Get out the grill and add a green salad

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Here’s a tangy, refreshing, healthy side salad to accompany a summer grill meal (for Memorial Weekend, maybe?) Combine: 1 small avocado, peeled, cored and mashed 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 tablespoons low-fat Greek yogurt 1-3 tablespoons … Continue reading

Boston Bibb Blintzes: a low-calorie, highly nutritious treat

 

Ingredients (per serving):

  • 3 large leaves Boston Bibb lettuce
  • .75 cup loosely packed non-fat cottage cheese
  • 20 grams raisins, finely chopped
  • 14 grams pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • a smidgeon each of salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine cottage cheese, raisins, pecans, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide mixture into three portions and plop each portion onto the center of a bibb leaf.
  3. Fold the sides in and roll from bottom to top to make a little packet of each.
  4. Pick one up with your fingers and enjoy. Try not to keep saying, “Yum. Yum.”

Do you indulge in any divinely nutritious treats? 

295 calories (3 blintzes per serving): with iron; calcium; vitamin C; and fiber.

V is for Volunteer: it’s good for you, but pay attention to the caveat

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This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can we live well, despite problems?  Volunteer: it’s good for you! (Say the researchers and writers at Harvard Health Watch) Volunteering has mental health benefits: … Continue reading