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Recipes of the Month: July

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists


Try these blueberry and summer-inspired healthy recipes.


Blueberry Cucumber Salad


  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro or parsley leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese, optional



1. With a sharp knife, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise.

2. With the tip of a spoon scrape out the seeds.

3. Cut into thin slices.

4. In a large bowl, toss cucumber, blueberries, scallions and cilantro.

5. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.

6. Pour over the cucumber mixture and toss to combine.

7. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired.


Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps 


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced and toasted



1. In a bowl, combine yogurt, basil, salt and pepper until blended.

2. Add chicken, blueberries, celery and scallions and toss until evenly coated.

3. Arrange lettuce leaves on serving platter and top with chicken mixture, dividing evenly between lettuce leaves.

4. Top with almonds.                 


BLT Lettuce Wraps


  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 large tomato sliced thin
  • 2 whole romaine leaves
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste



1. Spread mayo onto the lettuce leaves.

2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Top with two strips of bacon each and a layer of tomatoes.


Caprese Salad


  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Toss all of the ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy!



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