Wednesday, January 04, 2006

ML King Holiday Meal

Jan. 17:
Martin Luther King

Suggested Menu:
Baked Chicken
Turnips greens
Sweet Potatoes
Corn Bread
Pumpkin Pie
Tip: Sweet potatoes will not turn dark if placed in 5 t. salt to 1 qt. water as peeled.
Food for Thought: Get in the habit of inviting guests to dinner.
Romans 12:13 LB

Family Meal Planning
Since diabetics are always looking for diabetic recipes with out sugar, try preparing desserts with unsweetened applesauce. Substitute the sugar in a recipe for sugar alternatives. For example use Sweet N Lo
or Splendra or whey Diabetics should eat 2 cups of fruit a day.
Soul Food

Historically, Soul Food is the diet foods of African Americans. The southern tradition was collard greens, legumes like dried beans or peas, dried fruits and root vegetables like white and sweet potatoes. Their cooking consisted of lots of salt. Modern African Americans watch their diets because of high blood pressure and diabetes. People need to eat 4 1/2 cups of vegetables daily.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of our nutrients. A sweet potato has magnesium, potassium, vitamins B and C and provides fiber. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a food storage container in a cool place, but not refrigerator; will keep a month.
Sweet Potatoes



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