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Nutrition Tips

Perfect Sides to Any Summer Dish

Kale is all the rage! Think outside the salad bowl and roast a batch of kale as “chips” – perfect to serve in place of traditional potato chips.  Because these kale “chips” are baked instead of fried, you’ll save calories and fat grams – plus dish up a dose of antioxidants key to your good health!

Carrot “chips” add a burst of bright color and nearly “sweet” flavor to snack time or as a side to your luncheon sandwich! Choose extra-large carrots for the simplest way to shave into strips.

Open Face Caprese Sandwich

Date: Jun 30, 2014

Open Face Caprese Sandwich

Caprese salad is a summertime favorite. This time we’re serving it up as a sandwich, and roasting the tomatoes into a delicious salsa! Roasting veggies caramelizes their natural sugars for an extra layer of flavor. Don’t forget to make extras – the salsa makes a great topping for pizza made on the grill.

Go Green and Live a Healthier Life
Dietary guidelines recommend filling half our plate with fruits and vegetables and just a quarter of the plate with “protein”, such as meat, fish or poultry.  And when it comes to protein, did you know the same guidelines also suggest eating more plant-based protein? 
Sweet Pea and Prosciutto Risotto with Carved Chicken
Risotto traditionally uses Arbario rice - a starchy rice variety that lends creaminess to the dish! And unlike traditional risottos, our version uses heart healthy olive oil instead of hefty doses of butter in cooking; and pureed peas add a subtle layer of flavor and veggies to the dish! Try with fresh peas from your farmer's market, too!
There’s Strength in Numbers! Build Muscle to Strengthen Bones

Steps you may take to protect your bones from Osteoporosis. Begin today by celebrating May - Osteoporosis Awareness month. What does building more muscle have to do with stronger bones? A lot!


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