June 26, 2010

Blueberry Parfait

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Food, Health, Recipes tagged , , , , , at 7:27 am by Liliana

Blueberries are in season

Blueberries are in season

Blueberries are in season.

One of the most nutritious and delicious fruits, blueberries can be eaten in an infinite variety of ways.

You can make this easy-to-prepare recipe with blueberries or any one of your favorite fruits for a quick and elegant dessert.

Indulge yourself or impress a guest.

Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 oz low-fat yogurt
  • 1 TBS chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp grated dark chocolate

Directions:

  1. Layer yogurt and blueberries in 2 wine glasses.
  2. Top with chopped walnuts.
  3. Sprinkle grated chocolate

Serves 2

June 5, 2010

Summer Fruit Salad

Posted in Food, Health, Recipes tagged , , , , , , at 6:39 am by Liliana

Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad

Try this refreshing, delicious and nutritious summer salad. It could make a lovely treat or an exotic and elegant side dish.

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
• 1 medium sized pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 4 oranges, segments cut out from membrane
• 1 large papaya, cut into pieces
• 2 TBS sliced almonds

Directions:
1. Cut fruit and mix together.
2. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Source: George Mateljan

April 24, 2010

Fresh Strawberries

Posted in Food, Health, Home, Recipes tagged , , , , , , at 7:31 am by Liliana

Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries, the most popular berries in the world, are abundant in stores and markets at this time of year. They are delicious, sweet, inexpensive and very healthy.

Strawberries are a highly nutritious fruit and contain a large number of vitamins and minerals that contribute to a balanced, healthy diet.

One cup of sliced fresh strawberries has:

  • Calories  – 50
  • Protein  – 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates  – 11.65 grams
  • Dietary Fiber  – 3.81 grams
  • Calcium – 23.24 mg
  • Iron  – 0.63 mg
  • Magnesium  – 16.60 mg
  • Phosphorus  – 31.54 mg
  • Potassium – 44.82 mg
  • Selenium – 1.16 mg
  • Vitamin C  – 94.12 mg
  • Foliate  – 29.38 mcg
  • Vitamin – A 44.82 IU

A Few Serving Ideas:

  • Add sliced strawberries to a green salad and top with goat or blue cheese.
  • Make an elegant parfait by layering sliced strawberries, blueberries and plain yogurt in a fancy glass.
  • Serve chopped strawberries as a topping for waffles and pancakes. Mix with cinnamon, lemon juice and maple syrup for a delicious combination.
  • Add strawberries to your fruit smoothies.
  • Melt some dark chocolate and make chocolate covered strawberries.