The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services observes National Women’s Health Week May 11 – 17, 2014. Take time this week to consider your own health status. Many of us routinely ponder ways to improve our health such as taking time to exercise, eating more vegetables, trying to reduce stress — and the list goes on. If you have a health goal in mind, take small steps and make sure it is realistic for your lifestyle.
When it comes to women’s health, nutrition plays an important role. Heart disease and cancer are two of the leading causes of death among women in the U.S. Consuming a healthy diet may help to reduce the risk of developing these diseases. Choosing healthy foods begins in the grocery store. Dietitians can help you understand what foods are appropriate for you.
Your Hy-Vee dietitians can teach you how to read the food label and make food product suggestions. Make an appointment for personal shopping assistance by calling your Hy-Vee dietitians at 243-6162.
Grilled Tilapia with Strawberry-Cucumber Salsa
Source: Hy-Vee Test Kitchen
All you need:
1 cup finely chopped strawberries
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp lemon juice, divided
Hy-Vee salt and Hy-Vee pepper, to taste
1 tbsp Hy-Vee Select olive oil
1 pound tilapia (about 4 fillets)
All you do:
1. To make strawberry-cucumber salsa, combine strawberries, cucumber, green onions, cilantro and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together oil and remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Brush tilapia with oil mixture; season with salt and pepper.
3. Heat grill to medium heat. Place a large piece of aluminum foil on grill rack. Place tilapia on foil and grill 4 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
4. Top each fillet with strawberry salsa prior to serving.
Nutrition information per serving: 160 calories, 6 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugar, 23 g protein
Daily nutritional values: 2% vitamin A, 50% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 6% iron
For more information, contact your Clinton Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian. This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.