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Healthy Recipes of the Month

Avoiding Common Nutrition Mistakes

There's a huge amount of nutrition information available nowadays from all kinds of different sources. It often seems as if there are new recommendations and guidance being released almost every single day. With all of the different advice out there, it can be tough sometimes to keep track of the details.

Even when you think you know the facts, you may be missing key details that could make a difference in your decisions about what to eat. For example, many people believe that conveniently packaged food that's quick to prepare can't be very healthy.

As this month's recipe from Good Housekeeping magazine shows, if you choose wisely, you can find products that offer a good combination of convenience and nutrition and that taste great, too! Staying up to date on recommendations and having complete information is always helpful when you're deciding what to eat. To help you make the best nutrition decisions for yourself and your family, Cooking Light magazine has put together a colorful set of tips to help you avoid many other common nutrition mistakes.

A Fast (Healthy) Feast

Each one-cup container of Minute Rice's Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley, the latest variety in the company's instant microwaveable line, includes a blend of quinoa, rye, barley, and brown rice - more than a day's worth of your whole grain quota. Just 60 seconds in the microwave and a few minutes of chopping gets you ready to enjoy a delicious, healthy bowl. This dish can be served as a standalone side or mix in additional ingredients to make a complete meal.

Mideastern Bowl

Toss 1 cooked multi-grain bowl with:
1/3 cup chickpeas
1/3 red pepper, chopped
3 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cucumber, diced
2 tsp. reduced-fat feta crumbles
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. olive oil

Serves 1; 400 calories, 12 grams of fiber

"A Fast (Healthy) Feast" adapted from: Good Housekeeping, October 2012

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