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Helpful tips & tasty recipes to stay summer-time slim

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Summer is the time of year when we try to look our best. But, there is so much temptation to eat all of the wrong foods.

Good Day Atlanta's Tacoma Perry has some helpful tips and tasty recipes to get you through the season without packing on the pounds!

Grapefruit and Spinach Salad
 - Prep time 10 min.
 - Cook time - none
 - Number of servings ~8
 - Serving size – 1-2 c
 - Difficulty (Easy)

 - Ingredients
   - 3 c peeled and sliced grapefruit
   - 1 bunch of mint leaves (approx. 10 large leaves)
   - 5 c fresh baby spinach
   - 1 large chopped cucumber peeled and seeded
   - 1 chopped red pepper
   - 1 chopped fennel bulb
   - 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
 - Directions for recipe
   - Combine all ingredients in large salad bowl and serve, the juice from the grapefruit acts as dressing, no need for extra dressing.

Apple Coleslaw
 - Prep time 10 min.
 - Cook time - none
 - Number of servings – 6-8
 - Serving size – ½-1 c
 - Difficulty Easy
 - Ingredients
   - 1 package cabbage or broccoli slaw
   - 1 large rib celery chopped
   - 1 small fuji apple chopped
   - ½ c olive oil based mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
   - ¼ c apple cider vinegar
   - ¼ c raw honey
   - ½ tsp garlic powder
   - ½ tsp onion powder
   - Dash of high quality salt
 - Directions for recipe
   - Combine all ingredients in bowl and serve!

Guacamole
 - Prep time 10 min.
 - Cook time - none
 - Number of servings – 6-8
 - Serving size – ¼ - ½ c
 - Difficulty Easy
 - Ingredients
   - 3 ripe avocados
   - ¼ c chopped red onion
   - 1bunch of chopped fresh cilantro
   - 1 chopped jalapeno (keep seeds in for extra "heat")
   - Juice of 1 lime
   - Dash of high quality salt
 - Directions for recipe
   - Combine all ingredients with spoon for a chunky texture or in a food processor for a more smooth texture and serve with fresh vegetables like carrots or cucumbers!

Berry Spinach Smoothie
 - Prep time 5 min.
 - Cook time - none
 - Number of servings – 1
 - Serving size – 16 oz.
 - Difficulty Easy
 - Ingredients
   - 1-2 c unsweetened almond and or coconut milk
   - 1 c frozen or fresh berries (we used an organic frozen berry medley on the show, blue berries, black berries and raspberries)
   - 1 large handful of fresh or frozen spinach (we used fresh on the show)
   - 1 tbs. ground flax seed
   - 1 scoop vanilla protein (we used whey protein)
 - Directions for recipe
   - Combine all ingredients, add ice if desired and blend on high and serve!

Low Sugar Mojitos
 - Prep time 5 min.
 - Cook time - none
 - Number of servings – 1
 - Serving size – approx. 10-12 oz.
 - Difficulty Easy
 - Ingredients
   - 1.5 oz of white rum (approx. 1 shot)
   - 8 oz sparkling water (we used lime flavored all natural on the show)
   - 2 packets of all natural stevia sweetener
   - 5 fresh mint leaves
   - The juice of a fresh lime
   - 2 sliced lime wedges
 - Directions for recipe
   - Combine all ingredients, add ice and serve!

Chicken or Steak Kabobs
 - Prep time 10 min.
 - Cook time – approx. 10 min. on each side or until juices run clear on chicken or steak is cooked to your preferences
 - Number of servings – 4
 - Serving size – 4 oz.
 - Difficulty Easy
 - Ingredients
   - 4, 4 oz chicken breast or steak filet cubed and ready to go on skewer
   - Chopped green pepper (large enough for skewer)
   - Chopped red onion (large enough for skewer)
   - 4 Large skewers
 - Directions for recipe
   - Put meat and vegetables onto the skewers
   - Grill on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear on chicken and desired "doneness" of steak

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