In The Name Of Summer!

An integral part of good health, in the summer and year round, is preparing and cooking your own meals and using food from your garden when possible.

HYDRATING & TASTY WATERMELON RECIPE

Who ever said that cooking is hard or time consuming has not explored the vast array of quick n easy recipes that float in our universe.

NEW MINDSET: Cooking is fun, can be easy depending on the recipe and the result of cooking is a beautiful and healthful meal.

Much of the success of the recipe tasting good has to do with whether or not the food is in season or organic.

In the name of summer, I’d like to share an excellent idea that incorporates the best of summer produce….WATERMELON GREEK STYLE.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet watermelon
  • Fresh Basil
  • Imported Greek feta cheese

That’s all!

Cut up watermelon into cubes and toss into a colorful bowl.  Add small pieces of fresh basil and crumbled imported feta on top of watermelon and you then have prepared a 10 minute recipe that is satiating, delicious and nostalgic.

Basil

For my recipe I was able to use fresh basil from my veggie garden, and the basil was so fresh and fragrant I almost didn’t want to eat it, but I did!

BENEFITS OF BASIL

DNA Protection Plus Anti-Bacterial Properties

Anti-Inflamatory Effects

Nutrients essential for cardiovascular health

Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese; a very good source of copper, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), and vitamin C; and a good source of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Eating basil fresh and uncooked has the best nutritional value.

summerResearch taken from : The World’s Healthiest Foods

I love sharing information about nutrition, movement and wellness because these are the foundation of living with positive energy- #KEFILIFE

If you have a healthy and tasty summer recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, please post in the comment section or email me…[email protected]

Thank you so  much for spreading the Kefi love so we can all EAT LIGHT FEEL LIGHT!

xo

Carpe Kefi!

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]