Farmer's Market Finds: Tips & Recipes (cont.)
Farmer's Market Recipes
Here are some recipes in which you can use those fabulous farmer's market finds.
Strawberry Light Lemonade
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1/2 cup canned fruit in heavy syrup or 1 portion fresh fruit
Add more or less Splenda and sugar depending on your taste preference.
2 cups sliced or halved strawberries
Per serving: 97 calories, 1 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 0.3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1.5 g fiber, 1 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 3%.
Farmer's Market Pasta Salad
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 cup ''entree salad with starchy foods, light salad dressing'' + 1/2 cup ''vegetables without added fat.'' OR 1 1/2 cups ''hearty stews, chili, bean soup.'' OR 1 portion ''frozen dinner light, pasta or rice dish with meat or fish or vegetarian with light sauce'' + 1/2 cup ''vegetables with 1 tsp fat maximum.''
Feel free to add or substitute ingredients to incorporate the items that you find this weekend at your farmer's market.
About 8 cups cooked, drained, whole-wheat blend pasta (rotini or penne)
*To toast pine nuts, just add to small nonstick frying pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until they are lightly brown. This takes only a few minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 370 calories, 16 g protein, 58 g carbohydrate, 11 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 6-10 g fiber (depending on whether your pasta is partial or full whole wheat), 171 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 25%.
Grilled Chicken with Pretty Peach Sauce
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 serving of ''lean meat and moderate fat meat without added fat'' + 1 portion fresh fruit.
1/2 cup orange juice
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 253 calories, 40 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 7.4 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 108 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 95 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 27%.
Published June 16, 2006.
SOURCE: ''Natural/Organic Sales to Grow Another 63% by 2010: Report,'' Progressive Grocer, May 24, 2006.
Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2006 Elaine Magee
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the ''Recipe Doctor'' for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic and the author of numerous books on nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.
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