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The first that comes to one’s mind when we mention the word ” Salad” must be surely, just a toss of random veggies, limited to tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and some lemon dressing.However, It is high time to prove otherwise! & It should be of no wonder, that the idea of Salads is how it is, boring & traditional.

The real essence of food is that it should please our taste buds, by how creative we are in giving it the right taste with the right ingredients, especially if we’re talking about healthy food.It requires only a tad bit of effort, and trying easy, available items around us which also enhance the nutrition value, without adding un-healthy calories.

Exotic ingredients added to salads include : Fruits, nuts, protein with a special dressing which gives it a great unique taste!

One of My all time favorite, called the Quatro Stagioni(Meaning four seasons), consists of a special mix of Mandarins, Strawberries, Romaine lettuce, avocado slices/ Caramelized walnuts/ Yummy soft brie cheese with orange balsamic dressing. A great combination of all macro-nutrients, Carbohydrates, healthy fats & protein! Bon appétit

The Quatro Stagioni

The Quatro Stagioni

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What is the best way to end a long day at a conference? Visit a food exhibition,try out a variety of exotic food samples from diffferent countries & ofcourse what’s new in the Healthy business! So,here are some photos of what i came across(Too bad my phone went off throughout the journey but i was gladly able to capture the best out of all 🙂  !

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How.Interesting.Are.these.Flavours? Lentils,hummus & pomegranate chips ❤

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New sugar free Diablo chocolate available in emirates union co-op! Tried some samples it was actually too good!

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Flavoured popcorn chips,kind of looks like rice cakes but made into the doritos shape!

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Flavoured fruit gel for kids,too cute ❤ !

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Two words : TURKISH DELIGHT!

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Firstly,i want to thank those who gave me this sample,this was actually not for give-aways,but they were nice enough to give it to me 🙂 ! So,what i liked about this is the packaging(you can tell it’s from turkey).It provides the perfect packaging for the serving size of dried fruit(in this case,figs or as turks call it “Sultanas” and,walnuts) this would make a lovely take a way snack!

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And the photo of the day goes to…… : The Healthy Apple trio !<3 Such lovely ladies from korea,promoting candies and having apples lol! We had a nice chat,and they also asked to have a photo with me ! 🙂

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Fruits Bar at uptown Mirdif,a taste of natural freshness with no additives!

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Delicious all natural fruity ice-cream with no additives.What is special about it? everything is sweetened with organic agave(A sweetner comerically produced from Agave tequilina( Blue Agave plant) and is considered to be sweeter than honey with lower Glycemix index than table sugar!

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Fruitilicious ❤

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Trying out Bubble tea for the first time! Bubble tea contains a tea base mixed with fruit with small chewy tapioca bubbles (I chose Mango flavour). Too Fresh!

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Knowing about the opening of Kcal in Dubai mall,and Tasti D’Lite having a branch there,called for a true Healthy food journey,a day dedicated just for trying these restaurants out.We must agree that coming out of Dubai Mall,resisting all those fine temptations must be a great achievement considering the immense amount of tempting Restaurants & cafes!

So what exactly is special about these healthy restaurants & sweet treats ? Here are some pictures of what i ordered 🙂

Lunch at Kcal

Our first stop,Lunch at Kcal!
Top Meal was what i ordered : Pasta free lazagne ,it’s basically minced meat with sliced aubergines & low fat cheese! and it tastes just as good as the normal lazagne,but lighter ! Nutrition Facts : 290cals,9g of fat,30g of Protein,& 20g of Carbs!
Bottom Left was what my mum ordered : Veggie burger with 233cals,3g of Fat & 45g of Carbohydrates,great for those who love veggies/Vegetarians!
Bottom right,what my sister ordered : Chicken curry with steamed rice,recommended for those who love spices! 280 cals,4g of Fat,20g of Carbs and 31g of Protein!
And this is how you dine out healthy 🙂

Tasti D'Lite, Dessert your guilt!

Our next stop,satisfying our sweet tooth the healthy way at Tasti D’Lite!
Bottom Left : Catwalk cow low fat chocolate fondant,145 calories of heaven !! ❤
Bottom right : Mini Vanilla icecream sandwich with peanuts !
Healthy,Delicious & too good to be true!

It was lovely  trying these healthy yet Tasty treats,  If you’re a healthy eating  junkie,do not miss them! Having restaurants that offer healthy choices  makes it easier to make healthy choices! and not only that,but the food  choices offered are amazing &  not for a second would you refer to them as the usual “Healthy & tasteless”, Can one ask for more than Healthy & delicious? 🙂

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Love your body to have a perfect body !

During my Medical Nutrition Therapy class at university,while our professor was explaining to us about managing Diabetes and increasing Physical activity,the slides put on had a series of this photo.The moment I saw it,I felt there was something special about it! Looking at these 3 ladies,you can feel how much Happiness,Joy&Positivity they’re radiating,&regardless of their weight,i would even state them as “Healthy “if you look at it emotional well being wise! However, I could immediately relate it to a very interesting read from The Secret by Rhonda Bynes about “The secret & your Body” that I told myself to keep in mind,which says : “To attract your perfect weight & body using the creative process,follow these steps: 1.Ask,2.Believe and lastly 3.”Receive”,which is what I’m relating to in this photo.The process of receiving highlights that “You must feel good,you must feel good about you,This is important because you cannot attract your perfect weight if you feel bad about your body now,if you do so,you will attract more weight to you.Praise and bless every square inch of your body,think about all the perfect things about you,& as you think perfect thoughts,you are on the frequency of your perfect weight,and you are summoning perfection” Which is exactly what this photo reflects, perfect&happy thoughts = Greater attraction to your goals ! 🙂

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If i were to explain what i had to go through to attend this All-about-food event you would literally have a good laugh.It wasn’t even in my plans to go,since i had previously had a 9 hour workshop to attend,and assumed that i wouldn’t have time.Upon asking where it was,turns out it is only a 5 minute distance to where i’m at ,and i could not simply miss this chance,well,hello to adventures! Here are some snapshots of exotic food samples (and of course my usual ritual,which is hunting for healthy food!)

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I’ve always had a photo of this exotic fruit,but i finally got to actually try it! Known as “Blood Orange” or Arancia Rossa di Sicilia (Red Orange of Sicily), originated as a mutation of the sweet orange,& taste delicious ,has a very unique taste! Available at La Fayette,Dubai Mall! 

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I don’t really fancy tomatoes,but these Black Italian tomatoes are exquisite, no wonder italian pasta’s have a unique taste!

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Catwalk cow Low-fat chocolate fondant,145 calories at it’s finest! If you’re a chocolate lover like me,this would be heaven.I loved this brand ever since i tried their “Low fat Brownie mix” which required adding only yogurt in their recipe!

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Mini healthy Brownie treats at the Health Factory,who said healthy can’t be delicious? My next University rotation will be in this factory(Excited) someone will be munching on some delicious healthy food hmmmmm….

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Diabetic Dream cupcakes by Bloomsberry at Dubai mall,made with Agave nectar(Sweetener made from Agave Plant),how sweet :)?

Beautiful sugar art! ( Warning: not categorized under healthy :-p)

Beautiful sugar art! ( Warning: not categorized under healthy :-p)

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