Winter Fruit & Vegetables Tips, Recipes (cont.)
Tangerine: (December-February, some varieties)
Winter Squash: (November-September for some varieties and August-December for others)
Winter Fruit and Vegetable Recipes
Roasted Garlic & Parsley Green Beans
An easy way to dress up green beans.
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
*To roast garlic: Lay a sheet of foil on a flat surface. Cut about 1/4 inch off the pointed end of a whole garlic bulb. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over the exposed cloves; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap foil around the garlic and bake 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees until soft.
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 83 calories, 3 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 50 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 43%.
This recipe makes individual desserts. You can make them ahead of time, pop them in the microwave to warm them up, then top off with a cookie-size scoop of light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Yield: 8 servings
Per serving (not including ice cream): 195 calories, 4 g protein, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5.5 g fiber, 100 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 17%.
Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2007 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.
SOURCES: ESHA Research Food Processor II Nutritional Analysis Software. Melissa's Great Book of Produce, Cathy Thomas, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.
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