Recipes for Health

imageHealthy eating is one way to obtain and maintain your good health.  At some point we have all heard "you are what you eat."  Well this is so true, eating a well balanced diet and healthy foods will help manage or eliminate some health concerns and assist in keeping you stress free.

Our "Recipes For Health" page will feature heart healthy, mind and body strengthing recipes from a variety of sources, be it salads, wraps, complete meals, refreshing drinks or fun foods.  So let's get cooking.

Bon Appetit

Recipe: Thai Green Beans We love Thai food, with its sweet and hot sauces and flavors of cilantro or Thai basil. Here we add the tastes of Thailand to our favorite green beans to make a side dish that pleases people of all ages. We also use this sauce over grilled white fish and chicken. Makes 4 servings.

1 pound green beans
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼ teaspoon sugar substitute
1/8 to ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or Thai basil
2 tablespoons crushed or chopped unsalted dry roasted peanuts

1.  Cook the green beans in boiling water to cover until just crisp. Drain and return to the pot.
2.  Combine the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar substitute, red pepper flakes, garlic, and lime juice. Toss with the green beans.
Just before serving, stir in the cilantro and top with the peanuts.

Per serving: 80 calories (37% calories from fat), 3.5 g total fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 3g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 285 mg potassium.