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Produce Pick: All About Summer Squash – The history, nutrition benefits, and ways to include it in your diet

It’s summer and that means it is time for lots of summer squash! You should be able to find this tasty veggie just about everywhere because it is ripe and in-season. In this Produce Pick episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, you will discover the history, benefits, and ways to include summer squash in your diet. Enjoy!

The Benefits of Summer Squash

Produce Pick: All About Strawberries – The history, nutrition benefits, and ways to include them in your diet

Strawberry lovers, rejoice! This episode is all about delicious strawberries and why they should be a part of our diet. Not only will you discover the history of strawberries, you will learn about how to store them, the health benefits, and easy ways to start including them in your meals. Enjoy!

All About Strawberries

Five Tips for a Healthy Road Trip – How to keep your diet in check while traveling

In about a week, I will be leaving for another two-week road trip across the USA. I’m super excited and I wanted to share the ways that I stay healthy while I am on the road. In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, you will discover the best snacks, meals, drinks and more to keep you feeling happy and energized while you travel.

5 Tips for a Healthy Road Trip!

Produce Pick: All About Onions – The nutrition benefits, history, and ways to prepare them

Onion lovers, rejoice! In this episode, we talk all about onions and discover why they are such a nutrient-dense food. You will discover their history, the best ways to select and store them, how to reduce the amount of tears you get when cutting onions, and their nutritional benefits. Enjoy!


Recipe: Pomegranate Pear Arugula Salad

Pomegranate Pear Arugula Salad

This salad looks and tastes super fancy…but it is easy and affordable to make! Best of all? It’s packed with nutrients like fiber, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. Simply add your favorite salad dressing (I love to use Bragg’s Ginger and Sesame Salad Dressing on this) and you are good to go! Give this recipe a try the next time you are in the mood for a delicious salad.

Pomegranate Pear Arugula Salad (serves about two people)

  • 2 cups fresh arugula, thoroughly washed
  • 1 pear, sliced into thin pieces
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss well. Drizzle your favorite salad dressing on top and toss again.



Book Review: Mason Jar Salads and More by Julia Mirabella

Margaux's Book Pick - Mason Jar Salads

It may sound silly but I collect mason jars. I know….what a simple thing to collect! I have the old-school jars that I’ve picked up at garage sales and antique stores. I also purchase new ones all the time when I am out and about. Mason jars are just one of those things that you can use for just about anything. I typically make tea in them and use them to hold my smoothies and juices. Did you know that these fun jars also make excellent containers to hold lunches and other small meals? That’s why I am loving Mason Jar Salads and More by Julia Mirabella. This book is packed with 50 recipes that are easy to make and delicious to eat! Julia shows you how easy it is to make layered lunches and take them with you on the go. She also shares with you tips to make the most out of your meals in a jar. My favorite recipes in this book include the Pomegranate and Pear Salad, Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit, and Kale and Avocado Salad. Yum! You can purchase this book by clicking here or pick up a copy at your local bookstore. I know that you will love it as much as I do!