http://www.karenrothnutrition.com - Cucumbers are so refreshing and a nearly guilt free food. One full cup of chopped cucumber is only 14 calories! Nutritionist Karen Roth will share the healthy scoop on cucumbers as well as a recipe for Sweet and Sour Cucumber with Dill.
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Today I want to share a recipe with you today that uses cucumbers.
It's a very hydrating vegetable because of its high water content and eating cucumbers can prevent water retention in the entire body.
Cucumbers are also a perfect food to eat to aid digestion. Because they are naturally packed with a good amount of both water and fiber, that together promote healthy digestion. Who couldn't use that right?
I add cucumbers to everything, tuna salad, chicken salad, sandwiches, wraps and especially on party vegetable trays to use for dipping into hummus or guacamole.
And lastly, they make a wonderful crunchy snack all by themselves.
The following recipe, found in this email, or on my website if you are viewing this on YouTube (add website) can be used as a side dish for dinner, or as a snack.
Sweet and Sour Cucumber with Dill
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
Rice Vinegar to cover the above ingredients
1 tbs of Xylitol
1/8 tsp of sea salt
¼ tsp fresh or dry dill weed
Instructions: place onion and cucumbers in a mason jar or other glass container with a lid. Fill with rice vinegar to cover the onion and cucumber. Add Xylitol, dill and salt. Cover, shake light to mix all the ingredients. Marinate for 24 hours in your refrigerator.