Fruit rarely appears in dinner recipes, but fruit is packed with healthful nutrients (like it’s veggie cousins) and can be pleasingly savory. Fruit is a proven anti-ager. Plus, fruits’ antioxidants may prevent cell damage linked with aging and disease.

Paired with the recipes is a guide highlighting the benefits of each fruit, how it works and what vitamins it is loaded with. Learn which fruit:

  • Fight cancer and fine lines (cantaloupes, kiwifruit, oranges, pineapples, etc)
  • Safeguard your heart,(bananas, honeydew, mango, plantains, etc)
  • Stop weight creep (bananas, apples, blueberries, pears, blackberries, etc)
  • Be fitter longer (blueberries, cherries, pomegranates)
  • Maintain a sharp mind (apples, blueberries, grapes, plums, etc)


Pasta with Sausage and Red Grapes

Look di-vine! Red grapes contain antioxidants that combat inflammation, a main acne culprit. Serves 4

-6 oz mild Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch chunks
-1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
-1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
-2 cloves garlic, chopped
-1 tbsp plus 1/4 salt (preferably kosher), divided
-2 cups seedless red grapes
-1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
-10 oz whole-wheat orecchiette (or other short-cut pasta, such as farfelle or penne)
-2 tbsp granted Parmesan
-1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (or 1/2 cup of shopped fresh basil)

Set a large pot of water to boil. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring and breaking up, until well browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer sausage to a paper towel. Add oil to skillet; return to medium heat. Cook onion and garlic with π tsp salt, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add grapes, broth and pepper flakes; increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until grapes soften or burst and liquid thickens, about 10 minutes. Return sausages to skillet and stir, turn off heat. When water boils, add remaining 1 tbsp salt and pasta; cook as directed on package. Drain pasta, add to skillet, and turn on heat to high. Cook, stirring, until sausage is hot and pasta is coated with sauce, 30 to 60 seconds. Divide pasta among 4 bowls; sprinkle each with Parmesan and parsley before serving.

THE DISH 520 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated), 71 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 19 g protein.