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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #55 -- Oranges & Christmas Perfect Together
December 07, 2006
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It's not too early to plan ahead for holiday greetings, meetings, and feasts according to Dayle Hayes, a registered dietitian from Montana. If you are over-hungry, itís natural to over-eat with all the temptations of holiday tables.
Dayle teaches that the secret is to eat something light, but filling, an hour or so before events.
Fuel yourself with a piece of string cheese, a small muffin, some beef jerky or half a sandwich before you go out Ė that way youíll be able to make more sensible choices.
The most important part is to remember to enjoy all holiday foods and beverages, just donít overdo it. All the goodies will be around next year and the year after that!
Start with small portions, eat slowly, and savor every bite.
Try the easy recipe below:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Start to Finish: 10 minutes
The tartness of orange blends beautifully with the sweetness of peach here. For a variation, make an ice ring by pouring additional peach juice into a mold and freeze. When you are ready to serve, put frozen ring into a punch bowl.
2 cups unsweetened orange juice
2 cups frozen peach slices
ľ cup peach juice
1 cup low-fat milk
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
ľ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients except nutmeg in an electric blender; process mixture until smooth. Pour into glasses. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Serve immediately over crushed ice.
Source: Lifeís Simple Pleasures by Karen Mangum, MS, RD
There are many different varieties of oranges that are classified as the bitter orange, the sweet orange, the Valencia orange, the navel orange, and the blood orange.
Oranges are identified by a brand name. Each brand name represents several different types of oranges according to size and quality. Close to 14% of the world production of oranges is supplied by the United States.
When buying, choose oranges that are firm and heavy for their size. Oranges can be stored at room temperature for about one week. For a longer storage life, keep them in the refrigerator.
Oranges can be eaten raw, used in cooking, made into marmalade, or squeezed to make juice.
Oranges are known for their high vitamin C content and are also a good source of potassium. They are a diuretic, aid in digestion, prevent scurvy, and have a mild laxative effect.
Check out a new water drink company that was founded by Kara Goldin, a mother of four who cares about providing healthy beverages to families....she talks more below about Hint..
The idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor.
No sugar, no artificial sweeteners: Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.
Sound good? It tastes even better.
We thank you for trying Hint, hope that you and your family enjoy it, and wish you excellent health.
Hint is available in many specialty markets and is also sold in fine spas and hotels. If Hint is not yet available in your favorite store, please ask for it.
Hint is adding new stores, spas and hotels every week and are also interested in school and corporate lunch programs.
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
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Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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