Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bonus: Immune-Strengthening Recipe!

Yesterday, my blog focused on nutrients that strengthen your immune system. To apply what you read, try this vegetarian-friendly, easy, quick....yet still delicious meal.

Rice and Beans a la Immune Defense 
Number of Servings: 1

¾ cup whole-wheat rice, cooked
½ cup beans (black or pinto) - rinsed if canned
2 tsp oregano (dried or fresh)
2 small or ¼ cup tomatoes, fresh
4 basil leaves, fresh
1/8 cup shredded cheese, Italian blend (optional)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil (can also use canola oil)

1.    Place rice, beans, and oregano in a micro-wave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute.
2.    Remove bowl from microwave and add tomatoes, basil leaves. Heat for another 40  seconds.
3.    Remove bowl from microwave and generously drizzle with olive oil. Pair with baby carrots and an apple for an added antioxidant punch!

Be Extraordinary,


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