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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Tasty Tuna Burger

Ingredients

½ cup Homemade Mayonnaise, divided (see recipe)

1 egg white

2 4-ounce cans tuna (or salmon) in water, drained and flaked

¼ cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs

½ cup green onions, chopped

Optional spices: ½ teaspoon curry powder, chili powder, or cumin powder

Cooking spray

4 whole wheat buns, split

4 leaves lettuce

1 tomato, cut into thin slices

½ onion, cut into thin slices


Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup mayonnaise, egg white, tuna, breadcrumbs, green onions, and other optional spices. Mix well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into ¼-inch-thick patties.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray to reduce sticking. Heat skillet to medium-high heat, add patties, cover, and cook 3 minutes on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on each bun. Assemble burgers using lettuce, tomato, and onion.


Makes 4 servings

Nutritional information per serving; 1 patty with bun

Calories: 413; Fat: 16g; Saturated fat: 3g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 57mg; Sodium: 772mg; Carbohydrates: 35g; Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 35g; Vitamin A: 60%; Vitamin C: 26%; Calcium: 10%; Iron: 18%