Alright, a little bit ago I kind of mentioned Divergent and I wanted to chat about it a little more. Especially now that more of you have read the books or seen the movie. And since it’s lunch time and I happen to be eating this cucumber salad with grapes and poppy seed dressing as the side to my turkey wrap I may as well post about the recipe too, right? Dude, now that I’m thinking about it I could totally mash this with the broccoli salad recipe on the site… booyah! That would be delicious!
Sorry, got a little side tracked. Let’s start with Divergent. Cade and I got to go to a movie all by our little selves and as we had heard gobs of talk about this movie we wanted to check it out. We kind of expected it to be ok, but totally ended up enjoying it. Boy, the world is seriously pushing all of this apocalypse, new world stuff aren’t they? My friend Kate from Our Best Bites would totally agree. We’ve chatted about the apocalypse and trust me, we can totally save you all from the zombies. Either way, we actually thought it was kind of interesting and we want to read the books now. Have you guys read them? I’m getting SO many mixed reviews on the books. Some love them, some love the first and hate the rest and others are disappointed only with the ending. So pretty much it’s all over, but I still want to read them.
And can we just talk about movie theaters for a moment? It’s really not that big of a deal, but I’m still going to mention it. First, I love that you can pick your own seats ahead of time now. It’s so much easier than wandering around in a dark theater trying to find seats together. BUT! Why, oh why when the theater is practically empty do people sit right next to you? I mean, it’s really not a big deal, but when the theater is empty couldn’t people spread out a little? It was like that when we went and a huge row of teenage girls planted it right next to us and oh my giggly teens! It was fun that they were having so much fun, but it got a little old after a while. Spread out people. When there are only 15 ish people in the whole theater you don’t need to sit so close. The end. Now go make some yummy salad and enjoy a little spring for those of us still dealing with crazy weather.
Are Cucumbers Good For Diabetes?
Cucumbers are a cool, crisp, low-carb choice for people with diabetes.
One cup of cucumbers contains less than 5 grams of carbohydrates.
Eating cucumbers could lower blood sugar levels.
What Nutrients Are In Cucumbers?
Cucumbers contain potassium, fiber and vitamin C.
They also “provide small amounts of vitamin K, magnesium, manganese and vitamin A.
Are Green Grapes or Red Grapes Healthier?
Health experts recommend red grapes, because red grapes get their color from disease fighting antioxidants called flavonoids.
But, green grapes are healthy too.
Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing
- 2 cups grapes
- 2 cups baby cucumbers, sliced (we get ours at costco)
- 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
for the dressing
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 cup strawberry greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- salt to taste
- In a bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Toss the cucumbers, grapes and tomatoes in a bowl with a few drizzles of the dressing until well coated but not too much that they are swimming in the dressing.
- Chill or serve immediately.
This can be kept in the fridge one day before serving and will last 2-3 days.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 120 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 3.2mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 15.3g Fiber: 1.7g Sugar: 12.4g Protein: 3.2g