Melon and feta salad

Summertime is melon time! Melons are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent choice for snacks or a side dish during the summer, when they are most abundant. With high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and lycopene, melons play an important role in healing; maintaining healthy teeth, skin, bones and vision; promoting heart health; and preventing cell damage. Take a bite out of this healthy food with this recipe for melon and feta salad – a refreshing, tasty summer treat.



Melon and Feta Salad

Salmon leftover makeover

You’ve just enjoyed a nice salmon dinner, but you have leftovers and wonder what to do. We all know that while doable, that remaining, day-old salmon just doesn’t hold its shape and flavor as well when reheated. Why not mix things up a bit (literally) and turn the leftovers into salmon cakes? Make things even more interesting by replacing the usual bread crumbs with quinoa for added fiber, protein and iron.

Embrace edamame!

The little bean packed with taste and many health benefits

It’s so easy to get into a rut when it comes to food. For me, that’s especially true with vegetables — until I discovered edamame. I purchased a bag in the organic frozen food section of my grocery store and brought it home. My husband raised his eyebrows at first, wondering what I was planning. Edamame is young soybeans. You can purchase them fresh or frozen, in the pod or hulled. If you are planning to use them in the recipe below, buy them already hulled.

Memorial Day tips

Many of us will be throwing a great Memorial Day cookout or a weekend getaway to start off this Summer. Memorial Day signifies the beginning of a season; a time of grilling, baseball and sun tans. Cookouts and travel can sometimes spell disaster for those of us trying to stay healthy. Here are a few tips to keep on track this holiday weekend.

1. Half your plate should be fruits and vegetables! Summer is a great season for fresh, local ingredients. Try a new fruit or vegetable this weekend.