Meatless Monday: Watermelon, Basil & Feta Salad

Watermelon health

Watermelons are synonymous with summer.

Like the first jump into a lake or pool, the fruit creates a cool, crisp and refreshing experience for the hottest of days. And since it’s made up of 92% water, that experience is a light and hydrating one, too.

These latter traits are ones ice cream just can’t match. Hence why when it comes to choosing between watermelon juice vs. sticky vanilla dripping down our hands, 9 times out of 10 you’ll find us reaching for the melon. That little bicep workout we get from doing so is just an added benefit. (The average melon is 20 pounds, 14 of those pounds being sweet, juicy deliciousness.)

Aside from the obvious benefits of keeping watermelon your summer snack of choice, below are 3 other reasons to chow down. Click here to keep reading…


Summer Slim-down Foods

By Jessica Ann Dogert RD, LDN, CPT

Summer SLIM-DOWN Foods

With summer season in full swing, we all desire to control cravings, banish belly bulge and de-buff that gut of ours to look good in a swimsuit. LifeVest friends, start adding one or all of these scrumptious slim-down foods into your daily health routine.

Baked Salmon

Salmon

Why it’s slim-down savvy: Omega-3 Fat

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies show may help control appetite, increase calorie burning and decrease the amount of fat your body stores.

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 Watermelon

 Why it’s slim-down savvy: High water-content

Watermelon is 92% water. Research shows foods with high water-contentmay help you naturally eat significantly fewer calories per meal. Read the rest of this entry »


2 Salads to Lighten Up the Memorial Day Menu

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By Emma Fogt

As soon as Memorial Day passes, pools open and beach side-bathers return for another summer of fun in the sun. The anticipation of skinny clothes attracts a desire for skinny food and what better way to lighten up Memorial Day than with a few salads on the table.

These salad recipes are heavy on flavor and light on junk, so you can feel good about what’s going on your plate, and your taste buds can too. Pair them with a veggie burger or lean cut of meat from the grill. Then sit back and savor the first few (unofficial) days of summer.

Susan’s Turbulent Watermelon Salad

Jan’s Strawberry Spinach Salad

Recipes here…