PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Memorial Day is just around the corner. Nutritionist and best-selling author of The 1:1:1 Diet, Rania Batayneh, joined us in-studio to share three healthy and delicious recipes and entertaining ideas that are sure to please your guests.
OLIPOP! With nostalgic cola flavors like Classic Root Beer, Lemon Lime, Vintage Cola, and Orange Squeeze, you can have the same great taste of the sodas you grew up drinking but with significantly less sugar. Each can of OLIPOP has between 35-45 calories with only 2-5 grams of natural sugar, and it is good for your gut! OLIPOP is essentially a functional soda with benefits. Made with a blend of prebiotics, botanicals, and plant fiber, OLIPOP is the perfect alternative and better-for-you soda!
The Lemon lime is a total dupe for Sprite- 4 grams of sugar vs. the 40 grams you will find in traditional lemon lime sodas.
You can purchase OLIPOP at Safeway, Fred Meyer, and New Seasons.
CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD- This is a delicious, fresh, and simple salad. Using Greek yogurt instead of mayo bumps up the protein and allows the walnuts to shine as the healthy fat in this salad. You can prep all of the ingredients in advance if you are taking this dish to a picnic or gathering.
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup fruit preserves
- ½ cup apples, chopped
- ½ cup celery, chopped
- ½ cup grapes, sliced in half
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup raisins.
- Boil chicken breast. Once cooled, shred to desired size.
- In a separate bowl, combine Greek yogurt with fruit preserves. Mix well. Add chicken to the yogurt dressing.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients and top with walnuts and raisins.
- Serve on a bed of greens or enjoy as is.
Frozen Yogurt Raspberry Bites Covered in Dark Chocolate!
This dessert is made with 4 ingredients with a sprinkle of sea salt.
- 2 cups vanilla Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 cups raspberries, rinsed and dried
- 1.5 cups dark chocolate wafers
- Sea salt
- In a bowl, combine Greek Yogurt and peanut butter. Once blended, add the raspberries, and mix.
- On a parchment lined cookie sheet, make small scoops of the mixture. Larger pieces will have more fruit, so it’s a nice way to really indulge.
- Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and allow to freeze for 30 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate. Allow it to cool slightly.
- Dunk the clusters into the melted chocolate until coated. Sprinkle sea salt.
- Place the chocolate covered clusters in the freezer for another 30 minutes. Enjoy!
You can freeze these overnight for an anytime treat.
Makes 15 clusters.
You can follow Rania on Instagram @RaniaBatayneh for more recipes!
Watch the video above to see how it’s made.