Enjoy New Year's Diet with Sesame Ginger Bok Choy Salad

All December long you’ve been spoiling your taste buds, then January comes and you hop onto the New Year’s Diet band wagon! Your poor unsuspecting taste buds are suddenly depraved of flavor and fun as you attempt to shave off the holiday pounds with plain chicken breast and steamed veggies. Maybe you simply drop the calories by skipping meals, even worse than bland food. How long does that trend usually last for you? Three to four days? Do you get a week at best before you are cranky and out of your mind with the need for a full and satisfied belly? Surely there must be a solution out there that doesn’t include bland food and self-deprivation.

This New Year’s let Litehouse be your helping hand when preparing “diet” foods that won’t taste like diet food. This is the real trick to lasting diets. Satisfy your mouth, eyes, nose, and mind. Let Litehouse take care of pleasing the palette with their fragrant, flavorful, and insanely low calorie Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing. Only 40 calories per serving folks, I’ve never seen dressing get that low!  They don’t stop at vinaigrettes; check out Litehouse’s new line of OPA Greek Yogurt Spoonables. At only 60 calories per creamy serving you can afford to spoon these over almost anything without feeling guilty. Each jar has the rich tangy taste Greek Yogurt is known and loved for and a punch of flavor from artisan cheese such as Blue Cheese or Feta Dill. Whether you go for lighter vinaigrettes or rich and creamy, these dressings will have you excited for that salad, or purposely cooking meals that require the presence of the beautiful jars at the dinner table.

Colorful Veggies
Hire on an array of colorful, fun, and new vegetables to please the eyes and get your mind excited to eat healthy as can be meals. Go hog wild in the produce section, fill your grocery cart with all the colors of the rainbow! Not only does the waistline need these low calorie ingredients but more than likely your organs, skin, and hair will appreciate the boost of nutrients you provide when eating a meal full of colorful fresh vegetables. Let’s face it; the holidays can be quite torturous on the body. Not only will the veggies give your body a much needed treatment of goodness and love but you get to eat a ton of them! Fill your plate, no deprivation here! Not this year! Along with plenty of good and nutritious foods a successful New Year’s diet requires plenty of fluids, in the form of water. The excess sugar, salt, and alcohol often found on the holiday buffet causes major bloating. Drinking up to one gallon a day can whisk away all of those toxins allowing your body to release the water weight. That’s right, drink more water to lose more water. You can see a few pounds of bloating disappear in just a few days with consistent fluid intake. Proper hydration also acts as a natural energizer, mood stabilizer, and craving controller! Drink up folks!

Ready to Eat
Start your New Year’s Diet off right with a big plate of my vitamin packed Sesame Ginger Bok Choy Salad and see just how fun “Diet Food” can really be. Crispy mild bok choy is tossed with a rainbow of vegetables, crunchy nuts, and seeds then tossed in Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing. Top it all off with lean grilled chicken breast and you’ve got an amazingly simple, quick, and low calorie dinner. Fill your fridge with Litehouse’s low calorie dressings along with fun veggies and say “bye-bye” to those holidays pounds. You won’t be sad to see them go!

Sesame Ginger Bok Choy Salad

Serves 4 | Finish in 20 min

Crispy bok choy is tossed with a rainbow of crisp veggie, nuts, seeds, and Litehouse Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing. Topped with juicy grilled chicken breast for a perfectly rounded New Year’s Diet meal.


1 small head bok choy thinly sliced,
½ small head purple cabbage thinly sliced,
1 red bell pepper thinly sliced,
1 orange bell pepper thinly sliced,
1 cucumber peeled seeded and sliced thin,
5 scallions sliced on a diagonal,
½ c. toasted almond slices,
¼ c. toasted sunflower seeds,
2 chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise,
½ c. Litehouse Sesame Ginger Dressing,


1. Season the chicken breast halves with salt and pepper.

2. Cook chicken in a skillet or grill pan until no longer pink on the inside.

3. Remove from pan and allow to rest 4-5 minutes on a cutting board.

4. Slice into thin slices.

5. Mix remaining ingredients in a very large bowl.

6. Split the Bok Choy Salad among 4 plates. (These will be large adult servings)

7. Top each salad with a chicken breast half.

8. Garnish with additional sliced scallions and a drizzle of the Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing.

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