I believe that everyone should do what they can for cancer prevention. One of the Mayo Clinic’s seven tips to reduce your risk of cancer is to get adequate medical care. So this morning I had my colonoscopy, as my mother had colon cancer 25 years ago. Whether you have a family history or not, at a certain age, you should have a colonoscopy…no, it isn’t fun, pleasant or enjoyable but we all get through it, however the prep truly is the only bad part!
Cancer Prevention with Fruits and Veggies
Second on the Mayo Clinic’s list for the best habits for cancer prevention is eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables! Gluten free and diabetic friendly, this Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette combines veggies and fruit for a delicious punch of nutrition that is one of my favorite salads!
Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis
You must give kale a try, this intriguing salad with an extraordinary tasty flavor combination. You will love the Fruity Vinaigrette for it’s perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors.
Makes 8 servings
8 cups chopped kale, center ribs and stems removed
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 apple, nectarine or fruit of choice, chopped
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Fruity Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
1. In large salad, toss together kale, cabbage, fruit and pecans. Toss with Fruity Vinaigrette (see recipe).
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1. In bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 145 kcal, Calories from Fat 52%, Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 44 mg, Carbohydrates 16 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Total Sugars 7 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 2 vegetable, 2 fat
Nutrition Nugget: Did you know that 1 cup of kale provides a whopping 5 grams of fiber, 15% of your daily calcium recommended intake, 180% of vitamin A, and 200% of vitamin C!
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