By: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA
June 14th, 2019
Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate dad and encourage the men in your life to follow healthier lifestyle habits…
Here are 6 Tune up Tips!
- Start your engines: Get active and stay active! Choose an exercise or sport that you enjoy and can fit into your schedule.
- Fuel up: Eat plenty of whole grains. Studies show that those who trim calories and increase their whole-grain intake shed more belly fat and lower their levels of C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker linked to heart attack and stroke).
- Change your oil: Switch from saturated animal fats to heart healthy unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fats such as olive oil and canola oil. Choose lean meats and low-fat dairy products, to minimize saturated fats.
- Avoid overheating: Drink plenty of water and limit alcoholic beverages to no more than two drinks per day.
- Increase plant foods: Increasing consumption of plant-based foods like edamame may decrease the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promote increased energy and overall lower weight.
- Maintenance: See your health care provider regularly to make sure you are in “mint” condition.
Edamame Stir Fry
Makes: 2 Servings
- 1 cup of Seapoint Farms Shelled Edamame
- 2 cups firm tofu, sliced into 1-inch cubes (any other protein may be substituted for tofu – cooked chicken, cooked beef, cooked shrimp, cooked turkey etc.)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 3 stalks broccoli, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup baby corn
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup mung bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup each water chestnuts and bamboo shoots
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- In a wok or large skillet, gently saute tofu and ginger in sesame oil until golden brown. Remove tofu from wok.
- Add all vegetables except edamame to the wok, and add water. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.
- Add edamame and garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer. Remove wok from heat and stir in tamari, dry mustard and tofu.
- Serve with rice or Chinese noodles. ENJOY!
Recipe Source: Seapoint Farms