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Chef Katie Cavuto BoyleIf you’re looking for something healthy to do tomorrow, April 24, the Berwyn YMCA is hosting Katie Cavuto Boyle, a chef, nutrition expert and 2009 contestant on The Next Food Network Star. Cavuto’s appearance is part of Spring Fest, the Y’s nationwide event celebrating healthy kids and a healthy Earth.

A self-proclaimed proponent of green cuisine, promoting healthy eating “for your body and the planet,” Cavuto will demonstrate simple recipes and offer cooking tips for busy and less-healthy-than-desired families from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the mansion’s courtyard. If you want to get a jump-start on turning over that new leaf, here are a few recipes she’ll be whipping up. This first set is for a variety of smoothies, so easily made in a blender (or even a Cuisinart) it’s ridiculous.

Four Fabulous Smoothies
Each yields an 8-ounce serving

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1 tbsp. agave or honey
1 firm ripe banana, peeled and sliced
Half-package (12.3 ounces) light silken tofu or 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
Ice

2 cups frozen sliced peaches
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1 cup blackberries
3/4 cup chopped soft silken tofu (about 4 ounces) or low-fat yogurt
1 tbsp. agave or honey
Ice

2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1 cup low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tbsp. agave or honey
1 large ripe banana
Ice

1/2 cup low-fat milk
2 tbsps. cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 frozen sliced, ripe banana
1 eight-ounce container fat-free vanilla yogurt
Ice

Summer Grain Salad
Yields 8 servings

• 4 cups cooked quinoa* or whole-grain couscous
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup chopped bell peppers (use red, orange or yellow)
1 cup diced radishes
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup black beans
1 cup grilled or fresh corn kernels
2 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
Juice of one lime (zest is optional)
1 tsp. ground cumin
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley (or cilantro)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve.

* To cook quinoa: Rinse quinoa well. Combine one part quinoa with two parts water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover. Reduce heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes.

For more information, visit
umly.org or healthybitesdelivery.com.

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