Salad Days

Nonna Joann • June 25th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Too Hot To Cook?
During the hot sultry days of summer, cooking can be the last thing on your mind. In warm weather our appetites decrease, but it’s important to get your five servings of fruit and vegetables.
Salads are not only simple to prepare, but refreshing as well. Salad recipes are an easy way to combine grains, fruits, [...]

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Nonna Joann • June 25th, 2009 • Salads & Sandwiches

Tomato Cucumber Salad
¼ red onion thinly sliced
2 tomatoes cut into wedges
1 cucumber halved and sliced
¼ cup (about half of a 6 ounce can) pitted ripe olives drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice (about the juice of one lemon)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate several hours.
Serve with [...]

Eat More Raw Food

Nonna Joann • June 23rd, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

The number one cause of illness is poor nutrition, according to former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop. He said, “Diet-related diseases account for 68 percent of all deaths.”
It’s well-established that how well you and your children feel depends on the food you eat. The good news is your body was created to heal and [...]

Apple, Carrot & Raisin Salad

Nonna Joann • March 17th, 2009 • Salads & Sandwiches

Apple, Carrot & Raisin Salad

This recipe is yummy and easy as counting 1, 2, 3. And even picky eaters love it!
3 to 4 medium peeled apples (any kind) chopped in small ½ inch pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 good sized carrots grated
1 cup raisins
½ cup mayonnaise (Mayonnaise spoils easily, a ¼ cup lemon juice and a [...]

What’s in the Food, When You Eat Out?

Nonna Joann • December 16th, 2008 • Mealtimes with Kids

I recently had lunch with my daughter, Joy. We ate at the Souper Salad restaurant near her office. The salad and soup (and now potato) bar approach is family-friendly, because it’s usually not expensive, each person chooses what they like to eat, and the best part is it’s all you can eat.
It’d been a while [...]

Left-Over Refrigerator Rice Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Too hot or too tired to cook? Throw together this quick and easy salad with refrigerator leftovers and items from your pantry. This is a refreshing meal for a hot day and a good way to clean out your refrigerator. For snappy meals make brown rice once a week, just heat up a portion for [...]

3-Grain Mexican Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

3-Grain Mexican Salad is a scrumptious dinner or a tastely dish to bring to a potluck. You’ll want to make enough to have planned-overs for lunch.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup each of cooked barley, brown rice, and defrosted corn.
1 15 oz can rinsed and drained black beans, ½ cup chopped green onions (about [...]

Overnight Broccoli Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Overnight Broccoli Salad
Mix together:
1 head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
1 large beefsteak tomato or 6 Roma salad, cut into bite-size pieces
1 small onion, chopped
12 ounces of Italian salad dressing:
Wisk together:
¾ cup each olive oil and red wine vinegar
1½ teaspoon dried oregano or basil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Mix every thing together in a [...]