It's Heart Healthy Month!

 Why Dark Chocolate is Healthy

  • About a square of dark chocolate a day can lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • It helps prevent wrinkles because antioxidants can protect against sun-induced damage, and improve blood flow to the skin.
  • Look for 70-80% Cocoa on the label, to ensure youa re getting yhe health benefits of dark chocolate.
  • But remember, it still has sugar and fat, so stick to one square per day.
  • if you want to snack on some chocolate this Valentine's day, make it dark!

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Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Oat Bars 
yields: 6 bars

 



Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups pitted dates

1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts

2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced


Directions:

 1. Pulse dates, nuts, and oats in the food processor until combined.

2. Press the date mixture into the bottom of 9-by-inch loaf pan

3. Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture.


Nutrition Facts for one serving (1 bar):

Calories: 170kcal
Carbohydrates
:29.5g
Fat
: 4.3g
Protein
: 1.8g
Cholesterol
: 0mg
Sodium
: 6.3mg
Sugars
:26.5g
Fiber: 1.16g


 

 

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Strawberry-Mint Spritzer

Ingredients

1 ½ cups seltzer water or Perrier water

½ cup 100% juice

½ cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered

4 mint leaves

Directions

1.     Combine seltzer water, juice, strawberries, and mint in a pitcher. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

2.     Pour into glasses with ice.

Serves 2

Nutrition information per serving: 1 cup

Calories: 33; Total fat: 0g; Saturated fat: 0g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 0g; Vitamin A: 1%; Vitamin C: 21%; Calcium: 2%; Iron: 1%