Power Foods

Monday, February 21, 2011

Power Foods

Did you know that many of our everyday favorite ingredients—including berries, tomatoes, and nuts—are among the healthiest foods on earth, and by simply incorporating more of them into our everyday meals, we can all lead healthier lives? Power Foods by Martha Stewart's Whole Living has created 150 fantastic recipes to help you do just that. The book is organized into chapters on breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, the recipes are accompanied by simple instructions and beautiful photographs to keep you inspired to eat well at any time of the day.

Recipes include:
Breakfast: Pecan Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote; Mushroom and Scallion Frittata
Starters and Snacks: Sweet Potato Hummus; Beet Chips
Sandwiches and Wraps: Salmon Salad and Curried Egg on Multigrain Bread; Kiwifruit Summer Roll
Soups and Stews: Golden Pepper Soup; Chili with Chicken and Beans
Salads: Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds; Endive, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad
Main Dishes: Citrus-Roasted Salmon with Spring Pea Sauce; Soba Noodle, Tofu, and Vegetable Stir-fry; Turkey Cutlets with Tomatoes and Capers
Side Dishes: Cauliflower and Barley Salad with Toasted Almonds; Edamame Succotash
Desserts: Lemon Cream with Blackberries; Double Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscotti

Also included in the book is research-backed information about the health benefits and disease-fighting properties of 38 power foods, along with nutritional data and helpful tips on storing, preparing, and cooking them. You’ll learn all about stocking a healthy pantry, eating seasonally, understanding food labels, and when it’s best to splurge for organic ingredients.

These 38 Power Foods are:
-Asparagus
-Artichokes
-Avocados
-Beets
-Bell Peppers
-Broccoli
-Brussels Sprouts
-Carrots
-Kale
-Mushrooms
-Spinach
-Sweet Potatoes
-Swiss Chard
-Tomatoes
-Winter Squash
-Apricots
-Berries
-Citrus
-Kiwifruits
-Papayas
-Pears
-Brown Rice
-Oats
-Quinoa
-Dried Beans
-Green Peas
-Soybeans/Edamame
-Almonds
-Pecans
-Pistachios
-Walnuts
-Flaxseed
-Pumpkin Seeds
-Eggs
-Yogurt
-Sablefish
-Rainbow Trout
-Wild Alaskan Salmon

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