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You Are What You Wheat

As part of our “Take 5 for Heart Health” campaign, LMC dietitian Laura Stepp was a guest on WIS-TV this week to talk about whole grains. Check out her interview and the great information she shared in the link below.

Here is a picture of Laura with WIS news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank after the interview.

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Eat Right: Color Your Plate with Salad

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some excellent tips for building delicious and nutritious salads. Try one today!

Arugula & Grissini
Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each list below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy!

Start with Leafy Greens
Arugola
Green or Read leaf lettuce
Iceberg Lettuce
Boston or Bibb lettuce
Mixed greens
Napa cabbage
Radicchio
Romaine
Spinach

broccoliSelect from Vegetables, Fruits and Beans
(chopped, diced, shredded, sliced or whole)

Vegetables
Artichoke hearts
Bean sprouts
Beets
Bell pepper
Broccoli or cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Corn
Cucumbers
Onions
Peas
Radishes
Sugar snap peas
Tomatoes
Water chestnuts
Zucchini

fruit_2Fruits
Dried cranberries or cherries
Apple
Blueberries
Grapes
Mandarin oranges
Melon
Pears
Raisins
Strawberries

Beans
Black beans
Chickpeas
Edamame (soybeans)
Kidney or red beans
Navy or white beans

Sprinkle on Extras

Cheese
Blue cheese
Cheddar
Feta
Mozzarella
Parmesan

peanuts3Nuts
Almonds
Cashews
Peanuts
Pecans
Walnuts

Other
Avocado
Bacon bits
Chow mein noodles
Croutons
Olives
Sunflower seeds

For a Main Dish Salad
Beef
Chicken
Ham
Hard-cooked egg
Salmon
Shrimp
Tofu
Tuna
Turkey

Suggested combinations
~Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado and shrimp
~Mixed greens, chicken strips, melon, walnuts and feta cheese
~Spinach, red onion, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds