Monday, December 5, 2011

Olive Foodie

Good evening! Tonight at work, I made a very simple salsa recipe and promoted olives. Olives are a very nutritious food and did you know olives are a fruit? Want to learn more about olives and why they are healthy....or how to use them in your recipes? Read below!!

December Dietitian Pick of the Month: Olive

Did you know olives are a healthy treat that can complement holiday appetizers and meals?


Are a fruit with healthy monounsaturated fats that can promote belly fat loss, improve cardiovascular health and possibly protection from breast cancer.

Have less sodium per serving than a slice of bread

Have fewerthan 100 calories (20 medium olives)

Easy to use:

In place of mayonnaise, chop black olives, mix with fresh lemon juice and olive oil and use a spread on a sandwich

On toothpicks, skewer different olive varieties with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes for a healthy holiday appetizer

Roast chopped black and green olives with a little olive oil in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour, and serve with different varieties of crackers, cheese and breads.

Eat and be merry! Don't forget the red wine :-)

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