Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

 

 

Sunday December 7, 2014 Author: angelica Categories:

 

 

Healthy eating is part of living a positive lifestyle and allows you to reap many benefits such as increased energy and a strong immune system. Consuming wine in moderation can also contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Wine has many health benefits including fighting cancer and preventing heart disease. Now is your chance to combine the two together by pairing healthy dishes with wine to create the ultimate healthy meal.

  • Fish Dishes – Fish is a great source of protein and other vitamins. When eating healthy it is common to eat lean fish such as Flounder, Sea Bass, Pollack, Salmon, Haddock, Tilapia, Sole and Perch. There are a variety of wines that will go will with fish dishes including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Fresh Salads – Salads are a great way to eat raw vegetables such as romaine lettuce, spinach, iceberg lettuce, endive, carrots, beets, beans and much more. Since most healthy salad dressings often contain vinegar, you will want to find the perfect wine that will enhance the flavors. When eating a salad choose wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio.
  • Baked Potato – Potatoes provide potassium to your diet and are often consumed as a side dish or as a snack. The medium to full-bodied Malbec pairs well with the starch and flavor of potatoes.
  • Grilled-Roasted Vegetables – Roasted or grilled vegetables is a staple dish for healthy eaters. The vegetables are great to eat alone, with a little olive oil drizzled over the top and with humus. Common vegetables such mushrooms, egg plant, zucchini and yellow squash are part of a roasted vegetable plate. Delecable Rose’ wines and Pinot Noir is the perfect match for this popular dish.

These delicious pairings are a great choice whether you are dining-in a restaurant, serving it at home to your family or at a dinner party. The flavors complement each other beautifully and will impress even the healthiest eater. Choosing any of these wines as a hostess gift for a vegetarian or vegan is also a great way to express your gratitude.