QUICK TIPS FOR USING GINGER:

*Turn up the heat while cooling off by making ginger lemonade. Simply combine freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, cane juice or honey and water.

*Add extra inspiration to your rice side dishes by sprinkling grated ginger, sesame seeds and nori strips on top.

*Combine ginger, tamari, olive oil and garlic to make a wonderful salad dressing.

*Add ginger and orange juice to puréed sweet potatoes.

*Add grated ginger to your favorite stuffing for baked apples.

*Spice up your healthy sautéed vegetables by adding freshly minced ginger.
15 MIN STIR-FRIED CHICKEN AND BOK CHOY

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 TBS low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup chopped scallions
2 TBS fresh minced ginger
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1½ cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
4 cups chopped bok choy
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS rice vinegar
salt and white pepper to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes

Directions:
Heat broth in a stainless steel wok or skillet.
When broth begins to steam, add scallions and Healthy Stir-Fry for 2 minutes.
Add ginger and continue to stir-fry for another minute.
Add chicken and continue to stir-fry.
After 2-3 minutes, add shiitake mushrooms and bok choy. Continue to stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes, and then add soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Serves 4
5 MIN GINGER PINEAPPLE
Enjoy the zing that the ginger gives to the pineapple in this easy-to-prepare addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating, and pineapple provides you with an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese.
Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 medium pineapple
1 tsp finely minced fresh ginger

Directions:
Cut pineapple into 1-inch chunks.
Combine pineapple and minced ginger in a bowl and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
Serves 2
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