|May Nutrition Notes
As we welcome the warmer weeks ahead, enjoy this light, heart-healthy recipe that can be used on its own as a side, or expanded to become a complete meal. For more protein, add chickpeas, pumpkin seeds or slivered almonds, or a filet of your favorite fish. These simple ingredients pack a nutritional punch! Promote heart health and help lower blood pressure with walnuts, a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Well known for their powerful antioxidant vitamin C, oranges also contain flavanones, health-promoting compounds that help protect us from conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Aside from being a source of protein and fiber, brown rice’s high magnesium content supports healthy hearts by regulating blood pressure and offsetting sodium in the body.
Orange Mint Rice Salad
Calories 240; Total Fat 7 g; Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 13g; Protein 6g
3 cups of cooked brown rice
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
½ cup chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Peel & segment two oranges; set aside.
2. Squeeze juice from remaining orange; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine rice, orange segments, raisins, mint and walnuts. Add orange juice. Toss well.
4. Salt and pepper to taste.
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