Millions of Americans are faced with daily pain from swollen joints and inflammation associated with arthritis. I recently partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to help show that although we know a variety of foods are always important to include in our diets there are certain vitamins and nutrients that specifically help prevent inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis. I had so much fun cooking up some simple and delicious recipes at WWLTV! Salsa Chicken is a quick Mexican chicken dish with salsa and only four ingredients. Serve it over rice to take advantage of the tasty southwestern sauce. The Philly Cheese Steaks allow you to enjoy by using your hands and avoid the pain that sometimes comes with gripping a fork or knife. Lastly, when I think of fall the aroma of spice cake, yams, and chocolate chips comes to mind. I put all those ingredients together to make Yam Chocolate Spice Bars that are sweet and sticky with a fragrance that defines fall. All of these recipes are from my book trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis which is designed to focus on foods to minimize the effects of arthritis with easy-to-follow, mainstream, time-friendly and super-satisfying recipes.
Guacamame Combining avocado with edamame makes this wonderful delicious and nutritious dip that can be served with chips or veggies. Makes 10 (1/4-cup) servings 1 large avocado, (about 2/3 cup mashed) 1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, thawed 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 cup salsa 3 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt Salt and pepper to taste 1. In food processor, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Terrific Tip: Can also use to stuff vegetables or as a sandwich spread. Nutrition Nugget: Soybeans are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are necessary to ingest through food for their anti-inflammatory benefits. Calories 62 kcal Calories from Fat 47% Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 50 mg Carbohydrates 5 g Dietary Fiber 2 g Total Sugars 2 g Protein 4 g Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat For more meal ideas to help fight arthritis visit www.hollyclegg.com/recipes