7/1/15

Rethink Ramen - Part 2 - Broccoli Ramen Slaw


Last week we shared a recipe using Ramen, encouraging you to Rethink the Ramen of your college days. You loved it so much we thought maybe you'd enjoy another recipe using Ramen.

Broccoli Ramen Slaw (print recipe)

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 pkg (12 oz) broccoli or cabbage slaw (found near bagged salad or make your own!)
1/4 cup olive or canola oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts, lightly salted



Directions:
Combine all ingredients and stir to mix well.
Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.


Nutrition:
1/6 of recipe provides
150 calories
12g fat (1.5g saturated fat)
10g carbs
1g protein

Try it served as a garnish on grilled fish tacos!

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6/24/15

Rethink Ramen - Part 1 - Turkey Cabbage Ramen


At the mention of Ramen, images of your college days probably flash in your head. Oh the days of a $0.29 dinner!!

Most people would not classify Ramen as a health food. In fact, Yahoo Health ran an article in April of this year discussing the ingredients of Ramen. Here's an image they used to depict their message.






So is all Ramen bad? We don't think so. In fact, we think that we should Rethink Ramen. In our Market Street stores you can find Dr. McDougall's Ramen. Check out the ingredient list:

Organic noodles (organic wheat flour, brine, salt), miso powder (soybeans, rice, salt), soy protein, yeast extract, vegetables (green & white onion, garlic, wakame seaweed, shitake mushroom), vegan natural flavors, organic evaporated cane juice, tofu.

There's no super weird ingredients! In fact, you could technically make this using all the ingredients listed.

So using Dr. McDougall's Ramen, we have a recipe that will hopefully allow you to Rethink Ramen too!

This makes a really quick, one-pot dinner that adults and kids will love!

Turkey, Ramen and Cabbage(print recipe)

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 package (~20 oz) Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced (or grab a Fresh Cut onion from the produce department)
2 cups chicken broth (you could use low sodium too)
1, 12 oz package Dole Summer Cabbage Blend (found near bagged lettuces)
2 single serve cups Dr. McDougall's Ramen (only use the seasoning packet of one container)



Directions:
1. Brown the turkey in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Remove turkey from skillet and place in a large serving bowl.



2. Saute onions and olive oil until translucent.



3. Add cabbage mix, chicken broth and 1 seasoning packet and simmer 5-10 min or until the cabbage begins to soften.
 


4.  Crumble the Ramen noodles over the veggie mix and simmer for another 5 min or until noodles soften. Add the veggie mix to the turkey and stir to combine.




 
5. Serve immediately!



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6/17/15

3 benefits of dairy that you may not have known

As we celebrate National Dairy Month we want to show you 3 ways dairy can improve your health that you may not have known.

1. You can begin to bust high blood pressure at breakfast
  • Potassium is a mineral in milk that can regulates fluid balance and can help maintain a healthy blood pressure
  • Tip: Use milk instead of water in your oatmeal


2. You can whittle your waist at lunch
  • A 12-week study of 34 obese adults on a balanced, modestly reduced-calorie diet found that those who consumed a calcium-rich diet supplied by 3 servings of yogurt a day lost 22% more weight, 66% more body fat and 81% more trunk fat compared to those who simply reduced calories and consumed little or no dairy. (Int J of Obesity, 2005)
  • Tip: Add a cup of yogurt or a piece of string cheese to your lunch   


3. Dairy can offer positive post exercise nutrition
  • Emerging research shows that drinking milk, unflavored or chocolate, after a workout may be as effective as some commercial sports drinks in helping the body recover and rehydrate from exercise. (J Int Sport Nutr, 2008)
  • The protein in milk is easily digested and may enhance the repair of muscles so that you can recover faster.
  • Grab a portable milk or a smoothie made with milk and your favorite fruit of the season.
  • Tip: Horizon Organic Tetra Pak individual milks are portable and don’t require refrigeration before opening


Research shows the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, a balanced eating plan that includes two to three servings of dairy foods and eight to ten servings of fruits and vegetables, may help lower blood pressure and improve your weight. (National Dairy Council)