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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #78 What Do You Do With Swiss Chard?
August 23, 2007
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Here are some simple and friendly tips from Lynn Grieger, Registered Dietitian and writer for the magazine "Today's Diet & Nutrition", learn how much your body loves swiss chard!
Swiss chard is a tall, white, red or yellow vegetable with thick, fanlike leaves and a crunchy stalk. Both the leaves and stalk of this nutritious powerhouse are edible.
One cup of Swiss chard is packed with more nutrients than are found in almost any other vegetable. In only 35 calories, you get 716% of your daily need for vitamin K, 110% of vitamin A and 52% of vitamin C. Swiss chard is also an excellent source of magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin E an dietary fiber.
Swiss chard contains a unique, powerful combination of phytochemicals such as anthocyans, vitamins, minerals and fiber that strengthen the immune system and helps fight chronic diseases.
To learn more check out the article online at www.todaysdietandnutrition.com. Meanwhile, do yourself a favor and enjoy it regularly tossed with pasta, in stir-fry or as a substitute for spinach in your favorite recipes.
Grilled Marinated Vegetables With Radicchio
1/3 C balsamic vinegar
½ C olive oil
1 T honey
1 clove crushed garlic
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste
1 head Royal Rose radicchio, cut into 6 wedges through core
3 small zucchinis, sliced in half lengthwise
3 large mushrooms, cut in half
6 asparagus spears
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into eighths
1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into eighths
3 ears corn, broken into small pieces
Marinate vegetables for 15 minutes. Cook on well-seasoned, medium-high grill. Brush with marinade while cooking, turning vegetables as needed. Vegetables are done when slightly softened and slightly charred.
Tip: protect tips of radicchio leaves with aluminum foil placed on grill.
Makes 6 servings
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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