shopping healthy on a budget is reading food labels. Skip this extra step by shopping off Dietitians Choice products. These items are hand-picked by Harmons Dietitians for being the healthier choice in their category.

4. Eat seasonally

5. Prep yourself

·Buying precut items and products in smaller containers might be more convenient, but will often times come at a cost. Instead, focus on purchasing foods in larger containers and divide them up at home.

Below is a Harmons Healthy Recipe you can try!

Chicken Berry Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Serves 4

1 pound skinless chicken breast, cooked 

1 bunch of kale, shredded 

16 ounces Harmons cranberry quinoa salad 

4 ounces baby carrots, thinly sliced 

15 ounces black beans, drained 

6 ounces blackberries, halved 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

Dressing:

6 oz plain Fage yogurt

½ red bell pepper, seeded 

2 ounces apple cider vinegar

2 ounces extra virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place kale on a baking sheet and lightly coat with olive oil and salt. Place on center rack of oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

While kale is cooking, in a small saucepan over medium heat, heat beans until warmed through.

Meanwhile, add all dressing ingredients to a blender. Blend on medium until well combined. Set aside.

Assembling your Buddha bowl:

Cover bottom of a salad bowl with a layer of quinoa salad. Spoon 4 ounces of beans on top of quinoa. Layer ¼ of kale mixture over beans. Place 4 ounces of sliced chicken on kale. Sprinkle ¼ of carrots and blackberries around chicken. Dress with one ounce of red bell pepper dressing.

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