xmlns:fb='http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml' working4wellness: May 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Watermelon SOUP!

Hello out there--

Working4Wellness loves WATERMELON!

I have a fun recipe for you that's good for you and can cool you off at the same time. Watermelon SOUP!
Traci's Tips:
-If you don't like a chunky consistency--my suggestion is to puree it a bit after combining all the ingredients.
-Make it a day ahead, and be the envy of all your friends at the Memorial Day BBQ!
Watermelon is a good source of potassium, 
and almost 20% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A and Vitamin C (in one cup diced).

Noteworthy is its content of the carotenoids lutein and lycopene
Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that helps to protect your eyes.  Lycopene, the responsible pigment for the red color in certain fruits, has antioxidant properties that help reduce the risk of  cardiovascular disease.

Watermelon Gazpacho courtesy of
All Recipes.com
recipe image

Servings: 6

"Start your hot-weather meal with this easy, intriguing variation on the classic tomato cold soup."
2 cups 1/4-inch-diced watermelon
2 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 seedless cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch
1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and
cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and
minced (optional)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley,
basil or cilantro
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Process 1/2 cup of watermelon, along with the orange juice and oil, in a blender or food processor until pureed. Transfer to a medium bowl, along with remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can be made several hours before serving.)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 110
Amount Per Serving
  • Total Fat: 4.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 68mg
Amount Per Serving
  • Total Carbs: 16.4g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 1.8g

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Red Ants on a log...

Hello all parents and/or snackers...
(that would include EVERYone then...  :)    )
Here's an oldie but goodie- with a twist

Log= large carrot cut lengthwise
spread with all natural peanut butter
Red Ants = dried cranberries
   my son added-about 10 chocolate chips...yes, takes after me....

Good Energy- Good Fiber- Good Protein- GREAT Snack!