(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide your family to healthier snacks and meals or simply trying to mix up your at-home menu, success can be as simple as rethinking the ingredients you choose to use, including your favorite produce, such as grapes.
Fresh California grapes, for example, make for an ideal snack because they are tasty, healthy, hydrating and refreshing, but grapes can also be used to make good-for-you dishes that are also satisfying and delicious. Grapes of all colors – red, green and black – are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. Plus, they are naturally fat-free, cholesterol-free and contain virtually no sodium.
Try recipes like Moroccan Grape and Grilled Chicken Bowls with Grape Vinaigrette, Spiced Chickpeas and Grapes with Yogurt, and Cauliflower Steaks with Grapes to pair heart-healthy grapes with other nutritious ingredients and add variety and fresh appeal in the kitchen.
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Moroccan Grape and Grilled Chicken Bowls with Grape Vinaigrette
Couscous:1 cup Israeli couscous2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced1/2 cup tomatoes, diced1/2 cup parsley, leaves only1 1/2 teaspoons ras el hanout (Moroccan spice blend)1 teaspoon salt
Chicken:2 chicken breasts (8 ounces each)1 tablespoon harissa paste1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 teaspoon salt
Vinaigrette:1/4 cup green California grapes1 lemon, juice only1 preserved lemon, rind only1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons cilantro, choppedsalt, to tasteground black pepper, to taste1 cup red California grapes, halved1/2 cup sliced almonds, toastedTo make couscous: Cook couscous in boiling salted water. Drain, rinse with cold water and combine with olive oil. Add carrots, tomatoes, parsley leaves, ras el hanout and salt. Mix well and set aside.To make chicken: Heat grill to medium-high heat.Rub chicken breasts with harissa
By: Dick Benson
Title: Support Your Immune System with Grapes
Sourced From: alternativemedicine.com/support-your-immune-system-with-grapes/
Published Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:43:45 +0000
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