Friday, February 5, 2010

Go Red for Women

Today is National Wear Red Day to support the fight against heart disease in women. I walked in to our morning staff meeting and found myself facing a sea of ladies in red. It was quite an amazing sight! If you'd like more information about heart disease and "Go Red for Women" visit

Since it's February, the middle of winter, in New England, good fruit is usually scarce. I was at the market the other day and I found the fruit aisle to be well stocked with berries... mostly strawberries... and the price was great! I tend to just cut strawberries up and eat them plain, or sprinkled with a bit of sugar, for dessert but I wanted to try something new. I found a Weight Watchers recipe that just seemed perfect for a cold, February day.

Balsamic Strawberries
Weight Watchers

4 cups strawberries, halved or quartered
2 tbsp unpacked brown sugar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup  fat-free vanilla yogurt (I use Stonyfield FF French Vanilla)
1 tbsp mint leaves, optional

1. Combine strawberries, sugar, vinegar and pepper in a bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, stirring at least once.
2. Serve in 4 small glasses or bowls and top each with  2 tablespoons of yogurt and garnish with mint.

1 point per serving



  1. Those look DELICIOUS. What a great idea from strawberries!

  2. I looooove balsamic strawberries. I love nothing more then sitting on the couch and enjoying a few :)

  3. Yum! I've been wanting to try balsamic strawberries! they look great!