When we think of gifts for the dads in our lives what comes to mind? golf shirts, ties, briefcases, massages, a day of feeling like their 25 again without kids? This year, give him a little something extra; something he’ll treasure on the inside. Uh huh, you guessed it.
Lycopene is nature’s magical way of helping protect guys from prostate cancer. You don’t even have to force feed them like you might with something green because lycopene is highly concentrated in tomatoes; apricots, guava, watermelon, papaya, and pink grapefruit are also significant sources.And when eaten with a small amount of fat or oil, lycopene is absorbed even better into the system.
We’ve prepared a summer salad that explodes with flavor (and lycopene) for Father’s Day. Fresh red tomatoes and succulent watermelon pair up for a thirst quenching cool salad. We added a salty feta to heighten the flavor, some chopped mint, and a splash of lemon juice and olive oil to put it over the top (for taste and L absorption).
While the dad’s and their prostates burp slurp away at bowls filled with chunks of melon and tomatoes, you can rest assured that you’ve given your boys something really good this year. It’s gift that shows you love them on the inside and a gift they can’t won’t return.
Happy Father’s Day Dad! I hope you see this someday when you learn how to use the webbernet.
a father’s day gift: the power salad
preptime: 20 minutes 4-6 servings
3 tomatoes, cut into 1″ chunks, seeds removed if possible
3 c watermelon chunks
1-2 T chopped mint (vary to your taste)
1 T lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 feta cheese, crumbled or cut into small cubes
- Combine tomatoes, watermelon, and mint.
- Whisk together lemon, oil, salt and pepper.
- Pour lemon dressing over the fruits and toss gently to coat.
- Top with feta cheese and serve.