Cucumber Yogurt (Tzatziki)


Cucumber Yogurt is simple to make, delicious, very nutritious, and is a fantastic addition to a healthy diet. It makes a perfect dip or refreshing accompaniment to a main course:
– Serve as a dip with whole wheat pita chips or fresh veggies.
– Serve as a refreshing accompaniment to a main course of grilled chicken or meat.
• 1 garlic clove – minced
• 4 medium Persian cucumbers – diced
• 2 cups (16 ozs.) non-fat plain Greek yogurt
• 2 – 3 fresh mint leaves (2 tablespoons) or ¼ teaspoon dried mint
• ¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste (optional)
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste (optional)
• Remove ends from cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise, cut each half in half again lengthwise. Dice cucumber quarters thinly.
• In a bowl, add minced garlic clove, diced cucumber, yogurt, mint, salt and black pepper, and mix well.
• Serve immediately.
• Leftovers will keep refrigerated for about 2 – 3 days.
Serves: 4
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 80 Calories, 8.7g Carbohydrates, 0mg Cholesterol, 0.01g Fat, 9.25mg Potassium, 10.09g Protein, and 188.25mg Sodium

7 Home Remedies for Sunburn


It is summer season and you decide to lay out and enjoy the sun after a long cold winter. You know better, but you somehow manage to get sunburned. Here are some home remedies to help ease and sooth the pain.

1) Apple Cider Vinegar

After a cool shower, apply apple cider vinegar with a clean cloth to your skin and let it dry.

2) Cucumber

Apply sliced and chilled cucumber to the sunburned skin.

3) Cornstarch

Add water to the cornstarch or baking soda by creating a paste and applying gently over the skin.

4) Lotion

Use lotion that contains Aloe Vera.

5) Milk

Apply cool milk with a clean cloth to your skin…it will help ease some of the discomfort by easing some of the heat and creating a layer of protein to protect your skin.

6) Tea

Apply cool (not hot) tea with a clean cloth to your skin…it will help draw heat from the sunburned skin.

7) Yogurt

Apply plain yogurt directly to your burn and let is sit for at least 5 minutes…rinse it off with cool water.

Of course, the best remedy for sunburn is prevention. Always use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid direct sun exposure. Have a great summer!

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