There is so much variety and creativity when it comes to food and meal planning, it is truly a misconception that eating healthy is restrictive, boring and tasteless. “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition Month, which is celebrated in March each year. This also is the topic of the next nutrition program at McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Yardley scheduled for Thursday, April 24th at 10:00am.
Consumer research indicates that taste tops nutrition as to why one food is purchased over another. With that said, we need to work on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that meet the US dietary guidelines. To help us achieve our goal, McCaffrey’s Executive Chef Eric Blackshire will be on hand to prepare a palate- pleasing dish that will contain fresh, whole ingredients. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Chef Eric’s creation and ask questions regarding recipes and cooking techniques. Registered Dietitian Jill Kwasny will provide the latest information as to how to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” With a few tweaks here and there, it is encouraging how some simple dietary changes can improve overall health and well-being.
McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Yardley is located in the Edgewood Village Shopping Center, 635 Heacock Road. The class meets in the upstairs bistro area. Please RSVP to Jill Kwasny at Nutritionist@McCaffreys.com or leave a message at 215-750-7713.
Chick Pea Salad with Tomatoes
Enjoy this fresh and tasty recipe adapted from the American Heart Association all year long. For more healthful recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.
1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas (no added salt), drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped
¼ small red or yellow onion, sliced
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
- Add all the ingredients into a large bowl.
- Stir to combine and serve.
168 calories, 4.5 g fat, .5 g saturated fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 25 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein