Nielsen-Massey Products – Helps Healthy Eating “Blossom” in 2016

Trying to “shape–up” this year?   Here are some suggestions that may help Splash Magazine Worldwide readers reach their goals. Watch for more recipes from various sources as the year proceeds.

  

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Note: According to USA.gov, nearly half of the top thirteen New Year’s resolutions each year are geared toward implementing a healthier lifestyle. One step towards a healthier routine in 2016 is making more meals at home, and promoting better eating habits by controlling ingredients and portion sizes. Using these recipes from Nielsen-Massey, at-home chefs can use Orange Blossom Water to add zest to many unexciting foods:

 

· Fresh Fruit: Healthy fruit is an excellent option for those

 with a sweet tooth. Made with succulent pineapple and

 crunchy apples, Orange Blossom Fruit Salad is a nutritious

 choice that still carries the desired sweetness without the

 calories.

  

Fresh Summer Salsa and what you need

· Nutritious Veggies: Orange Blossom Water adds an

 infusion of flavor to vegetables that makes even the toughest

 critic happy. For a fun combination to brighten a cold winter

 day, try Fresh Summer Salsa with whole grain tortilla chips.

 Indulge in a flurry of flavor without the guilt!

  

Fresh Summer Salsa

· Tender Chicken: Chicken is a lean protein option,

 making it an excellent choice for healthier eating. Upgrade a

 plain chicken breast by following the recipe for Orange

 Blossom Chicken. Blanketed with seasonings and simmered

 with vegetables, this hearty meal is sure to be a crowd-

 pleaser. Be sure to include the Orange Blossom Water

 Mediterranean Couscous, recipe below, as a tasty side dish.

 

  

Mediterranean Cous Cous with Orange Blossom Water

Orange Blossom Water Mediterranean Couscous

 

1 cup water

1 cup spicy tomato juice

1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey

 Orange Blossom Water

 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar

 Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

 3/4 teaspoon salt

 1 (10-ounce) box original couscous

 

To a large sauce pan, add water, tomato juice, orange blossom water, vanilla extract and salt; stir to combine. Bring to a rolling boil, stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat; let stand for 4½ minutes. Immediately, add cooked couscous to a large bowl and fluff with a fork; pour Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing over couscous and stir to coat. Set aside to cool.

 

Mediterranean Cous Cous

Add tomatoes, olives, walnuts, feta, bell pepper, onions and basil. Stir to combine and serve. This is a great make-ahead recipe and can be served chilled.

 2 dozen grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise 

 1 (6-ounce) jar pitted Kalamata olives, sliced in half lengthwise

 1 cup walnut halves

 1 (6-ounce) chunk feta cheese, coarsely chopped

 1 small orange bell pepper, chopped

 3 green onions, thinly sliced

 10 large fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

 1 recipe Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing

 

Yield About 12 Cups. For Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing recipe, visit NielsenMassey

Orange Blossom Water is:

 

Neilsen-Massey Orange Blossom, 2 oz

Produced by distilling the blossoms of the bitter orange

 tree, Citrus Aurantium, Orange Blossom Water adds

 distinct flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. Used

 frequently in Arabic, Indian and Turkish cuisine, this

 refreshing aromatic water complements chocolate,

 vanilla, almond, lemon and other citrus flavors.

 

Recipes for every occasion can be found at the NielsenMassey recipes

Photos: Courtesy of  Nielsen-Massey

 

 

 

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