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*Happiest of Birthdays to Helen C. and Edwards B.!!

*Happy 5th Anniversary to Fran and Steve!!!

*Don't forget to SPRING ahead Sunday, March 9th at 2am for daylight savings time. Also, this is a great time to replace the battery in your smoke detectors.

*Sleep does a body good. In a recent study, researchers found that women who got fewer than 7 hours of sleep per night had mortality rates that were 21% higher than those of women who got between 7-8 hours of sleep. Other studies have found that not getting enough sleep is associated with high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.
*In a recent Harvard study, people who were kept awake for 35 hours performed 20% worse on memory tests than those who got adequate sleep. While you sleep, your brain may be sorting short-term memories into other areas so that it's ready to take in more the next day.
*The good news--you can make up your sleep debt. That's why we have weekends!

Broiled Salmon with Orzo

Yield: 4 servings (Serving size: 1 fillet and 2/3 cup orzo)

*4 ounces uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
*1 cup frozen green peas
*4 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
*salt to taste
*2 tablespoons fat-free Italian salad dressing
*2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup), divided
*1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
*pepper to taste

1) Preheat broiler.
2) Cook orzo in a medium saucepan according to package directions, omitting salt and stirring in peas after 7 minutes.
3) Meanwhile, place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet and season with salt, to taste. Spread the salad dressing evenly over the fish. Broil 4" from heat source for 6-8 minutes or until opaque in center. Sprinkle half of the scallions over the salmon.
4) Drain orzo and peas; return to same saucepan. Stir in oil and remaining scallions and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with salmon.

Nutrition Information:
Calories per serving: 347
Carbohydrate: 28 grams
Protein: 32 grams
Fat: 11 grams
Fiber: 3 grams

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