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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #26 -- Healthy Eating Tips for Spring
April 08, 2006
Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Adventure!
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Did any of you try the healthy cookbook that I recommended last week? If you did,please email me and let me know how you liked it -- I am going to keep the offer up one more week in case you "meant to order it but didn't".
Another spring promotion that may be perfect for your family as you start taking nature walks in the warmer spring weather is to pack a few energy bars in your backpack....
And one more week on the offer of a cookbook I found recently that is great for busy parents who want to save some time each day and still eat a healthy meal!
This e-cookbook contains 101 recipes for quick and easy dinners - most can be prepared in less than 30 minutes!
Each recipe comes with several useful features:
-Nutritional information per serving
-Estimated prep and cooking times
-Suggested healthy side dishes
-No fancy ingredients or equipment required
The Healthy Express Cookbook: 101 Fresh, Light & Quick Dinners meets 3 VERY IMPORTANT CRITERIA...
-Quick and easy to prepare
-Healthy and nutritious
Here are just a few of the recipes you could make tonight for dinner...
Southwestern Chicken & Black Bean Salad in 21 minutes!
Pesto-Foccaccia Sandwiches in 5 minutes!
Salmon, Red Potato and Corn Chowder in 28 minutes!
Vegetable Quesadillas in 23 minutes!
Feta-Stuffed Greek Burgers in 20 minutes!
Halibut Steaks with Orange-Herb Marinade in 15 minutes!
Citrus Flank Steak with Fruit Salsa in 22 minutes!
Mozzarella Chicken with Spaghetti in 15 minutes!
You can buy the Healthy Express Cookbook for just $12.95. It comes in a convenient PDF format. Upon completion of purchase, you will be able to immediately download your copy of the e-cookbook!
So take your family dietitian's recommendation to try a new set of spring recipes and impress your family!
Try the easy recipe below:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
1 15 oz can peach slices
4 tsp white wine vinegar
4 tsp lime juice
2 tsp lime peel, finely grated
3 TBSP fresh mint, chopped
¼ cup fresh coriander, chopped
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp salt
1 TBSP olive oil
¾ cup diced pineapple, drained
½ cup fresh orange segments, chopped
½ cup cucumber, finely chopped
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
3 TBSP seeded jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1. Drain peaches and dice into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine vinegar, lime juice, lime peel, mint, coriander, pepper, and salt.
2. Whisking, drizzle in oil. Add peaches, pineapple, oranges, cucumber, red onion, and jalapeno.
3. Gently stir until well mixed. Cover and serve chilled.
Serve with tortilla chips or use salsa as a condiment for grilled fish, chicken, or pork. It’s also great on chicken or fish burgers!
Variation: Add ¾ cup finely chopped red peppers.
Source: The Peach Press, www.cal-clingpeach.com
Peaches are grown in 41 states, with California being the leader in commercial canned cling peach production. Cling peaches vary from freestone peaches in that the flesh of the cling peach does not separate easily from the pit.
The harvesting of the cling peaches begins at the end of June in Southern California and continues through Labor Day in Northern California.
One half-cup serving of cling peaches provides one of five servings of fruit recommended each day by the Produce for Better Health Foundation’s national “5-a-day For Better Health” campaign.
Cling peaches are primarily processed into canned cling peaches (halved, sliced and diced), a diced ingredient for fruit cocktail, frozen cling peaches, baby food, and peach concentrates.
A ½ cup serving of peaches contains 1.3 grams of dietary fiber.
Healthy Eating Tips for Spring:
• Eat more fruits and vegetables – fruits and vegetables are not only low in calories and fat, but they contain important vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that promote positive health and may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. And, fruits and vegetables will fill you up, thereby calming cravings for higher calories foods.
• Try one new recipe for a vegetable or fruit each week – by experimenting with preparation techniques, you may re-discover fruits and vegetables you previously disliked.
• Take time to enjoy your meals – constant time restraints have trained a great number of us to eat as quickly as possible. In many cases, eating too quickly often results in overeating. Take time to enjoy your meals and focus on spending time with family and friends rather than on eating.
• Drink more water, fewer sodas and caffeinated beverages - your body needs about eight glasses of water each day to perform its internal functions properly. Sodas and caffeinated beverages usually replace water and add empty calories and sugar to your diet.
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
Celebrating Healthy Families 2006
I want to continue to offer an excellent resource in 2006 that will help you save thousands of dollars on GROCERY SHOPPING!
Meet Lana Dorazio whom I consider an "expert" grocery shopper. She has developed a grocery shopping system that you can learn too.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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