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5 a day : the better health cookbook : savor the flavor of fruits and vegetables
Pivonka, Elizabeth.
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Emmaus, Penn. : Rodale, 2002.
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249 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Imagine if there was a way to: Get the fruits and vegetables you need without effort. Make one simple and delicious meal that provides 100% of the servings you need for an entire day. Incorporate more vegetables into your family meals without their suspecting a thing. There is!... and it's all right here in 5 A Day: The Better Health Cookbook. Fruits and vegetables -- whether fresh, canned, dried, or frozen -- are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that help your body fight off a host of health problems. Who wouldn't jump at the chance to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and protect themselves and their families from diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases? You and your family can start living longer, healthier lives today. That's right -- eating just 5 servings of colorful, versatile fruits and vegetables can bring you health benefits beyond comparison. And 5 A Day: The Better Health Cookbook shows you just how simple -- and delicious! -- eating for better health can be. Besides offering you creative, easy-to-make recipes, 5 A Day also gives you lots of ideas for making a small change or addition to an existing recipe to help you reach your 5 a day goal in a snap. You'll reap the countless health rewards of a variety of wonderful foods, including Mexican Steak with Fruit Skewers, Crispy Beer-Batter Onion Rings, and Banana-Apple Sherbet. Please your family with Honey-Dijon Chicken, Mediterranean Pasta Salad, and Plumberry Granita. Feast on Grilled Southwestern Shrimp, Cherokee Corn and Beans with Acorn Squash, and Baked Apple Fritters. Better health is just one mouthwatering meal away. Enjoy every bite! 5 A Day: The Better Health Cookbook includes more than 150 delicious, easy recipes your family will love; at-a-glance fruit and vegetable servings with every recipe; a 7-day menu plan that shows you how easy it is to make healthy food choices; 7 power menus, each packing all your 5 a day needs into one fantastic meal.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Pivonka, R.D., Ph.D., is the president of the Produce for Better Health Foundation
Barbara Berry, M.S., R.D., is vice president of programs for the Foundation. She oversees the Foundation's education, marketing, communication, and research programs

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Booklist Review

Dieticians and health advocates continue to urge people to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diets. Thanks to modern transportation, Americans no longer have to endure winters with only root vegetables and other canned and frozen produce. Vegetables and fruits arrive daily in supermarkets from Florida, California, and South America. Elizabeth Pivonka and Barbara Berry follow the health establishment's recommendation that people consume five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. In 5 a Day: The Better Health Cookbook, they explain the myriad benefits and disease protections offered by fruit and vegetable consumption. Then they show how to use these fruits and vegetables as part of a daily diet. Realists, they do not shun meat entirely, but they explain how to supplement animal products to achieve nutritional goals in all parts of the meal: appetizer, main course, and dessert.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Based on the results of a study they conducted, Robinson, who writes in the field of consumer health, and Brown, a specialist of women's medical issues, advocate a solution to alleviate what they call the "body blues." Characterized by such symptoms as weight gain, problems sleeping, fatigue and a decreased interest in sex, this condition, according to the authors, is caused by low serotonin activity. Brown and Robinson describe this as an annoying physiological condition that results from hormonal interactions occurring over a female's lifetime and whose chemical complexities are detailed at length here. Their findings from the controlled study and interviews they conducted with 112 women indicated that the "body blues" could be greatly relieved by a treatment they designed and named the "Levity Program." Consisting of bright light, brisk walking and six vitamins and minerals, these recommendations for mood elevation are drug free and virtually harmless. Walking five times weekly and getting more natural light has been suggested elsewhere by medical providers as beneficial to overall health. The suggested "antidepressant cocktail," a combination of vitamins, is available at any drug or health food store; however, the authors do promote their own all-in-one tablet. This will interest readers of alternative health literature and those who are convinced by the "body blues" theory. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

5 A Day: The Better Health Planp. 1
A Week's Worth of 5 A Day Menusp. 27
5 A Day Power Menusp. 33
Breakfasts, Beverages, and Smoothiesp. 36
Appetizers, Salsas, and Chutneysp. 54
Soups, Stews, and Bisquesp. 86
Fruit Saladsp. 98
Vegetable Saladsp. 112
Main-Dish Salads, Pasta, and Morep. 126
Meat and Poultryp. 144
Fish and Shellfishp. 158
Side Dishesp. 172
Dessertsp. 212
Creditsp. 228
Indexp. 235
Conversion Chartp. 250

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