The Mediterranean Diet might also bring to mind thoughts of delightful glasses of red wine, however Welchs' 100% grape juice is another way to reap those heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and concord grapes. Since I am STILL several weeks away from me enjoying any red wine or other libations, Welch's 100% Concord Grape Juice suits me just fine.
|Ingredients for salmon recipe|
For those of you concerned about sugar in juice it's important to remember a few things....always read the label of your juice. ALWAYS. You're looking for 100% fruit juice and ironically make sure it's the juice you want. Some juices are "blends", so you're not getting all of the fruit benefits you might be searching for. Second, it's about portion size. 1/2 cup of juice is a good serving size and that will count as 1 of your daily fruit servings too.
Earlier in the month of May I made an appearance on the national TV show, Daytime, to talk about heart health and made some fun Mother's Day recipes using Welch's.
I loved the grape chia pudding and I even used some of the leftovers as a base in Kyle's smoothies the next week. The salmon was great too, I just think I overcooked it as bit as I'm prone to do.
Have you cooked with grape juice?
Love and Concord city,
Carissa & Kyle
Grape Juice Chia Cups: http://www.welchs.com/recipes/salads-and-sides/grape-juice-chia-cups
Spiced Salmon Filet with Grape Juice Glaze: http://www.welchs.com/recipes/main-courses/spiced-salmon-fillets-with-grape-juice-glaze
The TV segment was sponsored by Welch's, I was not compensated or required to write this post.