Food For Thought: Wear Red Day

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February is Heart Health Month and the first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day. So, on February 5, 2021, wear red to help raise awareness about heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, one in three women die every year from heart disease. If you are interested in joining the fight against heart disease, wear red and spread the word, and help by donating to the American Heart Association. 87% of all heart issues are believed to be preventable so make sure you are making heart-healthy decisions in your daily life. Eating heart-healthy foods, eating less saturated fat, quitting smoking, and being more physically active for 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week can help decrease your risk for heart issues.

In order to help give you some healthier ideas for your meals, our next Lunch N’ Learn workshop is Tuesday, February 9 at noon and available FREE online through Zoom. We will provide information on how to stay “Healthy for Your Heart.” This is a great chance to learn some heart-healthy habits and prevent heart disease. You can register for this workshop along with other upcoming programs at our Eventbrite website.

Check us out on Facebook @persongranvillefcs to find information or register for upcoming programs, recipes, or information on food and nutrition. Try the following recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Quick Beef Casserole

Serves 8

Ingredients

½ lb. lean ground beef
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, rinsed and chopped
1 cup green bell pepper, rinsed, seeded and cubed
3 ½ cup tomatoes, rinsed and diced
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp paprika
1 cup frozen peas
2 small carrots, rinsed, peeled and diced
1 cup uncooked rice
1 ½ cups water

Directions

In a sauté pan, brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Add the rest of the ingredients to the sauté pan, and mix well. Cover sauté pan with lid, and cook over medium heat until boiling. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 35 minutes.

Nutritional Information: 201 calories, 5g fat, 164mg sodium, 9g protein