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Farm Animal Rights Movement
March 7, 2011

Serving Size ~1 cup (Recipe makes 4 servings)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 224
From Fat 63
 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat .9 g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 203mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 7g
28%
Sugars 20g
Protein 7g

Vitamin A 140%
Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 7%
Iron 15%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Sweet Potato Apricot Salad


What better way to celebrate the coming of spring than with this colorful and delicious dish? Beautiful and bursting with flavor, this recpie features deliciously healthy ingredients. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene, fresh apricots are high in fiber, and pistachios are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Salad Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes
1½ cups fresh green beans
5 fresh apricots
handful of pistachios

Dressing Ingredients:

2 apricots
2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
dash of lemon pepper
pinch salt
2 Tbs. Thai sweet pepper sauce
1 tsp. hot sauce

Directions:

  1. Peel sweet potatoes, and cut into medium bite-sized pieces; place in steamer and steam until al dente; remove from steam and place in bowl to cool.
  2. Clean green beans, chop off ends and slice in pieces about same size as sweet potatoes; place in steamer and steam until al dente; allow to cool and add to sweet potatoes.
  3. Shortly before serving, allow beans and potatoes to come to room temperature.
  4. Make the apricot vinaigrette by slicing 2 apricots and remove the seeds; add all the dressing ingredients and puree; season to taste.
  5. Add your preferred amount of dressing to the salad and enjoy!

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Field Roast Deli Slices

Field Roast Deli Slices have a bold taste and great texture, plus they’re high in fiber and free of cholesterol. Use Field Roast where you would any other meat product or develop recipes of your own around their unique taste. They come in three mouth-watering flavors: Lentil Sage, Wild Mushroom, and Smoked Tomato.

Supporters of good causes, Field Roast generously donates samples for caring people to distribute for the Great American Meatout on March 20th!

For nutritional and product information, visit www.FieldRoast.com!



Benefits of Pistachios

Newly released research from Penn State University reveals that phytosterols, found in pistachios and other plant-based foods, reduce the absorption of cholesterol. Plant sterols, naturally found in many fruits, vegetables and nuts, have been long studied for their cholesterol-lowering properties. These chemical compounds help lower total cholesterol levels by blocking the amount of cholesterol absorbed in the body.

Past research has also revealed benefits of pistachios. A 2010 study demonstrated that pistachios, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol. Researchers note in the May issue the Journal of Nutrition that "pistachios are high in lutein, beta-carotene and gamma-tocopherol relative to other nuts.”

To read the full article, click here!



Be An Inspiration for Meatout

March 20th, the first day of spring, marks Meatout! Since 1985, the annual campaign has encouraged people to "kick the meat habit (at least for a day) and explore a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains." Activities take place throughout all 50 U.S. states and a dozen other countries.

This year's Meatout goal is to reach 20,000 people with vegan food! You can be an inspiration in your community by joining in. Here's how:

Host a Meatout Snack at your school, workplace, or social event by sharing delicious vegan food. Snack ideas include Tofurky or Field Roast Deli Slices, veggie hot dogs, almond milk, and/or soy ice cream. We'll even help you get free food samples!

Let us know your plans and we’ll gladly mail you out free posters, handouts, and stickers too. Don't miss this chance to share the joys and benefits of a vegan diet with your community.

Find out more about how you can get involved at www.Meatout.org!



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