Go Red for Women! Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness of heart disease among women — it’s still the number one killer of women and all Americans! This year is the 10th anniversary of the campaign. Here’s 10 red foods that mark the occasion:
1. Red Berry Squares
Make sugar free strawberry-flavored gelatin mixed with fresh strawberries and raspberries. Cut into squares before serving.
2. Frozen Watermelon Bites
Alternate frozen cubes of watermelon and mint leaves on a skewer and serve cold.
3. Ravin’ Red Smoothie
Blend 1 cup low-fat yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and 1 frozen banana.
4. Red Pasta
Cook whole-wheat spaghetti and top with low-sodium marinara sauce, diced tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes.
5. Baked Red Apple Dessert
Fill 1 whole red apple (cored) with ¼ cup chopped almonds, ¼ cup dried sugar bubbles.
6. Perfect Polenta
Cook polenta and mix with roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper and sun-dried tomato.
7. Stuffed Red Bell Peppers
Stuff 1 red bell pepper (cored) with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 1/4 diced red onion, 1/4 cup ground turkey (browned), 1 tbsp. parsley, salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until pepper is heated through.
8. Red Bean Salsa
Combine 2 cups red beans, ½ cup diced red onions, 1 cup diced red tomato, ¼ cup diced jalapeño (remove seeds), ¼ cup chopped parsley, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, salt and pepper.
9. Roasted Red Cabbage Salad
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups chopped red cabbage (roasted), ½ cup red onion (thinly sliced and sautéed), ¼ cup red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. olive oil and sea salt.
10. Grilled Tomato Gazpacho
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