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Issue # 13                                                   July 2012

 
 Activity of the Month: Golfing
Sharpen your hand & eye coordination,  overall balance and overall golf game as you go for a 3-5 mile walk around your local 18 hole course. Add a bag of clubs over your shoulders to provide a bit of strength conditioning during this walk. Although golf can be a bit frustrating at times, the beautiful surroundings of trees, manicured greens and glistening water features will hopefully promote a sense of  peace and rejuvenate the soul. 
Events of the Month 

 July 14-15:  
38th Annual Ballard Seafood Fest
Experience a bit of Scandinavin Culture during this 2 day festival. Enjoy the talented entertainment as you enjoy delicious Salmon BBQ. If you are feeling extra hungry, enter the lutefish eating contest. Check out www.seafoodfest.org for more information.
 
July 27th:
Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in London.
Be inspired by the World's best gymnasts,  swimmers, divers, runners,volleyball players, basketball players and more as they "Go for the Gold!
Catch the action on NBC.  
Sports Nutrition Gem: Cherries for Pain Relief

 

Relief for post-exercise muscle soreness and pain may be found in a glass or two of tart cherry juice. Several scientific studies support this connection between decreased muscle pain and natural anti-inflammatory foods including cherries. In particular, a recent study from the Oregon Health and Sciences University showed a significant decrease in muscle pain among long distance runners after drinking cherry juice twice a day for a week (J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2010; 7:17-22). The Cherry Marketing Institute has set up the www.choosecherries.com website to provide more information about the possible connection between tart cherries and post-exercise soreness.
App of the Month: Gilt Taste                          FREE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe of the Month:
Grilled Corn & Red Pepper Salad with Orzo
                 

 

 

4 ears of corn

1 red bell pepper

1 cup uncooked orzo

4t. olive oil, divided

2T. lime juice

2T. fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 t. cumin

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

cup crumbly cheese (e.g. feta, cotija or queso fresco) (optional)

t. freshly ground pepper

 

 

 

 Preheat grill. Remove husks from corn. Rub bell pepper and ears of corn lightly with 2t. olive oil and place on grill. Grill over medium high heat for about 12 minutes (3 minutes per side). Remove from grill and cut kernels from cobs and dice pepper.

 

Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting oil and salt. Drain and place in large serving bowl. Mix in remaining 2t olive oil.

 

Add corn, bell pepper, lime juice, parsley, cumin, and diced jalapeno pepper to orzo and mix gently. Sprinkle on cheese, if desired, and serve.

 

Makes 6 servings

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Happy 4th of July! Enjoy celebrating our nation's birthday with family and friends.
 
I hope you enjoy this July newsletter. As always please feel free to email me article suggestions for future issues.   
 
 
All the best,
 
Amy
Amy Reuter MS, RD
President & Chief Nutrition Officer
Seattle FoodNut
In This Issue
Activity of the Month
Events of the Month
Sports Nutrition Gem
App of the Month
Recipe of the Month