WATERMELON SALSA

Watermelon Salsa (3)

PERFECT FOR THESE HOT SUMMER DAYS!!
  Remember watermelon is 90% water so this easy recipe will also help hydrate your body!

BASIC RECIPE

3 cups finely diced watermelon
2 hot peppers minced (I used anaheim peppers and seeded them somewhat)
1 Tbsp cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 tsp salt

ADDITIONS

1 cup crushed pineapple well drained
1 cup corn
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/4 red pepper
1 Tbsp garlic
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
hot sauce

I added garlic, frozen corn (thawed) and black beans. If you like it hot keep the seeds from the anaheim peppers or add some hot sauce to taste.

Serve with tortilla chips and, if desired a dollop of low fat sour cream.

EASY AND REFRESHING!!

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5 SUPER REFRESHING FOODS

Slugging water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated!

You can get 20% to 25% of your daily water intake from food. A high percentage of fruits and vegetables weight comes from water AND they are packed with nutrition.

Cantaloupe: 90% of its weight is water yet this fruit contains 30 times more beta-carotene than oranges!

eggplant

Eggplant: 92% water weight, it draws its color from plant pigments called anthocyanins, antioxidants that protect our cells!

Spinach: 92% water, can be eaten raw or cooked (look for some of my upcoming recipes) and is very rich in antioxidants. Great source of potassium, folate (any women planning on getting pregnant should eat lots!), and magnesium. Did you know all these nutrients also help keep blood pressure down.

Slice of Watermelon

Watermelon: 92% Water but super high in lycopene, a phytonutrient important for cardiovascular and bone health (all you 50’s and older folks). Lycopene may also help protect against some cancers.

yellow pepper

Yellow Pepper: 92% water too plus 184mg of Vitamin C which is 307% of the Daily Value.