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Dietitian’s Dish – May 20, 2019

Hooray for the Red,White & Blue !
Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a remembrance of fallen American service members. Respect is shown by decorating with red, white and blue. Plan a patriotic menu to show your support!

The RED & BLUE colors contribute antioxidants which protect against cancer, memory loss, heart disease and stroke.

Patriotic Salad


5ounces salad greens
3cups cooked, cooled quinoa
1-1/2cups blueberries or blackberries
1-1/2cups raspberries or strawberries
Feta cheese, sliced almonds and watermelon stars (optional toppings)
Raspberry vinaigrette dressing (or a favorite flavor)


1.In a large salad bowl, arrange the greens. Top with quinoa, berries, and optional toppings. Toss lightly to mix for serving.

2.Make this salad up to 5 hours in advance, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

3.Serve dressing on the side.

Berry Creamy Popsicles


1cup fat-free milk
1cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2cup fresh raspberries
1/2cup fresh blueberries
1/2cup fresh strawberries, chopped


1.In a medium size bowl, whisk together milk and yogurt, then set it aside.

2.In each popsicle mold, alternate yogurt between the blue and red berry layers.

3.Insert sticks and freeze for a minimum of 6 hours.

3.Run molds under warm water to release the popsicles.