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May Recipes of the Month

Allergy & Asthma Relief Smoothie

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A delicious blend of fruits, veggies, and seeds that can help you fight your seasonal allergies!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup spinach - packed
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 3 - 4 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. For a thinner smoothie, add a little more water.

Allergy-friendly Pineapple Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon poultry spice or sage
  • 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup spicy mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Brown chicken in oil, sprinkling with poultry spice and salt and pepper.
  2. Separately, drain pineapple and reserve juice. Mix together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of the juice until smooth and set aside.
  3. Combine the mustard, the honey, the garlic, and the remaining pineapple juice, and add to the pan. Bring pan to a boil, and then cover and simmer on low until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken from pan. Stir in cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring, for about 2 minutes to thicken. Return chicken to pan, place pineapple over, and heat through.
  5. Serve with rice.