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December Dietitian's Pick - Kiwi

December Pick - Kiwi

Five Reasons to Eat Kiwi

  1. Easy to Eat: Slice raw, ripe kiwifruit in half and scoop the flesh out with a spoon.
  2. Great Snack: Peel, slice, and mix with yogurt and granola.
  3. Digestive Health: 1 medium peeled kiwi was 45 calories and 2 grams of fiber.
  4. Heart Health: Kiwifruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and polyphenols, and a good source of potassium, all of which may protect the blood vessels and heart
  5. Selecting Kiwi: hold them between your thumb and forefinger and gently apply pressure; those that have the sweetest taste will yield gently to pressure.

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad

serves 4
10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp Hy-Vee canola oil
  • 2 tbsp raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Hy-Vee light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted*
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup slices fresh strawberries
  • 2 medium kiwi, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
  2. In a large bowl, toss spinach, strawberries and kiwi. Add dressing and toss to coat.
  3. *To toast sesame seeds, place in single layer on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.


 

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