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TFC Creates Recipes for the 'Rangel Resolution'

Throughout the month of March, leading up the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Charles Rangel will be relaunching the Rangel Resolution, an initiative that encourages people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The Tisch Food Center created two recipes that are affordable, accesible and easy to prepare -- Blueberry Ginger Superfood Smoothie Bowl and Savory Oatmeal with Baby Spinach and Black Beans. 

Throughout the month of March, leading up the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Charles Rangel will be relaunching the Rangel Resolution, an initiative that encourages people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Promoting health is a priority for Congressman Rangel, who was the prime sponsor of the Affordable Care Act. 

Last year’s Rangel Resolution was incredibly successful thanks to the involvement of local organizations and members of our community. Hundreds participated in last year’s resolution, including organizations such as The American Heart Association, West Harlem Group Assistance and Moms Rising. 

The Tisch Food Center is participating in this year's Rangel Resolution 2.0. A new component of this year's Rangel Resolution is the Superfood Challenge, in which people are encouraged to utilize nutritious ingredients that are affordable, accessible and versatile. Congressman Rangel has selected four superfoods to be featured, which are listed below.

  • Banana
  • Oatmeal
  • Mango
  • Ginger root

The Tisch Food Center created two recipes with one of the four superfoods- a healthy smoothie bowl recipe and a "wildcard" recipe of your choice. The recipes are affordable, accessible and easy to prepare. The recipes will be featured on their website and social media accounts. The goal of this project is to get people excited about the possibilities of healthy foods that may seem boring.

 

Check out the recipes we created below:

‌‌ 
 
Blueberry Ginger Superfood Smoothie Bowl
 
Makes 1 Serving
 
1 large banana, frozen and sliced
3/4 cup frozen blueberries + 1/4 cup for topping
3/4 cup skim, soy, or almond milk
1 teaspoon grated ginger (substitute 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
 
1. Place the frozen banana in a blender, reserving a few of the slices to decorate the smoothie bowl. Add 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup milk, and the grated ginger. Blend on high till ingredients are smooth, adding more milk as needed.
 
2. Pour the smoothie into a serving bowl. Top with banana slices, the remaining blueberries, the almonds, the oats, and the walnuts. Serve.
 
 
 
Savory Oatmeal with Baby Spinach and Black Beans
 
Makes 1 Serving
 
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup water
Pinch salt and pepper
1/2 cup frozen, chopped spinach or 1 heaping cup baby spinach
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder (optional)
1/3 cup cooked black beans (or another bean of choice)
Optional toppings: avocado slices, hot sauce, chopped red onion, chopped green onion, toasted, chopped walnuts or almonds
 
1. Place the rolled oats, water, and salt and pepper into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the oats to a simmer and add the spinach. Cover and allow them to simmer for about 2 minutes. Uncover the oats and continue to cook, stirring constantly, till the spinach is wilted or cooked through and the oats have absorbed all of the water. Add the cumin and chili powder, if you like, along with extra salt and pepper to taste
 
2. Top with black beans and your toppings of choice. Serve.
 
 
 
 

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Published Saturday, Apr. 9, 2016

TFC Creates Recipes for the 'Rangel Resolution'

Throughout the month of March, leading up the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Charles Rangel will be relaunching the Rangel Resolution, an initiative that encourages people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Promoting health is a priority for Congressman Rangel, who was the prime sponsor of the Affordable Care Act. 

Last year’s Rangel Resolution was incredibly successful thanks to the involvement of local organizations and members of our community. Hundreds participated in last year’s resolution, including organizations such as The American Heart Association, West Harlem Group Assistance and Moms Rising. 

The Tisch Food Center is participating in this year's Rangel Resolution 2.0. A new component of this year's Rangel Resolution is the Superfood Challenge, in which people are encouraged to utilize nutritious ingredients that are affordable, accessible and versatile. Congressman Rangel has selected four superfoods to be featured, which are listed below.

  • Banana
  • Oatmeal
  • Mango
  • Ginger root

The Tisch Food Center created two recipes with one of the four superfoods- a healthy smoothie bowl recipe and a "wildcard" recipe of your choice. The recipes are affordable, accessible and easy to prepare. The recipes will be featured on their website and social media accounts. The goal of this project is to get people excited about the possibilities of healthy foods that may seem boring.

 

Check out the recipes we created below:

‌‌ 
 
Blueberry Ginger Superfood Smoothie Bowl
 
Makes 1 Serving
 
1 large banana, frozen and sliced
3/4 cup frozen blueberries + 1/4 cup for topping
3/4 cup skim, soy, or almond milk
1 teaspoon grated ginger (substitute 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
 
1. Place the frozen banana in a blender, reserving a few of the slices to decorate the smoothie bowl. Add 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup milk, and the grated ginger. Blend on high till ingredients are smooth, adding more milk as needed.
 
2. Pour the smoothie into a serving bowl. Top with banana slices, the remaining blueberries, the almonds, the oats, and the walnuts. Serve.
 
 
 
Savory Oatmeal with Baby Spinach and Black Beans
 
Makes 1 Serving
 
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup water
Pinch salt and pepper
1/2 cup frozen, chopped spinach or 1 heaping cup baby spinach
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder (optional)
1/3 cup cooked black beans (or another bean of choice)
Optional toppings: avocado slices, hot sauce, chopped red onion, chopped green onion, toasted, chopped walnuts or almonds
 
1. Place the rolled oats, water, and salt and pepper into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the oats to a simmer and add the spinach. Cover and allow them to simmer for about 2 minutes. Uncover the oats and continue to cook, stirring constantly, till the spinach is wilted or cooked through and the oats have absorbed all of the water. Add the cumin and chili powder, if you like, along with extra salt and pepper to taste
 
2. Top with black beans and your toppings of choice. Serve.
 
 
 
 

Want to learn more about us?! Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, the Tisch 'Dish, to stay up to date with our latest events and research. And don't forget to find TFC on Twitter and Facebook
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