Summer RecipesMay 31, 2012
These light and easy summer recipes from Jennifer Ventrelle MS RD CPT help you incorporate more fruit and vegetables into your diet.
Traditional pizza is loaded with carbohydrates, fat and sodium. Using a portobella mushroom cap instead of pizza crust is a great way to cut back on carbs and increase veggies! Mushrooms are a rich source of fiber and potassium, making them filling and heart healthy. Top this pizza with any veggies, lean protein and fresh or dried herbs to get a different taste each time.
Summer Fruit with Honey-Yogurt Sauce
Dessert can be healthy! Yogurt contains probiotics; friendly bacterial that help keep your digestive tract healthy and regular. Yogurt is a great addition to your breakfast, lunch or a healthy snack since it is also an excellent source of protein! Greek yogurt has even more protein; about double compared to regular yogurt and only half the carbs! Add citrus fruits or juices (lemons/limes/pineapple) to fruits like apples that brown easily to keep them looking and tasting fresh.