Staying hydrated on hot days can be a challenge. Many fruits and vegetables contain potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium which helps us stay hydrated and support our exercise goals without adding extra calories.
This watermelon feta salad is packed with flavor and everything you need to beat the heat…
Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad
- Greens from the mint are rich in magnesium.
- Feta adds sodium and calcium to help replenish salt lost with sweat and the combo of calcium and magnesium helps with cramps.
- Watermelon & Cucumber: hydrating foods.
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Pinch of salt
Combine ingredients, whisk and set aside
3 cup seedless chopped watermelon
1 cup medium cucumber, chopped
½ cup red onion (optional if this bothers you on your run/cycle/swim)
1 cup feta
½ cup coarsely chopped mint
Sea salt and Ground black pepper (optional)
Combine watermelon and cucumber in bowl, mix in feta and dressing
Garnish with mint, salt and pepper
Audrey Caspar-Clark MS, RD, LDN, Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, CSO, LDN, Carly Roop, RD, CSO, MA, LDN, and Caroline Meehan, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, CDCES are the registered dietitians at the Abramson Cancer Center at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine who specialize in cancer nutrition and provide information based on sound nutritional therapies to support patients throughout their cancer treatment.