Whether you love New England winters or not, one thing is for sure:
they're cold. There's truly no better tasty way to warm up than with home-cooked foods
and beverages. Enjoy the season ahead with these treats that pack an immunity punch.
January is National Hot Tea Month so grab a mug! Caffeine
content and calorie-for-calorie, there's no better beverage to
melt the chill away. Made from the leaves of the Camellia
sinensis plant or a mixture of herbs and flowers, hot teas and
tea tinctures are packed with nutrition. Black, oolong, green
and white teas come from Camellia sinensis leaves and
provide antioxidants called polyphenols, such as catechins and flavonoids.
And although the complementary and alternative medicine status makes tea
tinctures such as chamomile, peppermint and hibiscus a bit controversial,
research on their antioxidant content and health benefits continue.
Compared with 95 to 200 milligrams caffeine per cup for regular coffee,
tea offers caffeine savings. Black teas are said to provide between 15 to
60 milligrams caffeine per cup, whereas green tea ranges from 25 to
40 milligrams. Choose decaf versions for even less at 1 to 8 milligrams
per cup or tea tinctures that are typically caffeine free.
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SIMPLY SAUTÉ AROMATIC VEGETABLES
LIKE GARLIC, ONION AND CELERY AND
ADD POWERHOUSE VEGETABLES FROM
YOUR KITCHEN LIKE SQUASH, KALE AND
BEANS. SPRINKLE WITH HERBS AND
SHOWER WITH LOW SODIUM
COOKING STOCK FOR AN INSTANT
CUP OF WARMTH WITH
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JANUARY 17, FROM 11A.M.-6P.M. FOR
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Kale & White Bean Soup Serves 4
Tbsp. Big Y® extra virgin olive oil (NuVal® Score - 11)
onion, chopped (NuVal® Score - 93)
garlic cloves, chopped (NuVal® Score - 91)
15-oz. cans Goya® low sodium white beans
(NuVal® Score - 81)
14.5-oz. can Big Y® no-salt-added diced tomatoes
(NuVal® Score - 82)
32 oz. Kitchen Basics unsalted chicken cooking stock
(NuVal® Score - 4)
5 cups baby kale (NuVal® Score - 99)
– McCormick® Grill Mates® 25% less sodium Montreal Steak®
Seasoning, to taste
1. Heat oil in pot; add onion and garlic. Sauté until tender, about
5 minutes. 2. Add beans, tomatoes and broth; bring to a boil
and then down to a simmer. 3. Add kale and simmer until
tender, about 5 minutes. 4. Season to taste with Montreal
Seasoning and serve.