Springtime Dishes Are Delicious

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Foods

By Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, CDE SUPERVALU Dietitian www.jewelosco.com

What color is your meal? If your typical menu is lacking in color, this potentially means you are lacking nutrients too – so here’s a quick and effective solution: add fruits and vegetables! Focus on the flavors of the season to get started, like strawberries and asparagus, or familiar favorites like mango and avocado. Each color offers nutrients the whole family needs so there is no wrong choice. As part of a balanced menu, here is a peek at what tasty springtime treats provide:

  • Asparagus offers nutrients like vitamin A for eye health, antioxidant vitamin C, good for helping heal cuts and bruises and folate, which helps with reducing risk for heart disease and birth defects.
  • Strawberries are high in vitamin C and folate, so they are smart to include for the heart and immune system! Slices of strawberries sweeten tart salad greens or work great as dessert.
  • Mango offers fiber (as do many fruits and veggies) for helping reduce risk of many chronic diseases, and vitamins A & C.

Mango Chipotle Shrimp Salad

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - NutricionPreparation:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
Amount: 4-6 servings

6-7 (1/4-inch) slices pancetta, diced (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup Jewel® frozen corn, thawed and drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 (16 ounce) package Arctic Shores™ frozen 41-50 count large, tail-on cooked shrimp, thawed, tails removed
2 avocados, pitted, peeled and cubed
1 cup roasted mango chipotle sauce
1 (5 ounce) package arugula

In a skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté pancetta until crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine pancetta, corn, tomatoes, onion, shrimp, avocado and mango chipotle sauce. Toss until well combined; salt and pepper to taste. Divide arugula among 4 salad plates; top with shrimp salad. Serve with Wonton Strips (below).

Wonton Strips:
Cut 10-12 wonton wrappers into 1/2-inch strips. Fill a large skillet about 1/2-inch deep with Jewel® vegetable oil; heat over medium-high heat until a strip of wonton dipped in oil sizzles immediately. Separate wonton strips and in small batches, place in oil. Cook until golden brown (about 1 minute). Remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on homelife™ paper towels.

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