Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Summer Freshness at its Best

Celebrate the last vestiges of summer with this quick and easy summer staple. It’s light on calories, refreshing and goes with everything from chicken to fish.

Ingredients: yields 6 servings

  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 Tsp. honey
  • ½ Tsp. salt
  • ½ Tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh herbs, parsley, chives and/or tarragon


  1. Whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper. Put dressing aside.
  2. Chop tomato, cucumber and onion into small chunks. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chopped vegetables and toss to coat.
  4. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour or refrigerate until ready to eat.
  5. Toss with herbs just before serving.

Nutritional Information: Serving size 1½ cups
Calories 66; Fat 3g; Fiber 2g; Carbohydrates 10g; Protein 2g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sugar 7g; Calcium 31mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 204mg; Potassium 361mg



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Battle Recurring Blemishes

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Tips to Prevent Acne Flare-ups

Some women outgrow teen acne, others continue to experience flare-ups into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Try these lifestyle tips for prevention.

  • Get seven to eight hours of sleep.
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  • Eat fruits rich in antioxidants to help your face heal faster from an outbreak.
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Health Tips for Men

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Reduce Your Risk for Disease

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to reducing your risk for disease. Learn what you can be doing to ensure a lifetime of good health.

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