Dr. Tim Says....
[This is another in our series on the How and Why of Eating Healthy.]
One of the reasons that I started writing about food was because there wasn't much information available. At the time the government didn't require that manufacturers list nutrition information on their packages, but with all this extra information it helps if you know how to use the Nutrition Facts box.
A good example is a 16 ounce bottle of juice. You think it's a healthy choice. It seems reasonable to drink the whole bottle, but it's actually a lot of calories. A quick glance at the Nutrition Facts shows that there are only 120 calories per serving, but if you don't look closely you might not notice that there are two servings in the bottle, adding up to 240 calories in the whole bottle. Reading Food Labels
This recipe is really versatile. You can serve it in the summer chilled and it works just as well as an appetizer as it does a main course dish. A light salsa made with tomatoes, olive oil, shallots and basil would make a great garnish for your appetizer. If you can't find fresh crab, don't use canned: cooked shrimp or scallops are a fine substitute.
This recipe is gluten-free and safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users. Those who are lactose-intolerant, have GERD / Acid Reflux, or are on low-sodium diets should avoid it.
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