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Super Summer Salads


Nothing beats a refreshing, satisfying salad at the end of a long, hot summer day. Let the official one-dish meal of the season help you shift into a summer state of mind. Salads are one of the few dishes that can be customized for every taste preference. Quick, easy and delicious, here are some summer salad recipes for every member of your family.   


The Adventurer For those salad lovers who like to venture outside of their comfort zones, there are plenty of ways to mix up your menu this summer. Need inspiration? Take this Pea, Ricotta and Bacon Salad for a spin this summer. 

The TraditionalistWhen you’re looking for a dish that is guaranteed to please the masses, lean on the family favorite recipes. Check out our recipe for Taco Salad, livened up with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Libby’s® Organic Black Beans. 

The MinimalistWe all know that person who finds flavor and taste in the simplest ingredients. Adding Libby’s vegetables to salads contributes the perfect amount of flavor. Try this recipe for Green Bean & Tomato Salad this summer or kick it up a notch with Easy Three Bean Salad.

Cross Your Heart and Hope for Health

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, we’ve still got hearts on our minds. We dedicate February to heart health because many women are at high risk of cardiovascular disease [1]. At Libby’s, we love our customers and hope you will make a pact to live and eat in ways that are helpful to your hearts – starting now. Consume Legumes As the saying goes, beans are good for your heart! Varieties such as black and kidney beans are rich in soluble fiber and help to decrease cholesterol levels [2], thereby contributing to a healthy heart. Try to make a heart-healthy meal that includes beans at least once a week. We’ve got some great recipes on our website, like our Mexacali Turkey on a Bun and Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas with Spanish Rice! Vary your Exercise Regimen Do you often get bored of completing the same running path or attending the same aerobics class every week? Researchers at Louisiana State University [3] found that the best exercise regimen for your heart includes a varied routine of resistance and aerobic training. Not only will this type of program keep you interested, but it will also help you drop a few pounds and decrease your diastolic blood pressure to help reduce your risk of heart disease. Remember to consult a physician before beginning a new exercise program. Do What Makes You Happy The best way to keep your heart anxiety-free is to surround yourself with the things that make you relaxed and happy. Too much stress in your life can damage arterial linings that keep the heart working properly [4]. Whether you prefer to relax in a bubble bath or play outside with your children, block off time in your busy schedule for activities that help you wash away daily stress and allow you to enjoy life. How will you improve your heart health this month? LIKE Libby’s Table on Facebook and tell us! Sources: [1] [2] Huffington Post: [3] Reuters: [4]