Healthy Holidays: Pomegranate Love (How-to Video & Recipes)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pomegranate | #pkwayI hope you’ve found some delicious inspiration in my holiday blogging, which was created to celebrate my “Live Your Healthiest Life, Deliciously” motto with seasonal flair. Today’s final post in the series is a shout-out to one of my favorite fruits. The pomegranate is a beautiful specimen, its shiny crimson seeds making it perfect holiday fare. Indeed, it’s a food that holds special meaning across many religions. Also, it’s a tasty fruit with a delicious little crunch—and its blood red juice and tangy liqueurs work wonders in cocktails.

As I sit here contemplating the pomegranate, it now occurs that I already discussed Punica granatum in an article dedicated to my house cocktail, The Diva. Which I just remembered. Oh well, no matter. Today’s post isn’t about that, anyway. Rather, while other new year’s public service announcements are telling you not to drink and drive, my PSA is showing you how to wrangle a pomegranate to get at the seeds. What you do with them, whether scattering on a spinach salad with spicy-sweet pepitas or a kale salad featuring pears and pomegranate; garnishing a champagne-pomegranate cocktail , martini, or even a Moroccan red lentil soup; or simply tossing them into a bowl with a bit of juice for a tasty snack (pictured here) is up to you. It all begins with how to get at the elusive seeds buried in their spongy flesh. Click here to watch my handy how-to video (aka, pomegranate public service announcement). (Wooden spoon optional.)

Also, don’t drink and drive.

And have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

This is the final post in my Healthy Holidays, the PK Way, series, where I shared my “best of” recipes and tips to help you celebrate the holidays healthfully and happily. The menu featured all of the fare that is a regular part of Cooking & Eating the PK Way but is special enough for a holiday table. My philosophy is built upon the fundamentals of nutrition as shown in Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, yet the food-loving PK Way features my flair for global flavors—and a tantalizing taste of moderation. Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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Dr. P.K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Healthy Hedonism (TM) is her philosophy: Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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