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Eye Health Recipes for Spring

April 23, 2015

It’s no secret certain foods are rich in the nutrients needed for your eye health. What you may not know is that you can reduce the risk of certain vision issues by eating at least one meal that promotes eye health per day.

This spinach salad recipe is rich in vitamin C and the antioxidant Lutein is an example of a simple meal which can help reduce your risk of cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.  Look for more eye healthy foods and recipes to appear here.

Spinach Salad                               

Ingredients:

Baby Spinach

Fresh raspberries

Pecans or walnuts

Your favorite dressing

Directions:

Wash and dry the spinach. Mix ingredients in a bowl except for the raspberries. They should be added last to preserve their consistency. Simple, healthy and delicious!

 

 

Carrot Ginger Soup

This delicious version of carrot ginger soup is rich in vitamin A.

Ingredients:

2 T butter

1 T olive oil

1 cup diced onions

½ cup diced celery

¼ cup minced ginger

½ lb. carrots peeled and roughly chopped

4-6 cups chicken stock

1 t salt

½ t pepper, white

1 bay leaf

¼ cup sour cream

½ cup heavy cream

Directions:

Add butter and olive oil to 4 quart pot and after butter is melted, add onions and celery. Cook vegetables until soft and onions are translucent. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add all the carrots to the pot and stir occasionally until they are softening about 7-8 minutes. Then add the stock, salt, pepper and bay leaf and bring to a boil.  Simmer until the carrots are tender about 25 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup in a blender. Add the heavy cream and serve warm. Garnish with sour cream and enjoy.

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