Unbeknownst to the general public, there are about 300,000 children in the United States that are stricken with juvenile arthritis. This month, FoodFacts.com joins the efforts of children and families of those afflicted as well as the medical community in spreading awareness of this ailment. Among the many forms of juvenile arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (also referred to juvenile idiopathic arthritis) is the most common.
Proper nutrition at an early age boosts children’s immunity and may minimize children’s risks of developing juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). However, arthritis in children can be genetic, and a healthy, balanced diet can help manage the condition. It ensures effective bone repair in the setting of ongoing inflammation.
FoodFacts.com knows that children love pasta! So, here’s a fettuccine with salmon recipe made up of ingredients that are packed with nutritional values that generate healing in active arthritis.
Time: 25 minutes
- 1 package whole grain rice fettuccine
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1/2 pound salmon filet, cut into bite-sized
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups chopped kale
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper and salt (to taste)
- Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Set aside.
- In a separate pot, put kale, tomatoes, pepper, salt and olive oil together, and cook for at least 10 minutes. Stir frequently and turn stove off when kale has softened.
- Add wine and salmon in the pot.
- Mix gently with vegetables and cook until salmon is flaky.
- Add goat cheese and mix gently.
- Serve hot.
Note: Alcohol content in dry white wine evaporates in the cooking process.