July Nutrition Newsletter 

July Nutrition Newsletter 

Celebrate National Grilling Month
Healthy Grilling Tips to Keep in Mind:

1) Go lean- save on saturated fat and opt for lean cuts of meats like chicken without the skin, turkey burgers, and fish

2) Roast vegetables- red peppers, corn on the cob, eggplant, summer squash, sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions are a great way to add some color and are low in calories

3)  Have fun with fruit- grilled watermelon, peaches, and pineapple are a sweet addition to a summer meal without the added sugar
Recipe of the Month:

Cucumber Watermelon Summer Salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
2 medium unpeeled cucumbers, washed, ends removed, sliced lengthwise then sliced crosswise
3 cups watermelon, cut in 1-inch cubes (about 1 pound)

Directions Before you begin: Wash your hands. Combine the lime juice, sugar and salt in a 2-quart bowl; whisk together. Stir in parsley.Add cucumbers; toss with a rubber spatula, coating all cucumber pieces. Add watermelon; fold in gently.Cover, set aside and allow juice from the watermelon to mix with the other juices. Stir gently and let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.

Cooking Note Choose a watermelon without a flat side and that sounds hollow when you knock on it. Look for a melon with a dull (not shiny) rind free of soft spots, gashes or blemishes.

Nutrition Information Serving size: 1½ cups: Serves 4
Calories: 90: Total Fat: 0.5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 300mg; Total Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 2g
Recipe Credit: Kristine Napier, MPH
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

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