“Seasonal” – Take a look at how to stay active and make delicious food choices no matter what the temperature is outside.


As promised on Tuesday’s installment of Trending – here is the simple  summer salad recipe [say that 10x fast..] jam-packed with B vitamins:

In addition to the vitamin richness, this salad has two other very “Seasonal things going for it [and you].

1. It has the patriotic red, white, and blue you would expect for July.

2. It is more healthy than anything- ANYTHING- you could get for free at a 7-11 gas station convenience store as they celebrate their namesake today

Simple Summer Salad

  • Difficulty: easy
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Items Needed

  • 1 cup  green beans, washed and blanched 1-2 minutes
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, washed, pat dry
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced
  • 1 bunch mint leaves, washed, pat dry
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnuts OR 1/4 cup pistachios, shelled *optional
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large cutting board
  • 1 large mixing bowl, 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 sharp knife


  1. Wash and slice needed fruits and veggies as indicated above, place in large mixing bowl
  2. Make the dressing in the small mixing bowl – combine the vinegar,  mustard, honey, salt/pepper and slowly whisk in oil until mixture is thorough
  3. Toss mint leaves, feta, and nuts [optional] into large mixing bowl
  4. Toss the salad with enough dressing to coat lightly
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Leftovers may be placed in a glass bowl with a tight-sealing lid for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Serves 2+

Stay Well,



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