Week of May 19, 2019
What’s Happening: Memorial Day Weekend is coming up. We hope you, your friends & family enjoy the weekend! We will be closed Monday May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.
Fun Holidays this Week:
May 20: Pick Strawberries Day – What could be more fun on a Sunday afternoon than picking some tasty strawberries!
May 23: Lucky Penny Day – If you find a penny on the ground today (some say it should be heads up), it might be extra lucky!
May 25: National Brown Bag It Day: If you plan on brown bagging it today, here are 27 recipes to help make it fun: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/awesome-easy-work-lunches?utm_term=.ghAL1OakJ#.mm1lk6zPN
May 26: Sally Ride Day: Today honors the first American woman to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle "Challenger". STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 18, 1983.
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
Blueberry Orange Water
2 small oranges
1 cup blueberries
Add ingredients to a pitcher of water
Refrigerate until chilled
National Salad Month
That's right! May is National Salad Month. The days are getting warmer and sometimes a salad is the perfect way to end the day. Here are some of delicious salad ideas:
Artichoke, Edamame and Asparagus Salad - Antioxidant-rich artichoke and asparagus combined with protein and fiber filled edamame with a simple citrus dressing like lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper delivers a powerhouse of taste and nutrients.
Mediterranean Salad - A Mediterranean diet is loaded with fiber, lean protein, good fats, vitamins and antioxidants and so is this salad. Hearts of romaine, chickpeas, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, cherry or grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese and a dressing with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt and pepper.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad - The fiber-filled protein in sweet potatoes give you half of your daily servings in this tasty vegetarian salad. Toss roasted sweet potatoes and red peppers over a bed of peppery arugula, top with white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper for enhanced flavor.
Salads are so easy to prepare and have a basic structure you can mix to your taste preference. Start with a base of greens, add vegetables for crunch and taste, a fruit for sweetness, and a protein which can be lean meats, fish or beans. Low-fat cheeses, nuts and seeds also make great additions. The possibilities really are endless.