This easy dish is a perfect example of how seasoning can satisfy while keeping calories low for a healthy weight —a key to preventing many types of cancer.
Our recipe can make appetizers for 6 to 12 people or an entrée that serves 4. Just mix up our low-fat coconut curry sauce, featuring garlic’s potent cancer-preventive phytochemicals as well as curry powder’s tumeric, a spice that reduces inflammation, according to studies.
Raita is a cooling sauce that sometimes features cucumber, which you can add if desired. Our version blends piquant red onion, mint and lime juice with coconut milk and yogurt. It’s an ideal complement for the chicken.
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Pears are one of the most delicious autumn fruits. Their juicy texture and sweet taste are a natural complement for chicken. A few kinds of pears include: Anjou, with a yellow-green skin and slightly bitter edge; Asian, which looks and tastes like an apple; Bartlett, round, bumpy and quick to ripen; and Bosc, red and slim with a firmer texture.
Spicy red onion and cool cucumber provide a crunchy contrast in this salad. Toss these healthy ingredients together with a honey-lemon dressing that has a hint of mint and cinnamon.
It’s peak tomato season, so now’s the time to discover just how delicious fresh tomato sauce can be. Our Health-e-Recipe for Fresh Tomato Sauce also includes garlic, onion and fresh basil — all foods that fight cancer.
Tomatoes are red because they contain a high amount of the phytochemical lycopene. This compounds is a carotenoid — a relative of beta-carotene — which turns into vitamin A in the body. Studies show lycopene may be protective against prostate cancer and possibly breast cancer. When tomatoes are heated, as in cooking or processing into canned products, we absorb lycopene more easily.
You’ll also get plenty of vitamin C from tomatoes. The onions and garlic contain other kinds of phytochemicals that also provide powerful health protection. And fresh oregano and basil not only make this sauce delectable, but contribute their own array of phytochemicals.
This sauce freezes well, so make a big batch and divide into containers that hold the amount you’ll use in future meals, then pop them into the freezer.
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