|Published:||Aug 22, 2013 9:39 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 22, 2013 10:04 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Summer is drawing to a close, and that means families are getting back to the daily routine, including work, school, and activities. Today Kimberly Barber with Weight Watchers came to show us how you can get back on track.
Fall Back Into Healthy Routines for You and Your Family
• Chicken Chutney Sandwich
• Moroccan Chicken & Couscous
• Grecian Baked Potato
• Shrimp Cobb Salad
Now that summer fun is over, families are preparing to get back to the daily routine, which includes
work, school and activities. This can mean less time to make healthy meals that are good for you and
your family. Today, we're going to talk to you about how you can get back on track this season by
showing you a few healthy recipes that each only take five minutes to prepare!
Chicken Chutney Sandwich:
Spread 2 tablespoons of chutney onto two slices of whole-grain bread. Top with 3 ounces of pre-cooked
chicken breast and red lettuce.
Moroccan Chicken & Couscous:
Add boiling water to 1/3 cup of whole-wheat couscous and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon
raisins or dried cranberries, a little ground cumin and 2 ounces of diced chicken breast. Sprinkle with 1
tablespoon of diced almonds
Talking Point: Healthy meals are just one part of healthy routines. Getting active and taking a walk after
dinner with the kids is a great way to show that shutting off the TV and getting outside is a good thing!
Use the cooler fall weather to get outside and enjoy being more active.
Grecian Baked Potato
Puncture a scrubbed baking or sweet potato with a fork; place on waxed paper and microwave for 5
minutes. Meanwhile, mix together 1 tablespoon each crumbled feta cheese and low-fat plain yogurt,
some finely chopped fresh spinach and 1 teaspoon of butter. Spoon onto cooked potato.
Last, here's one of the easiest foods to prepare: a salad. Cobb salads are great because they pack on
some many foods and textures and our lighter version is just as tasty and is filled with protein.
Shrimp Cobb Salad
Top fresh greens with 3 ounces of precooked shrimp, 1 slivered hard-boiled egg white, 1 tablespoon
of blue cheese, 1/4 cup of diced avocado, and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of low-fat