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A Fruity Way to End the Meal


Farmers Market to Table

This fruity recipe serves 4. Each serving contains about 197 calories, 5 g protein, 1 g fat (4% calories from fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 45 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, and 44 mg sodium. Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped 4 small navel oranges, peeled 8 ripe strawberries, hulled (other berries or chopped fruit may be substituted) 2 medium-sized bananas, peeled Directions Place the yogurt in a small bowl. Add the ginger and stir briskly for 1 minute or until the yogurt has a sauce-like consistency. Set aside. Cut each orange crosswise into 5 slices. Cut each strawberry lengthwise into 4 slices. Cut each banana crosswise into 14 slices. Spoon 1/4 cup ginger sauce … Continue reading

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Strawberry-Kiwi Spritzer


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This drink recipe serves 1. The serving contains about 30 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g fat, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, and 1 mg sodium. Ingredients 1 kiwi fruit 1/2 cup strawberries About 3/4 cup plain seltzer (club soda without sodium) Ice cubes Directions Peel the kiwi and mash it in a strainer over a glass or small bowl. You should get about 2 tablespoons of tart juice. Wash and stem the strawberries and mash the juice through the strainer. Pour juice mixture over ice in a fancy glass. Top with seltzer and enjoy.  

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April Fool


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Makes 4 servings. Each contains approximately 145 calories, 11 g fat, 41 mg cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 814g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, and 1 g protein. In food-speak, a “fool” is a quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream. Traditionalists make it with gooseberries, but strawberries and raspberries work fine. It’s rich and lovely, and you don’t need a lot to finish a meal with finesse. Serve it in a cocktail glass for the best effect. Ingredients 1 cup strawberries ¼ cup granulated sugar substitute 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 1 cup heavy cream, whipped Whole berries for garnish Directions Put strawberries in a small saucepan. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons of … Continue reading

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Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT

Farmer’s market finds have major health benefits


Weight Management

Local farmer’s markets will be in full swing through October. This means plenty of time to cash in on the health benefits that fall produce has to offer. From broccoli to swiss chard, these plants provide major benefits in the form of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. While visiting your local market this weekend, be sure to check out these finds and more. Farmer’s Market Find Health Benefits How To Prepare: Apples • Rich in antioxidants which help prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. • Dip slices into Greek yogurt • Homemade applesauce • Sprinkle slices with cinnamon and bake Broccoli • Excellent source of Vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting and bone health. • Sautee with olive … Continue reading

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Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT

Farmer’s Market Finds Have Major Health Benefits


Nutrition

Local farmer’s markets will be in full swing through October. This means plenty of time to cash in on the health benefits that fall produce has to offer. From broccoli to Swiss chard, these plants provide major benefits in the form of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. While visiting your local market this weekend, be sure to check out these finds and more. Below are some yummy and healthy Farmer’s Market finds, their health benefits, and how to prepare them.  Apples • Health Benefits: Rich in antioxidants which help prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. • Dip slices into Greek yogurt • Homemade applesauce • Sprinkle slices with cinnamon and bake Broccoli • Health Benefits: Excellent source of Vitamin … Continue reading

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