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Get Fired Up With Great Tasting Nutrition

Contributed by: NAPSA

(NAPSA) - With the warmer weather finally here and outdoor fun on the horizon, now's the perfect time to begin a fitter lifestyle. To ensure a healthier you, the Canned Food Alliance (CFA) is offering nutritious and delicious new recipes along with great tips on how to live well.

"Light and delicious foods are the perfect solution for families on the go," said Ellie Krieger, registered dietitian, lifestyle counselor and television host of "Living Better." "Quick and nutritious dishes are an ideal way to get your troops prepared for the fun and healthy season ahead."

When you'd rather be outside than in the kitchen, Krieger suggests trying these quick and healthy ideas:

Start your morning off with a refreshing breakfast alternative. In a blender combine one banana, 6-7 frozen whole strawberries, canned pineapple chunks and orange juice for a delicious breakfast smoothie.

For lunch, keep canned tuna and chicken stocked in your pantry to create easy tuna and chicken salads. Serve in a pita for a unique twist.

For a simple entree that really hits the spot, mix cooked penne pasta with canned chicken, canned garbanzo beans and your favorite vegetables. Toss with light Italian dressing and serve with a side salad.

To top off your meal, create tasty tropical fruit skewers with canned pineapple and Mandarin oranges. These shish kebabs will cool you off and refresh your spirits.

While you're spending more time enjoying the outdoors, pack snacks that you can take with you. Canned nuts are a great source of protein when you're on the go.

The CFA's newest recipe, Pan-Grilled Salmon Steaks with Warm Fruit Sauce, is a healthy option that will really please the palate. The quick, tangy entree is high in omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats and is a great source of protein.



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