Source: www.canolainfo.org | Story Posted: July 14, 2015 | Category: Canola Oil in the News, Media Releases

Snack Better with a ‘Movable Feast’

It’s summer and we all want to be one place – outside! Whether you’re biking, hiking or planning a day at the beach, bring along healthy, delicious snacks from CanolaInfo’s “Movable Feast” recipe collection.

CHICAGO—It’s summer and we all want to be one place – outside! Whether you’re biking, hiking or planning a day at the beach, bring along healthy, delicious snacks from CanolaInfo’s “Movable Feast” recipe collection.

“These recipes are perfect for those wonderful, on-the-go days of summer because they’re quick to prepare and easy to pack, but don’t skimp on flavor or nutrition,” says sports nutritionist Mitzi Dulan, R.D., author of “The Pinterest Diet,” who developed the collection.

Dulan puts a twist on familiar recipes to create exciting and healthy new tastes such as Beet Hummus, a bright blend of beets and chickpeas, and Caprese Muffins, which turn the favorite Italian salad of fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil into portable bites. Sweet treats get a nutritious makeover, too, with additions such as black beans to brownies and bananas to oatmeal cookies.  

“We burn a lot of calories when we’re playing outdoors,” says Dulan, who is team nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals and a mother of two. “Eating nutrient-rich foods that are high in fiber, protein and healthy fats is the best way to replenish those calories and stay satisfied.” Mitzi Dulan

Each energy-boosting recipe in the “Movable Feast” collection is made with heart-smart canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most plant-based omega-3 fat of all common cooking oils. There are as few as four ingredients per recipe and no more than 10. Recipes include:

“These recipes are fun, simple and healthy,” Dulan says. “Take this “movable feast” with you for a great day in the summer sun.”

For more recipes and facts about canola oil, visit www.canolainfo.org.

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