One way to build up your bones is by making delicious foods containing calcium, vitamin D and magnesium. We all know that stronger bones keep you in better physical shape as you age, but there are beauty benefits too (big surprise, right?). Hear this, people that lose bone density in their face appear older looking.


Cheese Blintzes with Blueberry-Lime Sauce

Why it’s great:

The calcium from the cheese builds your bones, not your waistline.

What you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup light ricotta cheese
  • ½ package (5 oz) light silken tofu
  • a tsp salt
  • ½ pint (6 oz.) fresh blueberries
  • 2 ½ Tbs whole-fruit blueberry preserves
  • ½ lime
  • 5 prepared crepes
  • Cooking spray

How to make it:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, tofu and salt. Stir ¼ cup blueberries into cheese mixture. Set aside remaining ¾ cup blueberries for sauce. Spread 1 ½ tablespoon of the preserves (about a teaspoon per crepe) thinly over the bottom half of the crepes. Spread the cheese mixture over the preserves. Fold the sides of the crepe in one inch over filling. Roll up completely to contain the filling. Coat a 9-x-13-inch baking or casserole dish with cooking spray. Arrange the blintzes seam side down. Cover dish with foil. Bake 10 minutes or until warm.

Finely grate a teaspoon of lime peel from the lime and set aside. Squeeze one tablespoon of juice from the lime. Combine reserved blueberries, lime juice and remaining tablespoon preserves in medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Simmer gently three to four minutes, or until the berries pop and the mixture is slightly thickened. Stir occasionally. Move blintzes to two serving plates. Top with blueberry sauce and sprinkle with lime zest. Makes two servings.

Nutritional Info Per Serving:

Calories 352
Fat 5.6 grams
Aging fats 2.9 grams
Fiber 4.7 grams
Carbs 63.3 grams
Protein 26.6 grams
Sodium 401 milligrams
Potassium 446 milligrams