Quick Healthy Dishes

Cook’s notes: We are having a “Healthy Harvest Fall Potluck” at work. A recent slide show from Reader’s Digest included these ideas, which I’ve modified.

Post-Workout Shake: A carb and protein combo. Blend together 1/2 cup low-fat milk, 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, and 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup.

An easy-to-pack lunch for a stronger heart: Prepare a package of soba noodles according to directions and toss with 2 cooked and cubed skinless, boneless chicken breasts; 2 cups steamed broccoli florets; 2 chopped tomatoes; 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil; and ½ tsp. red pepper flakes. Store in fridge. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Antioxidant fruit salad: Combine diced apples, grapes, and raspberries. Add dried cranberries (and maybe a yogurt dressing).