Tip of the Week: Too much salt
Many Americans exceed the recommended amount of salt consumption. Many foods already have high amounts of salt and sodium, so adding salt at the dinner table only builds on this. If you are having trouble kicking the salt habit, try adding hot pepper sauces to spice up meals, or combine a salt-free blend of herbs to add flavor to food.
Easy recipe: Tuna Melt Fries
2 (6-ounce) cans of tuna fish (packed in oil)
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 celery branches, diced
Salt and fresh ground pepper
1 (20-ounce) bag Alexia Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries
12 small slices of cheddar cheese
3 Roma tomatoes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain oil from tuna and add to a large mixing bowl. Add red onion, celery, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to the bowl, and combine ingredients. Set aside.
Bake the Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries according to the package instructions. When finished, top each fry with a spoonful of the tuna mixture, and top with a slice of cheddar cheese. Heat in oven until melted. Remove from the oven, and top each fry with a slice of Roma tomato. Serve immediately. Makes 12 to 15 servings
Did You Know?
March is National Nutrition Month, Berries and Cherries Month, National Peanut Month and Caffeine Awareness Month.
Which British cheese in the list is a Scottish goat's cheese?
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Wise to the Word: Reduce
Culinarily, to boil a liquid (usually stock, wine or a sauce mixture) rapidly until the volume is reduced by evaporation, thereby thickening the consistency and intensifying the flavor. Such a mixture is sometimes referred to as a “reduction.”
Number to Know
405: One venti mocha frappuccino with no whipped cream is 405 calories.
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