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Brunch Anytime Salad Meal

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Do you enjoy having brunch, at home or out with family or friends? For many of us, it’s a great time and way to eat – not too late for comforting breakfast foods, or too early for something a little more adventurous. And brunch meals of course can be as healthy as they are delicious, especially when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. Today’s example HumanaNatura Salad Meal shows you exactly how.

For today’s HumanaNatura sample meal, we begin by steaming a root base of diced white sweet potato and onion or shallot, along with a bit of crushed and finely chopped garlic and a dash of black pepper, for about four minutes in a covered saute pan (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming). When the potatoes are almost cooked, some broccoli florets, sliced red bell pepper, and baby spinach leaves are added and everything is covered and steamed for two more minutes.

Once this steaming is done, the pan is uncovered, any remaining water is drained, and a splash of olive oil is added. The veggie mix is then sautéed on medium-high heat for about two minutes, two whisked eggs are added, and a folded omelet is cooked to taste. While the omelet cooks, a generous salad of arugula or other greens, halved grape tomatoes, and julienne-cut cucumber is prepared and dressed on half of a dinner plate. The omelette is added on the other side of the plate, along with a bit of tomato salsa, and the entire meal is garnished with black pepper and finely-chopped parsley or cilantro and served immediately. Quick, delicious, and a reminder of how good and healthy brunch can be – anytime of the day or night.

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

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Pineapple Salmon Salad Meal

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With summer in full swing and warm weather the norm in much of the world, we thought we’d offer up a sample salad meal that is simple to make, a bit sweet and spicy, and of course extra-healthy. Overall, it shows how easy it is to combine different foods and make inviting meals, every day and in lots of ways, when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. As you will see, today’s meal is decidedly Pacific-themed, in that it includes Pacific salmon, Hawaiian pineapple, and Asian sauces. All in all, it’s a varied mix of foods and influences, but one that nevertheless produces a cohesive and inviting whole.

Our HumanaNatura meal begins with a piece of salmon that is pan-sautéed on medium-high heat for about four minutes on each side, along with a bit of olive oil, finely chopped garlic and shallot, black pepper, diced white potato, sliced red bell pepper, and julienne-cut baby carrots. Once the fish and veggie mix are cooked, they are allowed to cool for a couple of minutes and then plated to the side of a generous portion of seasonal greens, halved grape tomatoes, and diced cucumber and pineapple. The fish is then garnished with a bit of oyster and red chili sauces, and the meal overall is dressed with a light vinaigrette, black pepper, and finely chopped parsley. A quick, easy, delicious, and healthy way to eat during warm weather, or anytime.

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our free health programs and resources at Welcome.

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Chicken Fajita Salad Meal

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It’s summer now in much of the world, and we wanted to start off the new season with a fun and slightly unusual salad meal post. This meal is tempting in its own right, but it also shows how traditional cuisines can be naturalized and made far healthier, when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. In this case, our meal involves blending a traditional chicken fajita recipe with fresh veggies and seasonal greens to produce an extra-healthy meal that is delightful to prepare, behold, and eat.

Our HumanaNatura sample meal starts by marinating both sides of a thin or horizontally-halved chicken breast, refrigerated, for 1-8 hours in a covered glass or ceramic bowl. The marinade is made from a good squeeze of lime juice, a generous dash of olive oil, some chopped garlic and seeded jalapeno pepper, a good shake each of ground cumin and chilli powder, and a bit of chopped cilantro. When you are ready to cook the chicken, first thinly slice and set aside some yellow onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper.

Wipe most of the marinade from the chicken and sear the breast in a saute or frying pan on high heat for about 3 minutes on each side, using a bit of canola oil as needed and moving the chicken occasionally to prevent it from sticking. When the chicken is cooked, set it aside, covered. Next, saute the sliced onion and peppers in the same pan, on medium-high heat, for about four minutes or until tender, and then allow the veggie mix to cool slightly. As the cooked veggies cool, prepare and dress a generous salad of seasonal greens, halved grape tomatoes, and diced cucumber. Thinly slice the cooked chicken and place it to the side of the salad and then partially cover it with the cooked veggie mix. Finally, garnish the entire meal with chopped parsley and black pepper, and serve immediately. As the photo suggests, muy delicioso!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our free health programs and resources at Welcome.

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Egg & Potato Salad Meal

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As discussed in the Natural Eating section of our Personal Health Program, it’s possible to follow a vegetarian diet in the HumanaNatura approach, and notably without relying on unsustainable monoculture grains and beans. This form of eating can be more efficient, and not just more compassionate, than meat-rich diets overall, since vegetable foods are eaten directly, and eggs and dairy can be produced sustainably from foods that people cannot or often will not eat on their own. To help you explore the practice, we’ve provided an example of a delicious vegetarian meal made the HumanaNatura way and 100% following HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines.

For this HumanaNatura sample meal, we start by steaming a root base of diced white sweet potato and onion or shallot, along with a bit of crushed and finely chopped garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper, for about two minutes (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming). Then, a handful of well-chopped broccoli is added and two raw eggs, yolks broken, are layered onto the broccoli and potato mixture. Everything is steamed for another three or four minutes, some finely sliced red pepper is added with about a minute to go, and then this warm part of the meal allowed to cool slightly for a few minutes.

As the cooked egg, potato, and vegetables cool from hot to warm, a salad base of mixed garden greens is arranged on a dinner plate, and a veggie mix of halved grape tomatoes, diced cucumber, and diced orange is prepared. The cooked foods are then plated on one side of the base of greens, and the veggie mix on the other. The raw portion of the meal is dressed with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar, and the cooked side with a bit of soy sauce, a splash of sesame oil, and small zig-zags of oyster and chilli sauces. Lastly, the entire meal garnished with parsley and black pepper, and it’s then served promptly. Simple, easy, efficient, compassionate, sustainable…and delicious!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

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Shrimp & Spring Veggies Salad Meal

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In much of the world, spring and early spring vegetables are solidly with us. To mark and encourage awareness of this yearly change in regional foods, we prepared a meal made mostly of them – and also one that is about as healthy as a meal can be. While healthy and inviting meals are a natural part of eating the HumanaNatura way and following HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines, our use of low-in-the-marine-food-chain shrimp, along with generous leafy greens and fresh veggies, makes this Salad Meal both spring-timey and extra-healthy.

 

We start by steaming a root base of diced white sweet potato and onion or shallot, along with a bit of crushed and finely chopped garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper, for about three minutes (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming). Then, a handful of medium-sized raw, shelled (but tails-on), and deveined shrimp, along with some julienne-cut carrot and red pepper, and chopped baby broccoli, are placed on top of the root vegetables. Everything is steamed for another three or four minutes, and then this warm part of the meal allowed to cool slightly for a few minutes.

As the cooked shrimp and vegetables cool from hot to warm, a salad base of mixed greens is placed on one side of a dinner plate, and some halved grape tomatoes and diced cucumber are added. The cooked foods are then plated to the side of the greens. The raw portion of the meal is then dressed with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar, and the cooked side with a bit of soy sauce, a splash of sesame oil, and small zig-zags of oyster and chilli sauces. Lastly, the entire meal garnished with some dried berries, parsley, and black pepper, and served promptly. Simple, fresh, easy to make, amazingly healthy, and a celebration of spring!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

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HN’s April Health Challenge!

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It’s April, and whether this means spring or fall where you are, it’s a great time of the year to begin new things and challenge yourself to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in the weeks and months ahead.

If you are ready for a challenge that will help you to achieve all these things, and maybe more, HumanaNatura’s annual April Health Challenge and HN-100 Natural Fitness Program may be just right for you. HN-100 is a free, step-by-step health program that gets results and introduces you to all four of our lifelong natural health techniques.

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Our challenge? It’s for you (and maybe a friend) to begin HN-100 this month and see the program through to the end. As the name suggests, HumanaNatura’s HN-100 Program is a 100-day fitness plan that familiarizes you with our transformative natural health system in a structured and incremental way. You may find that HN-100 strikes a perfect balance of essential fitness guidance and gradual exploration of your unique long-term health potential.

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Endless Summer Salad Meal

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For fun or other reasons, sometimes we want or need to dine out. But restaurant meals are often among the least healthy foods we eat – frequently low in fiber and high in saturated fats, sugars, and salt – especially if we are health conscious in our at-home meals. Given this, it’s worth identifying at least one and ideally several restaurants and menu items in our area that allow us to eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines when we dine out. To underscore this idea, today’s example meal comes from a local bistro. As you will see, it scores high on the OurPlate rating scale, and is nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare.

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This sample HumanaNatura Salad Meal is remarkably simple and has many potential variations. It begins with a grilled chicken breast, which is allowed to cool for a few minutes if freshly cooked or warmed if previously cooked and refrigerated. The chicken is cut into bite-sized pieces and placed atop a salad base of spring greens, along with a few small cubes of feta cheese, diced apple, dried cranberry, and sliced avocado. It’s then dressed with a champagne vinaigrette, or just olive oil and white balsamic vinegar, and garnished with parsley and black pepper. Easy variations include using salmon instead of chicken, pear or another fruit instead of apple, and chopped dates or figs in lieu of cranberries. Were we making this at home, we might also garnish the salad and any of these variations with a small nut – shelled pistachios or pine nuts would be an awesome addition. In any case, a delicious, healthy, and satisfying meal, whether at or away from home.

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

Photo: Summerland Salad

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