Sky Lakes Medical Center | Live Smart | Summer 2021

2 LIVE smart | Summer 2021 NUTRITION Fresh cherry and corn salad Makes 8 servings. Ingredients Dressing 1/2 medium shallot, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Salt and freshly ground black or white pepper to taste Salad 5 ounces baby arugula or baby spinach 3 cups thawed frozen corn or 4 ears cooked fresh corn, kernels sliced off cob 1/2 cup finely sliced red onion 3/4 cup feta cheese 1 pound fresh dark cherries, pitted, sliced in half* Directions ▸ In small mixing bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Whisk well. ▸ In large salad bowl, combine arugula, corn and onion. ▸ Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. ▸ Arrange salad on individual dishes, and sprinkle with feta. Top with cherries, and serve. *Frozen cherries, thawed, may be used. Nutrition information Serving size: 1 ⁄ 8 of recipe. Amount per serving: 200 calories, 11g total fat (3.5g saturated fat), 23g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 3g dietary fiber, 340mg sodium. Source: American Institute for Cancer Research CLEAN EATING Find more ideas for healthy meals and snacks at , and check out for how to keep your food safe to eat. 7 STEPS TO WASHING PRODUCE Did you know that nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. are caused by germs on fresh produce? Wash your produce thoroughly before preparing your meal by following these seven steps: 1. Start by washing your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap. 2. Cut away bruised or damaged areas on your produce. 3. Rinse all produce, even if it has an inedible peel. 4. Use a clean vegetable brush to scrub firm produce like melons and oranges. 5. Gently rub produce while holding it under plain, running water. You can skip the soap and special produce washes. 6. Dry produce with a clean cloth or paper towel. 7. Remove the outermost leaves on a head of lettuce or cabbage. Sources: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; U.S. Food and Drug Administration THE SECRETS OF PICKING PERFECT PRODUCE Visit for our interactive guide.