Nutri-bites

Flat Out Good Chicken

This chicken entrée boasts big flavors, including that of garlic.  Garlic is a great source of manganese, vitamins B6 and C, and selenium.  Some research suggests that these nutrients may prevent cancer cell growth in intestines.  Garlic also may help lower the risk of stomach, colon, and breast cancers.

Broccoli and Kale Frittata

As members of the cruciferous family of vegetables, broccoli and kale power this frittata with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals known as glucosinolates.  Glucosinolates break down into several biologically active compounds that are being studied for possible cancer-protective effects

Creamy Polenta

A staple of northern Italy, polenta is a dish made from coarsely ground bits of corn.  Whole grain cornmeal contains all the nutrients present in corn, including fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and several phytonutrients.  Because cornmeal doesn’t contain gluten, it is also a good alternative to flour for people who have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

Minestrone Soup

Swiss chard leaves add flavor, texture, and nutrition to this hearty warm-your-soul minestrone soup.  A member of the beet family, chard boasts an impressive nutrition profile.  In addition to being an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, chard’s antioxidants and phytonutrients may offer protection against oxidative stress and inflammation-associated diseases.

 Kale Quinoa Salad

Juicy red grapes are a sweet surprise in this delicious and thoroughly nutritious salad.  Red grapes contain resveratrol, a polyphenol antioxidant concentrated in the skins of the grapes.  Studies show that resveratrol has the potential to stop cancer from starting in the breast, as well as in the liver, stomach and lymphatic system.

FVFFH Oatmeal Cookies

Natural peanut butter, made with 100% ground peanuts, adds richness and nutrition to these crave-worthy cookies.  Developed in the late 1800s and promoted as a health food at the 1904 St. Louis World’s fair, peanut butter contains high amounts of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats.  The monounsaturated fats found in peanut butter may help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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