A Healthier U

3 HEALTHY SUMMER SALADS

Spinach Strawberry Avocado Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed dressing

For the dressing: Place all ingredients into a jar and shake well to combine:

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the salad:

  • 12 oz Spinach
  • 1 pint Strawberries (cut)
  • 1-2 Avocado (cut)
  • ½ cup Toasted Pecans
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese

Tomato, Cucumber, and Avocado Salad

Combine all ingredients together in a big bowl and serve.

  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber – peeled and seeded then diced
  • 1 avocado – diced
  • 4 oz feta cheese – cubed
  • 2 tbs minced red onion
  • 1 handful parsley – minced – about 2 tbs
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 8 twists of black pepper from a pepper mill

Soutwestern quinoa and corn salad

Combine all ingredients together in a big bowl and serve. Make sure to let the quinoa cool before combining.

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked according to package directions (you can cook quinoa in either water or chicken stock to add a little more flavor)
  • 14 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 ounce can corn, drained
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 of a large red bell pepper
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


TOO SOON FOR BOTOX?

Botox is a common go-to for people trying to combat the effects of aging. The injections are made of Botulinum toxins that can cause muscle paralysis when injected into skeletal muscles. In simpler terms, these toxins have the ability to reduce or stop a muscle’s ability to move, which decreases skin wrinkling.

Botox is most commonly used to reduce wrinkling caused by animation like frowning, smiling, squinting, and is a great anti-aging solution for many people. However, what about in people who aren’t seeing the effects of aging, like those in their teens or 20s? Could Botox benefit them? Or are there any risks in getting Botox too soon?

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THE ECLIPSE IS COMING. ARE YOU READY?

Are you prepared for the most exciting cosmic spectacle in nearly a century? That would be the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. On that day, the moon will completely cover the sun and the event will sweep across a swath of the entire country for the first time since 1918.

Because the moon will be covering the sun and the sky will darken, some might think it’s a chance to ignore mom’s advice to never look directly into the sun.

But experts at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah warn onlookers not to be tempted. Looking directly at any part of the sun showing during an eclipse can cause eye damage known as solar retinopathy, explains Moran ophthalmologist Jeff Pettey, M.D.

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