Part 2- Nutrition to ‘spring’ up your metabolism

**My thoughts and love are with everyone affected by the tragedy at Boston.

Monday- Hip hop cardio

Tuesday- 3 x 1600s

Cucumber

My favorite thing about cucumber is the crisp refreshing flavor. I also love that cucumber is really hydrating. As a kid my mom would peel a cucumber and cut it into a few big chunks and we would munch away. This vegetable topped the Shape list of top diet foods.

Cucumber is a good source of potassium, fiber (with the peel on), Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. It is a low calorie food with a great crunch. I am usually cheap and buy the plain cucumbers, but the English cucumbers are really good.

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With cucumbers you can eat it with or without the peel. I think certain recipes are better without it, but on a salad or sandwich I don’t mind leaving the peel on. If you buy conventional (non-organic), you will want to thoroughly wash the skin if you plan to eat it. Look for a firm and dark green cucumber at the grocery store. Keep them in the refrigerator.

Here are a few ways to enjoy cucumber.

1. Dip cucumber slices in hummus

2. Throw chopped cucumber in tuna or chicken salad

3. Add cucumber to all salads and sandwiches

4. Mix cucumber slices in greek yogurt with some lemon juice

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What is your favorite vegetable?

Any other recipes with cucumber out there?

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One response to “Part 2- Nutrition to ‘spring’ up your metabolism

  1. keep running and smiling! xoxo

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