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Healthy Recipes: Grilled Pizza with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Feta

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Eggplant Whole Wheat Pizza

For this Greek-style pizza, eggplant slices are grilled, chopped and tossed with fresh tomatoes, feta and mint; the mixture is spread on the pizza to finish cooking. Yield: 4 servings, one 6-inch pizza each Total Time: 45 minutes Prep Time: 45 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough (recipe follows) or other prepared dough 1 large eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 2 large vine-ripened ...

Healthy Recipes: Citrus Berry Smoothie

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Citrus Berry Smoothie

This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants. Getting plenty of antioxidant-rich foods makes sense for active people, since free radicals are produced any time the body’s cells process oxygen. Servings: 1 Yield: 1 smoothie, about 2 cups Total Time: 5 minutes Prep Time: 5 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1.  1 1/4 cups fresh berries 2.  3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt 3.  1/2 cup orange juice 4.  2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk 5.  1 tablespoon toasted wheat ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Marinate the shrimp (Step 1) for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 2) for ...

There’s a new appreciation for vitamin C

Posted by Jim Wood on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
Green peppers are highi vitamin C

Vitamin C burst into prominence back in the 1970s, when Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling claimed that high doses could stop cancer and might be the long-sought cure for the common cold. Alas, neither claim has quite held up under scrutiny. Vitamin C doesn’t prevent colds. Nor does taking large doses slow or stop cancer. But Pauling’s instincts were not entirely wrong. There are still many sound reasons to get plenty of C. What it does Researchers have ...