Monthly Archives: October 2011

White Bean and Spinach Pizza

Follow that trend! White pizza is hot in more ways than one, and this healthy version is delicious. Eat Better America

Prep Time:10 min Start to Finish:30 min makes:8 servings

1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed)

1 can (15 oz) Progresso® cannellini (white kidney) beans or 1 can (15 or 16 oz) great northern beans, drained, rinsed

2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 package (10 oz) prebaked thin Italian pizza crust (12 inch)

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1 cup firmly packed washed fresh spinach leaves (from 10-oz bag), thinly sliced or torn into small pieces

1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend or Cheddar cheese (2 oz)

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Cut into thin strips; set aside.

2. In food processor, place beans and garlic. Cover; process until smooth. Spread beans over pizza crust. Sprinkle with oregano, tomatoes, spinach and cheese. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information;

1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 35); Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 2g); Protein 10g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 10%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Medium-Fat Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Food for thought…

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Boomers are fitter than ever!!

People are considered to be in their “prime: during their 20’s, and they often accept that their physical fitness and health are meant to declare their age. Contrary to this belief, a recent report says that many people aged 50 and older feel healthier than ever. The research found that 17% of the 1,500 respondents “over 50” believe they are more fit now than they were in their 20’s. More than half believe they look younger than their age. This group also says that they eat more fruit and vegetables than they did in their earlier years.  The study was conducted by Engage Mutual, a financial institution in the United Kingdom.

[This study] challenges many of the preconceptions around aging and is good news when we consider that in light of increased life expectancy, many more of us will be spending larger portions of our life “over 50”.

Gives us all something to look forward to!

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