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    Add garlic to spice up your 5 to 9 A Day Plan!

    • Flavor soups and stews.
    • Roast with meats or poultry.
    • Chop finely for salad dressings.
    • Bake whole heads until softened; pop out soft flesh from cloves and spread on bread.
    • Put minced garlic on a loaf of bread to make an authentic tasting garlic bread!

    Recipes

    Sesame Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
    Makes 4 servings
    Each serving equals one 5 A Day servings
    Source: Wegmans

    Ingredients

    1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced across the grain in 1/4-inch strips
    3 Tbsp water
    1½ Tbsp cornstarch
    1 pkg (16 oz) stir-fry vegetables
    1½ Tbsp vegetable oil
    1 medium garlic clove, peeled and minced
    ½ Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
    8 Tbsp sesame garlic sauce
    ½ tsp ground white pepper
    2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

    Place chicken in small bowl. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time, working in with hands until water is absorbed into chicken. Sprinkle cornstarch over chicken and work in with hands to coat all pieces.

    Blanch vegetables in boiling water until crisp-tender, 2-3 min; drain and set aside. Heat nonstick wok or large nonstick skillet on high 2 minutes. Add vegetable oil; swirl to coat pan (oil should smoke slightly).

    Add chicken, garlic, and ginger, stir fry 3 min. Add sesame garlic sauce; stir fry 2 minutes. Add pepper and vegetables; stir fry to heat through, 30 seconds.

    Remove from pan, garnish with sesame seeds.

    Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 299, Protein 28g, Fat 10g, Percent Calories From Fat 30%, Cholesterol 63mg, Carbohydrates 21g, Fiber 6g, Sodium 295mg.

    Italian Flat Beans With Garlic Spread
    Makes 8 servings
    Each serving equals one and one-half 5 A Day servings
    Source: Wegmans

    Ingredients

    1½ tsp sea salt
    2 lbs Italian flat beans, trimmed, cut in thirds
    4 Tbsp garlic spread (dairy dept)

    Bring pot of water with sea salt to boil on high; add beans. Cook uncovered 3-4 minutes or until tender; drain.

    Melt garlic spread in skillet on medium - low heat; add beans. Toss to heat through, 1-2 minutes. Season with fresh ground black pepper to taste.

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