How to Make Your Day Count! Kalorik's Healthy Keys to Wellness

Acai Smoothie Bowl in the Kalorik Nutrition Blender

A balanced diet can promote your physical wellness. We're sharing Kalorik's keys to wellness this February as we continue to keep our New Year's Resolutions. These essential meals will get you through the day feeling great! Find what's right for you, make a routine, and get set for wellness success!

Breakfast O’Clock

Morning Coffee

There’s nothing like beginning the day with a fresh cup of joe. Diane Vizthum, M.S., R.D., research nutritionist for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, states that “Caffeine is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about coffee. But coffee also contains antioxidants and other active substances that may reduce internal inflammation and protect against disease.”
Raise a coffee mug to your health, and while you’re at it, embrace your artistic side with Kalorik’s Britto Ten Cup Coffee Maker, a playful addition to any kitchen.
While coffee may send some of us full steam ahead, others may need something a bit more substantial. Try your hand at our Homemade Berry Breakfast Smoothie. Give your smoothie a splash of color by combining strawberries and blueberries in your Kalorik 8-piece Nutrition Blender Set, use bananas to round out the smoothie’s flavor, and add chia for texture. This smoothie is dairy-free and calls for almond milk. For those of you looking for that extra kick, the Green Matcha Power Smoothie will energize you with matcha powder and ginger. This smoothie also has avocado, a superfood with 26% of your daily dose of Vitamin K.
Acai Smoothie Bowl in the Kalorik Nutrition Blender

Having a  Vegan Açaí Bowl is another great way to start the day. Açaí berries have a high amount of antioxidants, even more so than other antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries and cranberries. Antioxidants are important because they neutralize free radicals throughout the body. Free radicals that are not neutralized by antioxidants can damage cells and lead to diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. If you feel like no breakfast is complete without eggs, then this Baked Eggs in an Avocado recipe is for you.  Eggs are an amazing source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. Rich in selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper, they're definitely an egg-cellent choice. Make this breakfast of champions using your Kalorik 26 Quart Digital MAXX Air Fryer Oven.

Lunch Break
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

As lunch approaches you may find yourself craving foods that aren’t exactly the healthiest, never fear, it’s time to get creative. Here are a few healthy lunchtime alternatives that don’t compromise on taste. While lettuce wraps may not sound like the most mouth-watering meal, we promise that these are. Our Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps will scratch that Buffalo Chicken Wings itch, so turn your Kalorik Pro Digital 6-in-1 Contact Grill up and dig in! Chicken is rich in protein, can help reduce the risk of heart disease, and requires little to no oil when grilled. Chicken also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which has been linked to higher levels of serotonin -- the “feel good” hormone in our brains. This recipe calls for butter lettuce, avocado, and onion — veggies that enhance taste while also delivering dietary essentials. Top your lettuce wraps with our guilt-free ranch dressing made of low-fat plain Greek yogurt. If you love these tasty bites, consider serving them at gatherings.

Coconut Naked Burrito

A lunch run to your local Mexican spot may be a calorie fest, so why not avoid it altogether? Our Coconut Naked Burritos are sure to satisfy. With only four ingredientscauliflower rice, chicken breast, shredded cheese and chickpeasthis recipe is perfect for those who are watching their calorie count. Cauliflower rice is the perfect substitution for white rice, reducing carbs by the mouthful, while chickpeas are an excellent source of protein. Feel free to spice things up a bit by adding other healthy toppings, like guac, tomatoes, lettuce, hot sauce, and lime.

Squash and Chestnut Salad
If you’d like to keep things on the lighter side or are looking for a vegan-friendly lunch option, a salad may be just the thing. This Squash and Chestnut Salad is absolutely delish. For this recipe, you’ll need acorn squash, mixed greens, spring onions, dried cranberries, and chestnuts. Squash is high in vitamin C which can improve eye health and is rich in vitamin B6 which can reduce depression. Use your Kalorik Pro Digital 6-in-1 Contact Grill to grill your squash then, use your Mad Hungry Acacia Wood Spurtle Set to mix the grilled squash into your salad.

Din Din

A hearty, yet healthy dinner isn’t impossible, let us show you how it’s done. Here are a few options that will leave you feeling 100% full and satisfied.

Salmon with Lentils

You’ll love our Salmon with Lentils and Lemon Vinaigrette. In addition to being a great source of protein, salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This wonder food is an excellent choice for any dinner. Season salmon with salt and pepper, add a drizzle of olive oil, and then place in the basket of your Kalorik 26 Quart Digital MAXX Air Fryer Oven. You’ll be able to cook the salmon nutritiously and quickly, without drying it out. For your vinaigrette, combine lemon juice, olive oil, honey or agave, and salt and pepper in the Kalorik 1400w High-powered Blender. Blend until the ingredients are well combined. This vinaigrette is a flavorful finishing touch. 

Rosemary Turkey Breast in the Kalorik MAXX Air Fryer Oven

Whether you’re cooking for a health-conscious party of one or twenty, this next dish is sure to go over without a hitch. Rosemary Turkey Breast combines the healthy taste of a home-cooked meal with a touch of the gourmet. In addition to rosemary, this dish is seasoned with fresh sage, parsley, and garlic. Turkey is a protein-rich food.

The Wind Down 
Chamomile Tea in the Kalorik Glass Water Kettle
Add a cup of tea to your wind-down routine. Research suggests that herbal teas are a natural sleep remedy, helping you fall asleep faster, decreasing nighttime awakenings, and improving your overall sleep quality. Chamomile, valerian root, lavender, lemon balm, passionflower, and magnolia bark are all known as herbal sleep aids. Use the Kalorik Glass Water Kettle to brew your favorite.

For more of Kalorik's keys to wellness, try our other healthy recipes here.

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