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Summertime Food to Help Beat the Heat
Michelle Hilliard

Health & Nutrition

Summer is fun and often filled with get-togethers with friends and family. Enjoy these memories, but don’t let them derail you from the healthy habits and lifestyle choices you have put into place.

If you are going to a barbecue, bring a veggie tray, yummy salad, or fruit platter to share. You could ditch the bun and eat the burger on a lettuce wrap. Opt for the fresh watermelon for dessert versus the ultra-processed cake. Good news is, if you do indulge in some of the not-so-great stuff, you can always get back on track the following day.

Lifestyle Medicine Monthly Challenge

Easy, Delicious (and healthy, but don’t tell them) Popsicle Recipe

Here’s one of my favorites I make with my kiddos…


  • Coconut water
  • Frozen berries of choice


  • Fill popsicle molds with frozen berries
  • Top off with coconut water
  • Place in the freezer for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours
  • Remove and enjoy!

Your go-to list for healthy foods to help keep you refreshed, cooled down and hydrated this summer.

  • Cucumbers 
  • Watermelon
  • Berries
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Mangos
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Curd
  • Yogurt
  • Coconut Water
  • Bone broth

If you need any help establishing new health and wellness habits, we have nutritional and lifestyle health coaching available for you at Thrive.

Thriving Magazine September 2022 Issue 15

September Thriving Magazine • Issue 15

September is Self Care Awareness Month and our September issue of Thriving magazine is focused on just that… With an emphasis on setting yourself up for aging with vitality. The choices we make today will have a huge impact on our future selves, and we want to help you lead healthy, strong and energetic lives. Enjoy!

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