Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pass on the E Coli this Fourth of July

Happy and healthy Fourth of July!  With BBQ's a few hours away I wanted to share a great resource for food safety tips as food borne illnesses skyrocket on this holiday (especially this year with temperatures reaching record highs in many parts of the country).  Have fun, make healthy choices, and be safe.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baked Plums With Yogurt- Yum!

Try this delicious recipe for breakfast and get your daily dose of fiber, calcium and vitamin D with an antioxidant power punch!  If you are not allergic to nuts, the plums are delicious when sprinkled with shaved almonds.  Enjoy!

Baked Plums with yogurt (serves 3):


• 6 ripe purple plums

• 2 tsp honey or agave

• Plain nonfat or lowfat Greek yogurt, to serve


• Pit and halve the plums. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

• Place the plums, cut side up, in a small baking dish so that they fit snugly.

• Spoon the honey over the plums.

• Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes until the plums are soft.

• Serve cold with yogurt spooned over the top (1/2 cup per person).  Sprinkle with sliced almonds or other nut of choice if desired for an added protein punch!  Enjoy...