Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)


Food for Life
Share This




Recipe of the Week

Aug. 11, 2015

Printer Friendly


Adults should consume less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium each day. Instead of adding salt, try seasoning foods with fresh herbs like basil and parsley featured in this recipe.


Cutting vegetables

Looking for more healthful picnic recipes? Look no further. We’ve got a list of them!


Golden Carrot Award

Friday is your last chance to submit a Golden Carrot Award nomination!

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

This low-fat pasta dish is delicious hot or cold. It is prepared with water-packed artichokes (as opposed to oil-packed), which are available in most supermarkets.

Makes about 8 1-cup servings


2 cups dry bow tie (farfalle) pasta
6 sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 15-ounce can dark kidney beans, drained
1 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing


Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain, and place in a large bowl. Soften tomatoes by soaking them in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and chop. Add to pasta along with remaining ingredients. Toss to mix.

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 210; Fat: 1.3 g; Saturated Fat: 0.3 g; Calories from Fat: 5.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 9.6 g; Carbohydrates: 40.9 g; Sugar: 4.7 g; Fiber: 6.2 g; Sodium: 532 mg; Calcium: 52 mg; Iron: 2.8 mg; Vitamin C: 22.2 mg; Beta Carotene: 345 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: Turn Off the Fat Genes by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs. 

  Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20016
Contact: 202-686-2210

Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

CONNECT >>  Be a fan on Facebook. icon_twitter_kick_gr_85  icon_youtube_kick_85   

If you are having problems viewing this message, click here to view it in your browser.


Change your e-mail preferences or unsubscribe here >>