Edgy Veggies: Summer Edition



A great list of Summer Veggies by Lauren Blake Rd

Here’s how to eat the season’s most surprising produce picks| Lauren Blake, RD

Corn on the cob may get a lot of play come summertime, but there’s no reason to limit your seasonal vegetable experiences to the familiar. A few months back, we introduced some of our favorite edgy veggies and below, we refresh our list with some out-of-the-CSA-box picks for the warmer months, and the creative ways you can partake.

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10 Greens That Are Healthier Than Kale!

10 Greens That Are Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you’re James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume—even if you’re not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.

In the food world, the biggest celebrity of all might be kale—the Shakira of salads, the Lady Gaga of leafy greens. It’s universally recognized that kale anything—kale chips, kale pesto, kale face cream—instantly implants a health halo not seen since the days of C. Everett Koop. Even 7-Eleven is making over its image by offering kale smoothies to help with your weight loss efforts. And yes, kale has plenty of benefits—including high levels of folate and more calcium, gram for gram, than a cup of milk.

But kale’s actually not the healthiest green on the block. In fact, in a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control that ranked 47 “powerhouse fruits and vegetables,” kale only placed 15th (with 49.07 points out of 100 for nutrient density)! Here’s a roundup of the 10 leafy green cousins

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How To Make Healthier Ice Cream

55 Recipes To Make You The Empress Of Ice Cream
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Which Matters More: Being Green or Being Clean?

Clean Or Green??

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Which Matters More: Being Green or Being Clean?
An expert weighs in on whether you should use chemicals to kill germs or limit exposure with gentler products.
You may be one of the many wondering if bleach should still have a place in your home or conversely, if all those gentler, so-called healthier cleaning options on the market are actually getting the job done. The questions aren’t easy ones—even for a scientist.Read More >
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Grilled Watermelon Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Grilled Watermelon Shrimp Ceviche Recipe from Men’s Fitness 





• 1 lb jumbo shrimp, or 16–20 shrimp sliced in half lengthwise
• 1 bay leaf
• 1/2 onion
• 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
• 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
• 1 1/2 tbsp fresh orange juice
• 1/1/2 tsp cilantro, chopped
• 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp garlic, minced and peeled
• 1 1/2 tsp jalapeño, seeded and chopped
• 1/8 tsp garlic, minced
• 1/4 tsp red pepper, crushed
• 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
• 1/4 cup red onion, julienned
• 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
• Whole seedless watermelon


1. Add bay leaf, onion, and pepper corns to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Drop shrimp into pot and boil until the water turns pink (about 30 seconds).

2. Remove shrimp and discard water; cool shrimp in a bowl of ice water for 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a new bowl and add remaining ingredients.

3. Let mixture marinate 4–6 hours, or overnight, for fuller flavor.

4. Slice watermelon into 8 two-inch-thick pieces, leaving the rind on. Lay slices on a flat surface. Using a 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut watermelon slices to create disks.

5. Grill the watermelon slices over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear; remove from grill.

6. Stir ceviche and serve chilled, between two disks of grilled watermelon.

Serves: 4

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Paleo vs. primal diets: What’s the difference?

Paleo vs Primal Diets

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Paleo vs. primal diets: What’s the difference?Paleo, a.k.a. the “caveman diet,” was created by Loren Cordain in 2002 and harkens back to the days when people ate a diet filled with grass-fed
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The Gear That Speaks the Loudest
Upgrade your fitness wardrobe with gym attire that does the talking for you. There was a day not so long ago when the message T-shirt was corny: a staple for sports fans, high school girls, or bachelorette parties. But as with most of fashion’s trends, it’s returned—and this time, it’s much improved. Backed by both star-power (Remember Beyoncé’s KALE shirt that went viral?) and explosive fashion-meets-fitness apparel brands, workout gear is taking aSee Original Article