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Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes: Melon Salad, Tex-Mex Slaw

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Keep your Memorial Day festivities nice and fresh by serving up these brand-new side dishes! Whether you like your sides sweet or savory, HG is at the ready. (We're always ready when food is involved.)

 
 
Sassy Melon Salad

1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 91 calories, 0.25g fat, 30mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 17g sugars, 2.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Embrace the combo of melon and cucumber, coexisting peacefully in one glorious scoopy salad!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
2 tsp. lime juice
2 cups diced (seedless or seeded) watermelon
1 1/2 cups diced cantaloupe
1 1/2 cups diced cucumber
1 cup diced pear

Directions:
In a blender or food processor, combine yogurt, lime juice, and 1/4 cup watermelon. Blend until smooth.

In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe, cucumber, pear, and remaining 1 3/4 cups watermelon. Add yogurt mixture and toss to coat. Mmmm!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS 

 
 
 
Tangy Tex-Mex Slaw

1/8th of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 50 calories, <0.5g fat, 186mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 2.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

Fresh flavors and maximum veggie-osity make us want to party! This recipe may just become a new summertime staple...

Ingredients:
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tsp. taco seasoning mix
1/4 tsp. salt
One 12-oz. bag (about 4 cups) broccoli cole slaw
1/2 cup frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine sour cream, lime juice, vinegar, taco seasoning, and salt. Whisk until uniform.

Add all remaining ingredients, and toss to coat. Eat up!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

 
 

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Happy National Taffy Day, May 23rd. Salt water taffy contains only around 30 calories per piece. Chewy deliciousness!

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