Cooking With Grapes

For years wine has been touted for promoting a healthy heart. More recently though, we've learned that it's not wine, but rather, the grapes themselves that reduce the risk of heart disease. Try one of these recipes this week to add more grapes to your diet.

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Easy Fruit Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use this fruit salad to Power Up lasagna night. Add a side of roasted broccoli and you're set.

75% fiber foods – strawberries, tangerine, pineapple, blueberries, red grapes, fresh mint, broccoli
25% foods – lasagna, dressing

Kale, Grape and Farro Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pack this salad for lunch. Mini sweet peppers and carrots would make a nice crunchy side.

75% fiber foods – farro, grapes, kale, sweet peppers, carrots
25% foods – dressing, feta, walnuts

Recipe Note: Use half of the feta and walnuts to keep the 25% items in their zone.

Roasted Grapes and Brussels Sprouts

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your roasted Brussels sprouts to Power Up salmon night. A side of brown rice will finish off the meal.

75% fiber foods – Brussels sprouts, grapes, brown rice 
25% foods – walnuts, olive oil, salmon

Broccoli Grape Cucumber Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This salad would be a wonderful side to a black bean soup.

75% fiber foods – broccoli, cucumber, grapes, black beans, garlic, onions, tomatoes
25% foods – bacon, mayo

Recipe Note: Skip the bacon and use low-fat mayo to keep the saturated fat low in this recipe.   

Grape Slushie

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy this cooling treat with a chickpea salad sandwich

75% fiber foods – grapes, celery, onion, garbanzo beans, pickle, lettuce, tomato
25% foods – bread, mayo 


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