July is National Grilling Month, a time to embrace the joys of outdoor cooking and savor the flavors of summer. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just enjoy the casual cookout, it’s a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, share recipes, and make lasting memories. Instead of the usual beef-centric barbecue, consider introducing seafood to your grill. Seafood, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, offers numerous health benefits. Studies suggest that regular seafood consumption may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s, cognitive issues, glaucoma, inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, and even protect against bone loss. Grill up some salmon, shrimp, or a delicious fish fillet to add a healthy twist to your barbecue menu. So dust off your grill, don your apron, and celebrate National Grilling Month with delicious meals and good company!

Here’s a great drink to go along with your grilled meal:

Watermelon Juice with Lime:

Watermelon Juice with LimeBecause there’s so much water in watermelon, you can blend it up to make a perfectly quenching drink. In this version, a pinch of salt and the zest and juice of a lime balance out the sweetness of the fruit.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups watermelon cubes
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • lime, scrubbed
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put the watermelon cubes and salt in a blender.
  2. Using a grater or zester, scrape the lime peel into the blender, then cut the lime in half and squeeze in the juice.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Fill 4 glasses with ice, and divide the mixture between the 4 glasses.

Bon Appetite! –Becky

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