Mango and prawn rice noodle salad

Check out our quick and easy noodle salad recipe with fresh king prawns, sweet and juicy mango and crunchy veggies. This super bright salad is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes – an easy midweek meal for the family

Mango and prawn rice noodle salad

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients
  

  • rice noodles 150g
  • mango ½ ripe sliced
  • cucumber ¼ deseeded and chopped (see notes below)
  • pak choi 1 shredded
  • carrot ½ shredded
  • sugar snap peas a handful shredded
  • radishes a handful thinly sliced
  • cooked peeled king prawns 220g
  • cashews a handful toasted and chopped
  • coriander a handful chopped
  • DRESSING
  • limes 3 juiced
  • fish sauce 1½ tbsp
  • soft light brown sugar 1 tbsp
  • dried chilli flakes ½ tsp
  • garlic ½ a clove crushed

Instructions
 

  • Cook the noodles following pack instructions, then drain and run under cold water until completely cold. Drain again well.
  • Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a bowl, then add the mango, cucumber, pak choi, carrot, sugar snap peas, radishes, prawns and the cooked noodles. Toss really well, then serve sprinkled with the cashews and coriander.

Notes

Adapted from livemagazine.com

Prawn aguachile salad

Check out our quick and easy prawn aguachile salad recipe. Aguachile’ means ‘chilli water’ in Spanish, referring to the fiery dressing. Traditionally, raw prawns would be used but we’ve used cooked here to cut down on time

Prawn aguachile salad

Ingredients
  

  • green chillies 2 deseeded and roughly chopped
  • coriander a small bunch stalks roughly chopped and leaves torn
  • limes 2 zested and juiced
  • caster sugar 1 tsp
  • ready-cooked prawns 180g
  • red onion 1 thinly sliced
  • avocado 1 diced
  • radishes a handful quartered
  • cucumber ¼ diced
  • Little Gem lettuces 2 cut into chunky pieces
  • tortilla chips a handful crushed, to serve

Instructions
 

  • Put the green chillies, coriander stalks, lime zest and juice, the sugar, a pinch of salt and 50ml of water into a small blender and whizz until smooth. Put the prawns and red onion into a large bowl, pour over the dressing and leave to marinate for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the avocado, radishes, cucumber, lettuce and coriander leaves, and toss again. Divide between 4 plates then sprinkle over a few crushed tortilla chips.

Notes

Adapted from livemagazine.com

Best App

Isagenix Wins Award for App That Helps Customers Reach Wellness Goals

Isagenix International has received a top industry honor for its IsaLife™ mobile app, launched last year to help engage and retain customers and independent distributors. The Direct Selling Association recognized the global health and wellness company with one of its 2019 DSA Awards. Isagenix won in the Innovation in Mobile Technology category.

Launched in February 2018, the free IsaLife app offers several benefits:

  • Independent distributors can help new customers enroll anytime, anywhere.
  • An intuitive ordering interface simplifies the ordering process, driving more purchases and increasing long-term engagement with users.
  • The app coaches customers through their product experience and helps them track progress so they can reach their wellness goals.

IsaLife quickly proved popular. In its first 24 hours of release, it exceeded projected downloads by nearly 10,000, and there were tens of thousands of downloads in its first week. From its launch through May 2019, there have been 399,615 downloads, 10.3 million sessions, and 107.6 million screen views.

The app has also proved a success in terms of retaining new members, who are customers that pay an annual membership fee to save 25% off the retail price of products. Customer retention is 29% higher in month two and 31% higher in month three for new members who use the app than for new members who don’t.

“We’re honored to receive DSA’s award for Innovation in Mobile Technology, as we invested considerable time, thought, and care into creating an app that offers an exceptional digital experience for our valued customers and independent distributors,” said Isagenix Chief Information Officer Jon Robinson. “IsaLife’s impressive functionality and features make it easy for distributors to enroll new customers and for customers to discover and order products as well as connect with each other to receive encouragement and support. IsaLife is a significant milestone in our company’s digital evolution.”

The app’s features include:

  • Goal tracking: Customers can set goals, take progress photos, track their weight, and view product education videos.
  • Fitness tracking: Users can sync their Fitbit® and Apple Watch® wearable wrist devices* to track burned calories and physical activity. They can also manually track calories burned.
  • Nutrition and meal tracking: Customers can track what they eat using a large database of foods, including popular restaurant meals and all Isagenix products.
  • Order management: Users can shop, discover, and order Isagenix products with just a few clicks.
  • Coaching community: Independent distributors can connect with their enrolling sponsors as well as anyone they themselves have enrolled to share and receive tips, support, recipes, and more.

Isagenix partnered with business and technology consulting firm Neudesic to build the app. Groundwork, planning, and preparation, including a gap analysis, took more than four months to complete. It then took more than a year to build, test, and release the app for iPhone and Android. There have been three additional phases and 11 app updates since launch.

In addition to winning the Innovation in Mobile Technology award, Isagenix was named one of DSA’s 2019 Top 20 member companies. This is the sixth consecutive year Isagenix has received the honor. The Top 20 and 2019 DSA Awards were presented June 4 at the DSA’s annual meeting, an event where direct selling executives gather to discuss current trends, challenges, and issues.

Spring minestrone

Ready in under an hour, this hearty minestrone soup is packed with an abundance of spring veggies and topped with crispy pancetta. Plus, it’s low in calories too

Spring minestrone

Ready in under an hour, this hearty minestrone soup is packed with an abundance of spring veggies and topped with crispy pancetta. Plus, it's low in calories too

Ingredients
  

  • diced pancetta 77g pack
  • spring onions a bunch finely sliced
  • fennel 1 bulb halved and thinly sliced
  • garlic 2 cloves chopped
  • chicken stock 1 litre
  • cannellini beans 2 x 400g tins drained and rinsed
  • asparagus tips 125g
  • sugar snap peas 150g halved lengthways
  • frozen peas 100g
  • baby spinach 125g
  • parmesan 50g finely grated, to serve
  • crusty bread to serve

Instructions
 

  • Put the pancetta into a large non-stick pan and cook until crisp and the fat has rendered. Add the spring onions and fennel with some seasoning, and cook gently for 5 minutes until the fennel is beginning to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant, then pour in the stock and beans. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the asparagus tips and sugar snaps, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the peas and spinach, and cook for a few minutes until the spinach has wilted, then spoon into bowls, top with parmesan and serve with bread, if you like.
  • 362 Kcals Total

Sweet potato and miso soup

What are the benefits of miso?

olive nutritionist Kerry Torrens says “Rich in antioxidants, miso helps populate the gut with immune-supportive bacteria. It contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a valuable protein source in a plant-based diet. It’s also a rich source of zinc, iron, magnesium and calcium. Adding miso towards the end of cooking, protects the live bacteria, keeping them optimal.”

Sweet potato and miso soup

Velvety, wholesome and packed with plenty of umami flavour, this vegan soup is simple to make and low in calories

Ingredients
  

  • vegetable oil 4 tsp
  • spring onions 6 finely chopped
  • ginger 2 thumb-sized pieces finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves finely chopped
  • white miso 2 tbsp
  • sweet potatoes 500g peeled and cut into small pieces
  • vegetable stock 750ml
  • shredded kale 2 large handfuls

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a large lidded pan and gently cook 1/2 the spring onions, ginger and garlic for 5-10 minutes or until soft. Add 1 tbsp of miso, all the sweet potatoes and the vegetable stock, and bring to a simmer. Put on a lid and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are really soft. Season and whizz with a stick blender until completely smooth. Keep warm.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the remaining spring onions, ginger and garlic over a high heat for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Reduce the heat, add the kale and a splash of water, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale has wilted. Stir in the remaining miso and season. Spoon the soup into bowls and top with the miso kale, to serve.

Recipe from olivemagazine.com

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This easy dinner is loaded with veggies and topped with an herby dressing. Best of all, it’s gluten-free and a perfect weeknight meal.

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients
  

  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 12 oz. green beans trimmed and halved
  • 1 small shallot chopped
  • 1 c. lightly packed basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 c. torn lettuce
  • 1 15- oz can small white beans rinsed
  • 2 5- oz cans solid white tuna in water drained
  • 4 soft-boiled eggs halved

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt, then green beans, and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, puree shallot, basil, oil, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Transfer half of dressing to large bowl and toss with green beans. Fold in lettuce, white beans, and tuna and serve with remaining dressing and eggs.

Green Goddess Carrot Salad

With a light buttermilk dressing, this colorful carrot salad makes the perfect start to any summer meal.

Green Goddess Carrot Salad

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. slim baby carrots trimmed and cut lengthwise in half (or in quarters if large)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 c. Green Goddess Dressing
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce leaves separated and torn
  • Green Goddess Dressing
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 anchovies or 2 tsp. anchovy paste
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 1/4 c. packed fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp. fresh tarragon
  • 2 tbsp. snipped fresh chives

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. On large rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots with olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Roast 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp-tender and edges are slightly caramelized; cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Green Goddess Dressing: In blender, puree buttermilk, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, anchovies or anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, pinch sugar, salt and pepper until smooth. Add parsley, basil, tarragon and chives; pulse until herbs are finely chopped. Makes about 2 cups; can be refrigerated up to 1 week.
  • To serve, arrange carrots over lettuce. Drizzle with dressing.