Super Salads For Those Summer Days

Leeanna McKamey

SNAP-Ed Program Assistant

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County


Summer is a great time to load up on veggies in a tasty salad.  Lots of great vegetables at the grocery or farmers markets.  Serve a small salad before dinner. Or, add protein to make a quick and tasty meal.

Try these combos!

  1. Simple Spinach Salad-Spinach, shredded carrots, hard-boiled eggs, dried cranberries and a honey mustard dressing.
  2. Southwestern-Romaine lettuce, corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, cooked and chilled brown rice, shredded cheddar, slice olives, citrus dressing with a pinch of chili powder.
  3. Greek-Romaine, cucumber, tomato, onion, feta cheese. Dressing-2 Tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of oregano.

Or experiment and make you own. Here is an easy way to help you out.

4 cups of greens (lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Romaine or Mixed greens)

1-2 cups of veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, tomatoes, corn, peas, peppers etc.)

2 cups Optional Protein (canned beans rinsed and drained, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, chicken, turkey, beef or pork)

½ cup Optional Add-Ins (low fat cheese, pasta, olives, fruit which can be fresh, canned or dried.

Salad Dressings – Try making your own and saving a bundle.  Use oil or vinegar, honey, mustard.  Go online to find great recipes.


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Keep Cool This Summer

Brooke Beam, PhD

Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County


July 15, 2020


The past few weeks have provided very hot weather in Highland County. Scattered showers have helped crops, but certain areas in the county could use additional rain. While the weather is warm, it has provided good weather to work on equipment, cleaning barns, and other outside work. No matter if you are working on the farm, garden, or your yard, it is important to keep cool in the high heat.

Heat Related IllnessesThere are several heat-related illnesses that can impact you during weather like we are experiencing. These illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn, and heat rash. According to the CDC, symptoms of heat strokes include high body temperatures; hot, red, dry or damp skin; fast, strong pulse; headaches; dizziness; nausea; confusion; and a loss of consciousness.

Remember to wear sunscreen while outdoors and hats to protect yourself. If possible, try to work in the mornings when it the temperature is cooler.

Your animals and pets are also susceptible to heat related illnesses. Keep animals in areas where they have access to shade and water.

Remember, you are irreplaceable, work outside can wait until a cooler day.

For more information about OSU Extension programming, contact the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918.















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