If you’re like many Americans who put a priority on well-being, choosing simple yet healthy snacks and ingredients is an easy first step. For example, grapes are a popular and convenient fruit that can also be an ally in wellness, offering an abundance of health benefits that can help you get (and stay) on the right track.
The next time you enjoy an outdoor adventure, pack along a healthy snack such as California grapes. They can go with you on hikes and bike rides or to the gym as a healthy and hydrating source of energy. Heart-healthy grapes also deliver beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols and are a good source of vitamin K, which supports bone and heart health. With no need to peel, cut, core or slice, grapes are perfectly portable when you’re on the go.
As an easy, versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of recipes, grapes offer delicious taste, texture, and color – plus a healthy boost – that make them an appealing addition to snacks and meals. An added bonus: Grapes help support heart, brain, colon, and skin health.
Crunchy Salad Pizza on Cauliflower Crust is a simple way to get your fruits and veggies in a fun, tasty recipe. When it’s time for a filling yet nutritional dinner, Warm-Spiced Chickpeas and Couscous with Grapes and Arugula makes for an ideal vegetarian meal. Plus, this easy-to-make dish includes 8 grams of fiber to help support colon health.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 7-8 minutes | Makes 4 Servings
- 4 wild sockeye or coho salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup green California grapes
- 1/4 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley
- 5 ounces baby spinach
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Heat oven to 400 F. Lightly oil shallow, 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Pat fish dry and place skin side down in pan. Brush fillets lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour wine in pan, scatter grapes around and sprinkle pistachios and parsley on fish.
Roast salmon 7 minutes for medium-rare; 8 minutes for medium.
In large bowl, toss spinach, onion, remaining oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste; toss again and divide among four plates.
Place fish on top of greens. Spoon roasted grapes around fish.