Hey parents! Have you heard that Prevent Blindness America (PBA) is holding the Eat for Your Eyes online recipe contest? PBA is in search of original recipes with ingredients that promote eye health, as well as benefit diabetics or pre-diabetics, and there is still time to enter! Entries are being accepted through November 30th since November has been declared Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.
Now’s the time to gather the family and go through all your favorite recipes or come up with a new one to submit for the contest. Entries must include at least two eye-healthy ingredients with instructions on how to create the dish and explain how the recipe benefits those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Winners will be selected at random from all entrants that have complied with the rules of the contest. Amazon gift cards in amounts of $200, $100 and $50 will be awarded to first, second and third prize winners respectively. Additionally, winning recipes will be published on the Live Right, Save Sight! program section of the PBA website.
What recipes will you and your family share? If you are looking for some inspiration or some great recipes to try with your family that include ingredients which support eye health, try some of these:
- Smoked Salmon Pizza with Dill and Lemon – Who doesn’t love pizza?! This simple recipe features salmon, which is especially high in the eye-healthy Omega-3s, DHA and EPA. As a bonus, this pizza is also high in iron content.
- Creamy Orange-Cherry Oatmeal – A delicious breakfast treat that is loaded with the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and zinc due to the oatmeal and fruit added.
- Beef and Broccoli Barley Bowl – Due to all of the healthy ingredients in this dish such as broccoli, carrots and barley, this recipe meets all of the nutrients required for good eye health.
Creating dishes that support eye health do not have to be boring or lack taste. There are many ways to get creative and give your family’s vision its best chance. We would love to hear about your family’s favorite foods that support eye health. Share with us in the comments section below!
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