Cucumbers - Are made up of mostly water, a little over 90% according to one site. If you look at other site it varies. They all agree that's it's over 50% water though. It's a good source of vitamin C with a few other nutrients thrown in. Cucumbers are good for the digestive system and have a cleansing affect on the bowel.
And, the added benefit very low on calories. One cup is = to only 16 calories. Cucumbers are great on sandwiches or just slice them up and add some dill, a good snack.
Here's a recipe for a quick cucumber salad.
CUCUMBER ONION SALAD
1 large cucumber
1 medium onion
1 large tomato
zesty Italian dressing
salt and pepper to taste
Cut up cucumbers, onion, and tomato in small cubes. Salt and pepper as desired. Add 1 tbsp wine vinegar.
Add enough Italian dressing to cover (more or less to desired taste).
Great as a side dish for many meals.
Submitted by: Dee Chilton
Cucumber snack I got from this website: Cooks.com
Tomatoes - Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Also known to lower your chances of cancer.
Tomatoes come in at less than 30 calories per cup.
Here's a tomato recipe snack. I haven't tried it yet but it looks good.
Stuffed Tomato Snacks
(larger ones are easier to stuff)
Low-fat cottage cheese
Wash the tomatoes and slice off
the tops. Scoop out the seeds and
pulp. Fill each tomato with cottage
cheese. Sprinkle sunflower
seeds on top.
(Sorry I forgot which site I found this on.)
And, if you want to combine the two...Use this recipe also from Cooks.com
EASY TOMATO/CUCUMBER SALAD
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
dill to taste
Dice tomato and cucumber into small cubes of desired size.
Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl.
Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes, then serve.
Submitted by: Theresa S