It’s time to toss out all those Holiday sugary treats and start getting back on track, here is a great FRESH, healthy Holiday recipe that you can take along to a New Years party!
•1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
•2 small green sweet peppers, seeded and cut into bite-size chunks (1-1/2 cups)
•1 medium cucumber, cut into bite-size chunks (3 cups)
•1/2 head radicchio or 1/4 head red cabbage, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
•1/2 of a 16-ounce package radishes, halved or quartered (1-1/2 cups)
•1/4 cup olive oil
•1/4 cup lemon juice
•Honey (1 Tbsp.)
•Coarse Salt (1/2 tsp.)
•Cracked black pepper (1/4 tsp.)
•8 ounces feta cheese, cubed
• Coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley and/or mint
1. Place beans, sweet peppers, cucumber, radicchio, and radishes in separate self-sealing plastic bags. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil and lemon juice. Cover and shake well. Add honey, salt, and cracked pepper to taste, covering and shaking well after each addition. Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons dressing into each bag. Seal bags. Chill 2 to 4 hours, turning bags occasionally (beans, green peppers, and cucumber may be chilled up to 24 hours).
2. To serve, arrange vegetables and dressing along with feta cheese in strips on a serving platter. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and/or mint. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
•Servings Per Recipe 8 to 10 servings Calories191, Total Fat (g)13, Saturated Fat (g)5, Monounsaturated Fat (g)6, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1, Cholesterol (mg)25, Sodium (mg)528, Carbohydrate (g)15, Total Sugar (g)5, Fiber (g)4, Protein (g)8, Vitamin C (DV%)53, Calcium (DV%)17, Iron (DV%)6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet