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Healthy Cucumber Salad Recipe {Healthy Mama Week 26}

Good Monday Morning!  I know, it’s Monday, but it can still be good.  Lately I’ve really been loving the say “Today is a good day to have a good day”.  I just feel like for myself there are so many days where the day really is what I make of it and so that saying really resonates with me in terms of my attitude.

Well, enough Monday morning pep talk, let’s get on to the good stuff!  This morning I’m excited to share with you that I had a great week weight-wise.  This week I lost 2.8 pounds or 1.7% of my weight.  Since beginning my Healthy Mama Challenge 25 weeks ago I have lost 12.2 pounds or 7.1% overall.

I have a few weight loss goals-

  • Get to a healthy BMI (0 pounds to go) Goal Reached!
  • Get to my pre-pregnancy weight (0.8 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-marriage weight (5.8 pounds to go)
  • Total Weight Loss Goal {Get back to my ideal weight} (15.8 pounds to go)

This week I did some of my training for the Flap Jack & Jill 5K.  Last week I was tired from traveling and skipped a few workouts but I’m hoping to complete all of my training schedule workouts this week.

Now, on to one of my favorite recipes of all time- Cucumber Dill Saladcucumber dill salad

I’m not exaggerating in the least when I say that this is one of my favorite recipes of all time.  Ever since I was a small child I can remember loving cucumber salad.  A few years ago my husband threw together this recipe based off of this one and we have stopped making it any other way.

So here’s what you’ll need:

cucumber dill saladIngredients

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 English cucumbers (peeled & cut into coins)
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced thinly)
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill

Preparation

  1. Mix together the red wine vinegar, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add in the cucumbers, red onion, and dill.
  3. Mix it all well, cover are refrigerate.

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I like to let my cucumber salad marinate together in the fridge for at least an hour.  It’s so good and full of flavor.  I used Spark People’s Recipe Calculator to determine the calories in this dish and even if you ate the entire bowl that would only be 190 calories.  I’ve never eaten that much in a sitting.  I’d say this really makes 4 really good sized servings which would make it 47.5 calories per serving.

My husband is not really a huge fan of dill but he does like this combo of flavors.  If you happen to love dill, this is a recipe you need to try!

cucumber dill salad

 

Mary Martha Mama