New Year, New Me, Same Wine
Pairing wine with healthy recipes to help you keep up with your 2017 goals.
Every new year we make the decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle as we reflect on our holiday eating choices. Maybe eating a whole apple pie and washing it down with a half gallon of vanilla spiced egg nog wasn’t the best idea. How could anyone expect you to say no to a third helping of grandma’s buttery mash potatoes and gravy.
Now here we are, on January 1st, standing on the scale trying to revaluate our life decisions. While you are trying to establish your new eating regimen, do not try to leave out the wine. You will find that your favorites will still pair nicely with your low carb, high protein diet. Here we will provide you with some of our favorite healthy recipes to pair so you don’t feel like your making too many sacrifices this year.Whole Wheat Linguine with Asparagus and Lemon
Not only do whole grains lower blood pressure, but they are rich in dietary fibers that help with weight loss and lowering cholesterol. A pasta like this pairs perfectly with a citrusy wine like a Riesling because it compliments the earthy asparagus flavor without making it taste metallic.
Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, regularly eating salmon can help reduce systemic inflammation and th risof developing at herosclerosis, hypertension and stroke.The lemon and fresh oregano give a delica
te freshness that will be magnified by the richness of an oak aged Chardonnay wine or a dry Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley like the American Thread 2015 or the Calstar Cellars 2014.
The fresh cilantro and the spice from the jalapeño pair nicely with a smokey Cabernet Sauvignon like Wine Spots 2014 or Aquinas 2011. They both have a toasty flavor heavy in cherry and currant flavors that make the meal an experience. Red wine is of full of antioxidants that will come in handy during the winter months. Learn more about the health benefits from our article here.