Bangor's Mike Martino scores on a driving lay-up, during the Slaters' win over Notre Dame Tuesday night.(More photos below) (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Elizabeth Bina
The Slate Belt St. David's Society recently held its Twentieth anniverary. Those attending were: Front row L-R June Jones, Jean Reinhart, Donald Jones, Fritz Jones, Marion Lewis, John Prytherch Second row L-R John Reinhart, Bob Humphreys, Keith Jones, Micki Jones, Chris Penn, Eleanor Trexler, Eric Quimby, Joann Evans, Eileen Pfeffer, Janet Jones, Carol Shaplin, Carol Prytherch. Third row L-R Dave Penn, Sherk Jones, Charles Jones, Henry Trexler, Linda Davies, Steve Jones, Judy Reinhart.
Bangor's Colton Freeman tries to get by a Notre Dame defender, during the Slaters' win over Crusaders Tuesday night. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Elizabeth Bina
Pen Argyl's Adam Strouse (23) looks inside. during the Knights' 47-36 loss Tuesday night. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Ryan Lobb (standing) pinned his opponent at 152 for Pen Argyl, during the Knights' 60-18 win over Salisbury. Sbtt Photo Haley Burns.
Mason Jar Salads For You
Mom was right, you should eat more veggies - here's how you do it
With the new year upon us, people are thinking about changing their eating habits for the healthier. For many, that means vowing to eat more vegetables; the majority of Americans say they've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables over the past year, according to a poll by the International Food Information Council Foundation. And, with good reason; eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and prevent some types of cancer, according to Harvard School of Public Health.
How many servings of vegetables do we need to eat? The USDA recommends between two to three cups for most adults (more if you exercise more than 30 minutes per day) and between one to two and a half cups for kids. It may seem overwhelming to try to pack that many veggies into everyone's daily meals, but there are actually a lot of fun, easy and delicious ways for the whole family to eat more vegetables.
Let's start with breakfast. Veggies may not be top of mind at this time of day, but it's easy to sneak some into your first meal and get lots of nutrients to kick start your day. If you are a warm breakfast type of person, try adding spinach, peppers and tomatoes to your eggs in the morning, or make it easy and flavorful by adding salsa into a serving of scrambled eggs or on top of an omelet. If you're a breakfast on the go type, throw some kale, spinach, celery or cucumber, along with fruits like berries and bananas, into a smoothie and take it with you.
For snacks, cut carrots and celery into sticks ahead of time and store them in the fridge for easy munching.
Then, when you get hungry pour a few tablespoons of a delicious ranch dressing, like OPA by Litehouse Greek-style yogurt dressing, which is light on the calories and fat, has zero sugar, and is gluten-free, into a small bowl and dip the carrot and celery sticks, or even tomatoes on toothpicks. You can also try baking kale or sliced beets mixed with olive oil and spices on cooking sheets until they are crispy for a tasty and healthy take on traditional chips.
For lunch or dinner, beat the cold by pureeing butternut squash, cauliflower or broccoli for a warm soup. Or, make a mason jar salad that tastes as good as it looks, with this recipe:
Mason Jar Salad
Layer each ingredient in a mason jar in this order:
* Always make sure the dressing is on the bottom and the greens are on top, so they stay fresh and crisp
* Use a variety of colorful vegetables and make it fun for the kids to help
* Make several for the week and label the top.-Everyone can grab their own for lunch on the go.
For more salad ideas, visit www.litehousefoods.com.
With a little preparation and experimentation, it's easy to find delicious ways to incorporate more vegetables into your family's diet every day.
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