Great Grape Recipes

Featured Article, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on December 4, 2013
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What secret ingredient can take healthy meals to the next level? According to Heather K. Jones, RD, an author and health journalist specializing in weight management and behavior change therapy, the answer is easy: Grapes.

Grapes pack a powerful punch of heart-health antioxidants and polyphenols, Heather notes. Apart from being a natural source of beneficial antioxidants, they are also rich in potassium and vitamin K, which plays a role in helping blood to clot.  And, with just 90 calories, no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium in a ¾ cup serving, grapes boast some pretty stellar nutritional stats.

We often think of grapes as a portable snack, but don’t overlook grapes’ stellar cooking potential. Grapes from California, available through January, are a tasty, versatile ingredient that adds a little extra “something” to all types of dishes, from desserts to salads to chicken. Here are nine tasty ideas that are sure to become seasonal favorites:

California Grape & Avocado Salad:
salad

Mini Grape Crisps with Nutty Oat Topping:
crisp

Honey-Balsamic Chicken with California Grapes:
chicken 2

Bulgur Salad with Grapes and Kale:
Bulgur Salad with Grapes and Kale

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Grape Pico de Gallo:
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Grape Pico de Gallo

Italian Sausage Flatbread with California Grapes:
Italian Sausage Flatbread with California Grapes HORIZONTAL

Dilled Shrimp & Grape Salad:
Dilled Shrimp and Grape Salad

Yogurt Power Bowl with California Grapes:
Yogurt Power Bowl with California Grapes

Brioche and Grape Bread Pudding:
Brioche and Grape Bread Pudding