August 2013 Recipe of the Month
When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes the biggest obstacle we have to overcome is our craving for comfort food. For example, what's August without a backyard barbecue—and what's barbecue except an unholy trinity of fat, sugar and salt?
This recipe, featured in the August chapter of our new book Mindful Living Miraval, comes to the rescue with a full-flavored pork tenderloin that's perfect for a classic summer cookout. Served with the sinfully sweet grilled watermelon and fresh broccolini, this is a lean and flavorful way to celebrate the waning days of summer. Enjoy!
We all want our kids to eat healthy, but one of the biggest challenges we face is how to make healthy meals taste delicious. Below are three nutritious, tasty, and easy-to-make Miraval recipes from Executive Chef Justin Macy that kids will love. Enjoy!
Miraval's Crispy Honey Chicken Fingers with Marinara Sauce
Makes 6 Servings
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4 in. strips
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. water
1 c. corn flakes, crushed (food processor works well for this)
Miraval's Marinara Sauce (recipe follows)
PREHEAT the oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
IN a small bowl, whisk together the honey and water. Soak the chicken in the honey.
PLACE the cornflakes on a plate. Remove chicken strips from honey and coat with cornflakes.
PLACE on a prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken over after 5 minutes to evenly brown the chicken fingers.
Calories: 250; Total Fat: 6g; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 24g
July 2013 Recipe of the Month
This recipe, featured in Miraval's Mindful Eating Cookbook, is the perfect, healthy alternative to hot dogs this 4th of July. Ahi tuna, paired with our Roasted Pineapple Salsa, is a smart, protein-packed choice for an alfresco meal. If fresh ahi isn't available, substitute any firm, mild-flavored fish, such as mahimahi. Enjoy!
In honor of National Martini Day today (June 19), we wanted to share our favorite martini recipe—Miraval's Mindful Martini! Flavorful and refreshing, this easy martini recipe from our Mindful Eating Cookbook is perfect for a hot summer day. Enjoy!
June 2013 Recipe of the Month
It's heating up in Tucson! Wherever you call home, we hope a summer picnic or pool party is on your calendar! Executive Chef Justin Macy chose Miraval's Frozen Mint Lemonade as our June Recipe of the Month because it is so refreshing and has been a guest favorite for many years. This recipe can also be found on page 208 of Miraval's Mindful Eating Cookbook. Enjoy!