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Apple Chutney

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This simple recipe only has five ingredients and can be used multiple ways. Whether you are making dinner, need a good sandwich spread, or just need something nice to bring to a holiday party, this recipe will work! Oh and the best part….it’s healthy.

Here’s a list of ideas for getting the most out of your Apple Chutney:

  • Serve with pork, chicken, or salmon for a simple and festive dinner
  • Serve as an addition to a cheese and meat platter
  • Puree it and use it as a glaze on a winter squash (think hard outer shells – butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash)
  • Make a sweet dip by adding it to Greek yogurt
  • Add it to a sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar (white, or apple cider)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • ¼-½ teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat to low simmer, and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding 1 tablespoon of water as needed.
  3. Partially mash with fork when cooking is complete.

 

 

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic

Need a simple and healthy side during this hectic back to school season? Here is a nutritious recipe you can get in the oven in under 10 minutes!

Roasting fresh asparagus enhances the flavor and keeps it crispy. This nutritious and delicious vegetable is loaded with Vitamins A, B, C and iron. This dish works great as an appetizer at lunch or dinner, or as a side dish for grilled chicken, fish, or tofu.

IngredientsAsparagus

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus (medium width)
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seed oil or almond oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, as garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse asparagus and break off tough ends.
  2. Place asparagus in a shallow roasting pan and coat with oil. Sprinkle with garlic and salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Roast uncovered for 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness of of spears), shaking pan occasionally. Serve with lemon wedges.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa

Looking for a good summer salad recipe? This is it! Tested in our kitchen, we guarantee you will love taking advantage of in season produce with this salad.

Strawberry salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, warmed
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 2/3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 clementine, peeled and separated
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Preparation

  1. Start with spinach in a salad bowl.
  2. Add quinoa, black beans, strawberries, clementine. Lightly drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss.
  3. Top with walnuts and goat cheese.
Enjoy!

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Serves: Six

Total Time: Less than 10 minutesRed Tomatoes

Ingredients:
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella (about the size of a tennis ball)
  • 1 handful of basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella
  2. Arrange tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves on a dish
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste

This simple salad takes advantage of the best seasonal produce that summer has to offer: tomatoes and fresh basil! Even better – there’s no cooking required!

Because there are so few ingredients, this is recipe of a good place to use a high quality olive oil and a really fresh mozzarella cheese (the kind that comes packed in water).

Happy National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month. This year, the National Nutrition Month theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” When it comes to consumers making food choices, the number one deciding factor is taste! Therefore, this month we are focusing on enjoying healthy food. Sound impossible?

 

Try these simple and healthy recipes provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – you just might change your mind!

National Nutrition Month 2014 Healthy Recipes include:

  • Chickpea Salad
  • Coo-Chi Chicken Tenders
  • Speedy Stir-Fry Rice
  • Fruit Kabobs with Fluffy Fruit Dip