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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #41 -- Healthy Grilling
July 18, 2006


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Kindy's Musings....

How many of you cooked on the grill last night? Summertime is grilling time for Americans!

Here are a few questions that often get raised on grilling and good health...thank you American Institute for Cancer for the great information on this topic.

What are the best choices for grilling?

Vegetables -- because natural phytochemicals in them stimulate enzymes that can convert carcinogenic compounds to an inactive form that is easily eliminated from the body.

Small portions of meat, like kebabs, because they cook fast and lean meats, like skinless chicken and fish because they drip less fat.

If you decide to grill meat, which simple cooking adjustments will reduce the formation of carcinogens?

Covering the grill with punctured aluminum foil, turning the gas down or waiting for the charcoal to become low-burning embers, raising the grilling surface, and placing meats to the side of the heat source.


Try the easy recipe below:

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

You can make your own healthy spa food right at home with this delicious brunch recipe. Invite another family over to serve the following recipe, which is full of cancer-fighting foods that are abundant in the summertime. Think "Summer Brunch at the Spa!"

SALMON & CHIVE FRITTATA

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 servings.

2 oz (1/3 of 6 oz can) salmon

4 whole large eggs

8 egg whites

Nonstick oil spray

Salt/pepper to taste

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 medium red pepper, diced

1/2 medium yellow pepper, diced

1/4 cup minced fresh chives

In medium bowl, beat eggs, combine with egg whites. Heat large skillet over medium heat, coat with oil spray.

Pour eggs into skillet, cover skillet and cook eggs for 3-4 minutes.

When eggs are almost cooked, drop bits of salmon and cheese over top. Sprinkle with peppers and chives.

Cover pan and continue to cook about 2-3 minutes until eggs are completely set. Serve immediately.



Source:American Institute for Cancer Research Summer 2006 Newsletter


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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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