Healthy recipes for happy tummies

I have two delicious reciptes to share with you, one a simple solution for a quick, healthy breakfast and the other, a mouth-watering dish for which the effort is far outstripped by scrumptuous outcome.

Having Sweet Potato Pudding for breakfast is a great way to load up on cancer-fighting beta-carotene. It takes just minutes to make if you keep cooked sweet potatoes or yams on hand.

Makes three 1/2-cup servings

1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup fortified soy or rice milk
1 cup cooked sweet potato or yam
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

Nutrition information per 1/2-cup serving:

Calories: 119
Fat: 1.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Calories from Fat: 10.1%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 3.7 g
Carbohydrates: 23.9 g
Sugar: 8.6 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Sodium: 40 mg
Calcium: 77 mg
Iron: 1.4 mg
Vitamin C: 7.7 mg
Beta-Carotene: 5541 micrograms (5.5 mg)
Vitamin E: 1.2 mg

Recipe from Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

Making a lovely dinner for a nice occasion doesn’t require a lot of rich and fatty ingredients. A light white fish dish takes around 15 minutes to bake and it contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids — the compounds that have been associated with lower risk for colon and prostate cancers.

Whitefish Papillote

Whitefish Papillote

(Recipe care of American Institute of Cancer Research – www.aicr.org)

White Fish en Papillote
Parchment cooking paper
Non-stick cooking spray
4, 3-oz. white fish fillets (such as Pacific cod, Pacific halibut, striped bass)
4 Tbsp. commercial tapenade, or see recipe below
Juice of 2 medium lemons (about 4 Tbsp.)
1/4 cup white wine (not too sweet, such as Pinot Grigio),
or may substitute with an equal amount of chicken broth or white grape juice.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare four 8” x 10” pieces of parchment paper by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Place one fish fillet in the middle of each piece of parchment paper. Spread 1 tbsp. of tapenade on each fillet. Top each with 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and 1 tbsp. white wine (or non-alcoholic substitute).

Form a packet around each fillet by folding over sides of parchment paper, forming a tight seal.

Place packets on baking sheet in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes for thinner fish, a little longer for thicker fillets. You can test doneness by opening one packet. When fillet has turned opaque, it is done.

Homemade Tapenade
2 cups black olives, preferably oil cured, pitted
3 anchovies, rinsed and patted dry (optional)
3 Tbsp. drained capers
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp. dried)
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is still coarse, but has a uniform consistency. Makes about 2 3/4 cups of tapenade.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving (with homemade tapenade): 135 calories, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrate, 16 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 290 mg sodium.

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Passionate in her concern for people, Lori Drummond has dedicated herself to helping others gain better health through better nutrition. That's why Good Health Consulting Inc. exists. The lifelong wellness disciple knows there are no magic wands to a healthy life, but that amazing results can follow careful, committed choices. A registered, clinical dietitian and learning-hungry entreprenuer, Lori wants to share her compassionate competency with you so that you might have a more active, extended life. So much life awaits you. Start making good choices today that will benefit you and your loved ones for years. Call Lori at 786-390-3540 or write to her at LDrummond_RD@earthlink.net

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