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Here are some ideas to keep in mind when traveling this summer that will keep you
Nashville, Ark. – Many families will be hitting the road this summer to wonderful
destinations to relax and enjoy themselves. When you are traveling, it can be hard
to stick to your healthy eating plan. After all, vacation only happens once a year,
and why not enjoy that extra ice cream, dessert, or other treats along the way? The
temptations are endless.
Before you know it you give in; but wait, it is possible to travel and
still follow a healthy eating plan. As you hit the road this summer, keep these ideas
Vacation is a time to relax, connect with your family or friends and de-stress.
Balance is the key when it comes to vacation food and a healthy eating plan. For more
information on eating healthy, contact the Howard County Extension Service at 870-845-7517
or visit our office located on the second floor of the courthouse.
This recipe was demonstrated at the recent Southwest Arkansas Experiment Center Field
Day at Hope. It was enjoyed by all! Why not serve it at your next family get-together?
You might want to attend the EHC Leader Training program, “Picnic Foods” scheduled
for Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Howard County Extension Homemaker Educational
Center in Nashville. I’ll be sharing ideas, food safety, and recipes for you to try
at your next picnic.
5 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
3 cups cubed tomatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 lettuce leaves
Combine watermelon and tomatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and
stir gently. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in onion, vinegar and oil. Cover and chill
for 2 hours. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.
Yield: 6 (1 ½ cups) servings
Nutrition information per serving: 100 calories, 5 g fat, 2 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates,
105 mg sodium
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 email@example.com
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