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October 18, 2016

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Strawberry Paletas

Strawberry Paletas

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4 cups strawberries, fresh, hulled, cut into quarters
1/2 cup sugar, granulated
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Any type of popsicle molds or small glasses
Popsicle sticks (if not using molds)


Place strawberries in a large bowl and sprinkle sugar over them. Mix well. Let sit for 20 minutes.

Place strawberries in a medium sauce pot and add 1/2 cup of water and place over medium heat. Simmer softly for 5 minutes. Let mixture cool to room temperature.

Once the mixture is cool, place in a blender, add the lemon juice, and process to desired consistency. Your paletas can be chunky or smooth. If using popsicle molds, pour into molds and snap on lids, and freeze for at least 5 hours. 

If using small glasses, pour mixture into glasses and freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 4 more hours.

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Per serving: Calories: 144; Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 2.5%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 0.9 g; Carbohydrates: 36.3 g; Sugar: 32.1 g; Fiber: 2.9 g; Sodium: 3 mg; Calcium: 25 mg; Iron: 0.6 mg; Vitamin C: 86.1 mg; Beta-Carotene: 10 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.4 mg

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

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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 >>

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