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The Perfect Side Dish
To WOW your partygoers, add a side dish filled with flavor and nutrition!
Baked Beans are easy to prepare and packed with protein and fiber. Go easy on the bacon and added fat.
Pasta Salad, prepared with whole-wheat pasta, onions, black olives, cherry tomatoes, shredded mozzarella cheese, and low fat Italian dressing, is loaded with complex carbohydrates, calcium and healthy fat.
Fruit Salad: A blend of watermelon, cantaloupe, white seedless grapes, and blueberries makes a colorful centerpiece. It also provides antioxidants and phytochemicals, plus fluids to help hydrate the body.
Spinach-Asparagus Salad with Strawberry Dressing: Combine 1/2 cup whole strawberries, 3/4 cup orange juice, 2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 4 tsp honey, and 1/8 tsp salt in a blender until mixed and slightly chunky. Place 10 cups trimmed spinach leaves, 1 lb. asparagus (blanched, drained, and cut into bite-size pieces), 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, and 1/2 cup toasted almond slivers in a large bowl. Pour on dressing, toss and serve. Makes 10-12 cup servings, 1-cup each.
Good-bye summer…it’s been wonderful.