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Happy August, Friends! I hope you are enjoying a glorious summer! We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful corner of the world. We have some wonderful articles, tips and just plain, good old-fashioned fun in our issue this month. Have you checked out “Bill’s Best Bites”? If not, check it out! Bill will take us on a mouth- watering journey through the Valley as he tells us of the “hot spots” to eat for different occasions! You never know where Bill will wind up each month! Feel free to send us an email if you have a great restaurant that you enjoy. Who knows, you may see it featured in your local Seniors’ Scoop! We are always striving to make Seniors’ Scoop a valuable source of information, entertainment, and positive stories for you to enjoy each and every month! How are we doing? We LOVE to hear from our readers! Feel free to email us at info@srscoop.com. I raise my glass of ice cold lemonade to you, my friends! Live, Laugh & Love,

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Gather Around the Grill with Family, Friends

One person who knows a lot about feeding a crowd is TV personality and celebrity chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., a winner of The Next Food Network Star and host of the Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House. Growing up with five siblings and raising three children of his own has taught McCargo about the importance of gathering people together for mealtime. “Making meals for family and friends is easy, especially when there’s a grill involved,” McCargo said, “and grilling season is the perfect time to catch up over ketchup.” McCargo has teamed up with grilling staple, Heinz Ketchup, to develop tips and recipes for the ultimate cookout, including: • • • •

Grill summer fruit such as mango, watermelon and pineapple, with a little salt, pepper and oil. Once off the grill, drizzle with fresh citrus juices, such as lemon or blood orange with a little extra virgin olive oil as an untraditional alternative to fruit salad. For an added kick to kebabs, hamburgers or hot dogs, add a fresh new twist on a classic favorite with Heinz Ketchup Blended with Real Jalapeno or Heinz Ketchup Blended with Balsamic Vinegar. If you forgot to brush your grill off after the last BBQ event, heat the grill to 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit with the lid closed. Open grill and brush vigorously with wired grill brush for easy grill clean up, then season with oil and start grilling. Be careful to check the date on your propane tanks before firing up the grill since tanks do expire. You can find the expiration date on the metal collar around the top of the tank. And be sure to always keep a backup when hosting a crowd.

Tasty Easy Beef Brisket

Servings: 1-2

1/4 cup Heinz Ketchup 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons diced shallots 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 pounds beef brisket For marinade, put all ingredients, except for beef brisket, in a storage container and shake well until mixed. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade. Pierce brisket with fork on both sides to allow marinade to penetrate meat. Place brisket in a bag with the marinade and make sure meat is well coated. Marinate brisket for 1-3 hours. Preheat grill to 350°F or a medium high heat and preheat oven to 350°F. Grill brisket for 6-8 minutes each side. Wrap brisket in foil and bake in oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove brisket and brush with reserved marinade. Let rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing.

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Expressions Memory Care Home

The perfect “nursing home” alternative A family that is searching for a loving, secured, nurturing environment for their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or one of the related dementias will be greatly encouraged after visiting Expressions Memory Care Home.

The environment is small, home-like and filled with love and respect. Pampering of residents is what they love to do!

Expressions Memory Care Home is locally owned and operated by Patricia Zinke R.N. and her husband Ed. Their high staff-to-resident ratio ensures great care. Nursing staff on duty includes a licensed nurse and certified nursing assistants specialized in the care of residents with memory loss. Third-party nursing services such as physical therapy and hospice are also available if needed. Everyone is working together to ensure the highest excellence in care. 6

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Expressions is located between Columbia Falls and Whitefish, just off of Hwy. 40 on a beautiful 12 acres. The property resembles a true Montana picture with mountains, meadow and deer! A newly built “healing garden” is being enjoyed by the families and residents. It includes a covered pavilion, flowers, benches, hummingbird feeders, water fountain and bird bath to entice charming little bird visitors! Patricia Zinke would like to extend an invitation to anyone that is caring for a loved one at home with memory loss or any family that has a loved one in a nursing home to visit us. She would be happy to give you a tour and listen to you about the needs of your special loved one. Please call her at 253-6782 and arrange a time for a tour. Expressions truly is the perfect alternative to a nursing home.

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Although it still feels like deep summer to you and me, mid-August marks the by Jill Seigmund beginning of fall for birds in the Flathead Valley. While many bird species are beginning to prepare to migrate south, there is still some quality bird watching to be done.

Birding Hotspots

Flathead Audubon, a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to conserving birds, wildlife habitat and ecosystem diversity, publishes a handy guide to birding in the Flathead Valley. “Birding Hotspots in the Flathead Basin” provides short descriptions of 13 places in the Flathead Valley and nearby areas that offer great opportunities to see a variety of bird species, accompanied by a map that shows where these “hot” spots are and how to get to them. The brochure also contains a full list of all bird species seen in the Flathead, with information on relative abundance by season breeding status of each species. The list of 13 hotspots includes Lawrence Park, Smith Lake, and Tally Lake Campground. Lawrence Park is located at the end of Main Street in Kalispell. You’ll find riparian forest trails and a natural river oxbow area, which serve as habitat for a variety of woodpeckers, as well as Wood Ducks, Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Lazuli Buntings, Red-eyed Vireos, and Black-headed Grosbeaks at different times of the year. Smith Lake is a short drive west of Kalispell. A complex of large, shallow wetlands and marsh provide habitat for a variety of griebs, Black Terns, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, Wood Ducks, and Bald Eagles.

Tally Lake Campground is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service west of Whitefish on the Flathead National Forest. Besides being a great place to camp, swim and picnic, Tally Lake is also a great place to watch birds! Trails meander through streamside bird habitat, which is home to a variety of warblers and sparrows, as well as Willow Flycatchers, Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds, Gray Catbirds, and Cedar Waxwings. Common Loons and Bald Eagles breed along the lakeshore. And patient late-evening visitors might be treated to the sights and sounds of a variety of owl species… Great Horned, Northern Saw-whet, Barred, and Great Gray. To prepare for your bird watching adventure, consider packing the following: • A pair of binoculars • A bird guidebook, such as The Sibley Guide to Birds, available for purchase at many bookstores • Sturdy walking shoes and a rain jacket • Water and snacks To download a copy of “Birding Hotspots in the Flathead Basin” and to learn more about Flathead Audubon, visit www.flatheadaudubon. org. Make sure you say, “Saw it in Seniors’ Scoop Today!”

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EVENT CALENDAR

THE MUSEUM AT CENTRAL SCHOOL 406-756-8381 Summer hours are M-F 10-5 and Saturday 12 noon to 4pm August only FREE Historic Book Club Event Aug 8, 6:30 pm “Sacajawea’s Son, the Life of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau” 4th Annual “Taste of Kalispell” Aug 10, 5 pm – 10 pm On the big museum lawn. FREE Movie and Popcorn Aug 26, 7 pm “A Hard Day’s Night”

Blossoms and Brushstrokes: An Enchanted Evening at Bibler Gardens Aug 17 RSVP by Aug 10 at 406-755-5268 Members/$100 Non-members/$125 The Hockaday’s 2013 Signature Event will be held at the scenic Bibler Gardens in Kalispell. Japanese Ink Painting - Sumi–e for Beginners, Adult Workshop Aug 22 Brenda Kasani, BFA - UofM, instructor. Members/$40, Non-members/$45 Peter Moore: Up the North Fork Aug 27 thru Nov 2

HOCKADAY MUSEUM OF ART Hours of Operation Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm Admission: Adults/$5, Seniors/$4, College Students/$2, Children K-12/Free; Members always free.

Michael Stockhill: Abstracts & Artifacts Aug 29 thru Oct 12

Docent Guided Tour Every Thurs & Sat, 10:30 am Participation included with admission. Learn about the current exhibits from a trained Hockaday docent.

2013 NW MT Fair Parade Aug 16 • 10 am – 12 pm

Senior Tour & Tea Day Aug 8 Free admission for Members & Seniors age 60+. Docent-led gallery tour at 10:30 am Complimentary coffee, tea & cookies served 10 am – 4 pm Terrance Guardipee: Honoring the War Horses of the Blackfeet Thru Aug 17

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NORTHWEST MONTANA FAIR & RODEO Fairgrounds Aug 14 thru 18

RETIRED & SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP) 406-758-5712 Senior Rest Area at the Fair Aug 14 thru 17 HUCKLEBERRY DAYS Depot Park Whitefish Aug 9 thru 11 PICNIC IN THE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2013 Downtown Kalispell Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7 pm – 9 pm

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EVENT CALENDAR GLACIER SYMPHONY Festival Amadeus 2013 Tickets Available at www.gscmusic.org “OPEN AIR” Orchestra Concert Aug 4, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Depot Park Whitefish; Free Following Events all at Whitefish Performing Arts Center Nightly Aug 5 thru 10 7:30 pm – 10 pm Tickets Required “Sonorous Voyage” “Quartet Quintet” “Emerging Virtuosi” “Festival of Concertos” “Mozart, Botessini and Bizet” “Mozart & Beethoven Grand Finale” CROWN OF THE CONTINENT GUITAR WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL Flathead Lake Lodge Nightly Aug 26 thru 29, 8pm Scott Tennant with the LA Guitar Quartet Robben Ford with Lee Ritenour and his band. Pat Metheny & the Pat Metheny Trio Lee Ritenour and Daryl Stuermer on stage with an all-star rhythm section Aug 31, 7pm - Livingston Taylor and Mac McAnally KALISPELL FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION: Flathead Valley Community College Saturdays, 9 am – 12:30 pm

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KALISPELL SENIOR CENTER Flathead Lake Cruise Aug 14 Meet at KSC at 12:00 pm to carpool or be at the Lakeside Dock at 12:30 pm. $20 per person. Sign up with Rosanne! Bingo Thursdays 1 pm

Pinochle Tuesdays & Fridays 1:30 pm

Line Dance Thursdays 6 pm

Cribbage Mondays 1 pm

Open Paint Wednesdays 12 pm

Art Class Fridays 12:30 pm

Exercise Class Mon’s, Wed’s, Fri’s 10 am

Computer Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am

General Meeting Swing Dance Aug 29 Fridays 7 pm 5 pm Pot Luck & Bingo Bring a dish or $3 FIRST FRIDAY Downtown Kalispell Aug 2 Live music, hot deals, free refreshments and a great chance to buy local. Stop by the Kalispell Visitor Center for a free wooden coin, good for $5 off at many downtown businesses. THURSDAY!FEST Downtown Kalispell Thursdays Lively street festival featuring music, food vendors, a children’s activity area, work by local artists.

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Directory Listings

ASSISTED LIVING Bee Hive Homes of Columbia Falls 1660 13th St. West, Columbia Falls, 406.407.3253, beehivehomes.com The Springs at Whitefish 1001 River Lakes Pkwy, Whitefish, 406.862.6322 thespringsliving.com Timber Creek Village 375 Meadow Lake Blvd., Columbia Falls, 406.892.3400, timbercreekvillagecommunity.com Wel-Life at Kalispell 156 Three Mile Rd., Kalispell, 406.756.8688, wlkalispell.com AUTOMOTIVE Howie’s Tire & Alignment 6470 Highway 93 South, Whitefish, 406.862.6666, howiestire.com

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Howie’s Tire & Auto Care 33 3rd Ave E.N., Kalispell, 406.755.6662 Montana Auto Center 601 East Idaho, Kalispell, 406.752.5511, montanaautocenter.com The Good Car Company 1212 S Main St., Kalispell, 406.755.7777, thegoodcarcompanyllc.com CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Sarah Klingenberg 410 1st Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, 406.212.1909, gonsteaddr@hotmail.com DENTAL Glacier Denture Center 1340 Airport Road, Kalispell, MT 59901, 406.257.5283 Montana Periodontics 115 Commons Way Suite 101, Kalispell, 406.755.4722 Rocky Mountain Dentures 1825 Hwy 93 South, Suite A, Kalispell, 406.752.1003 kalispelldentures.com

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HEALTH FOOD Mountain Valley Foods Organic Grocery 25 Commons Way, Kalispell, 406.756.1422 mvf@mountainvalleyfoods.com HEALTH SERVICES Frontier Hospice 29 2nd St. E., Kalispell, 406.755.4923 The Sleep Medicine Center 200 Commons Way, Lower Level, Kalispell, 406.752.1729 HOME HEALTH CARE A Plus Health Care 1310 S. Main St, Kalispell, 406.755.4968, aplushc.com Flathead County Home Health Agency 736 S. Main St., Kalispell, 406.751.6800, paradigm99@centurytel.net INSURANCE AGENCIES Best Insurance 175 Hutton Ranch Rd, Suite 113, Kalispell, 406.755.8888 LONG-TERM NURSING CARE Heritage Place 171 Heritage Way, Kalispell, 406.755.0800, heritagekalispell.com

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MASSAGE THERAPY Touch for Life 103 Ponderosa Ln. Kalispell, 406.270.3847, karen.l.rog@gmail.com Paula Rich Massage 20 Four Mile Dr, Suite 4, Kalispell, 406.249.6025, paulastanford@hotmail.com MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE Bailey Insurance 4 Meridian Court, Kalispell, 406.752.7676

L i s t i n g s

MEMORY CARE Edgewood Vista Assisted Living + Daycare Services 141 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 406.755.3240, edgewoodvista.com Expressions Memory Care Home 240 Hidden Meadow Lane, Columbia Falls, 406.897.1017, expressionssmch.com

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The Springs at Whitefish 1001 River Lakes Pkwy, Whitefish, 406.862.6322 thespringsliving.com

PHARMACIES Evergreen Compounding Pharmacy 2141 U.S. Hwy 2 East #300, Kalispell, 406.257.2083 evergreencompoundingpharmacy.com PHYSICAL THERAPY Professional Therapy Associates 1234 Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell, 406.756.7878, ptflathead.com REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS NoDoubt Land Company 1103 S. Main St., Kalispell, 406.257.6638, theresnodoubt.com West Venture Properties, LLC 17 1st Ave East, Kalispell, 406.751.5600, westventureproperties.com RESTAURANTS Café Max Soup Company 20 Commons Way, Kalispell, 406.257.7687, cafemaxsoupmt.com

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Café Max Soup Company 6475 Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, 406.270.9840, cafemaxsoupmt.com Cislo’s Family Restaurant 2046 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, 406.756.7330 RETAIL Gold Rush Pawn Company 1353 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, 406.257.7296 (PAWN), goldrushpawn.com The Shops at Station 8 38 Hwy 2 East, Columbia Falls, 406.892.1123, station8antiques.com

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Get Your Home Ready for Outdoor Entertaining

With the warm weather here, it’s time to get your house and yard in shape for outdoor entertaining. Here are a few tips from the makers of OxiClean™ to quickly spruce up your home for your next gathering, so you can spend more time with family and friends, and less time worrying about the prep work and clean up. Tidy Up the Yard – The first thing guests will notice is the condition of your lawn, so make sure to give it a fresh mow the day before you’re having guests over. Tidy up yard debris like extra sticks and mulch, and put away garden tools, lawn toys and garbage cans so they are out of view. Add Fresh Flowers – Find annuals in your favorite party-theme colors and plant them in ceramic or terra cotta pots to brighten the space. Position potted plants as table centerpieces, near serving stations, and on the patio or deck for pops of color. Use your home as a way to express your personal style and get creative by coordinating flowers with your table linens and furniture upholstery. Clean Up Your Sitting Area – From picnics and pool parties, to birthdays and cookouts, get your backyard ready for the season. It is a good idea to spruce up your deck at least once a year to remove any weathering and stains that may have occurred, and wipe down lawn and patio furniture that was lying dormant during the winter. Tackle both with a product that is gentle on unfinished wood. Try a solution of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover and water to remove stains and renew your outdoor space. Remember to rinse thoroughly any residual product. De-grime the Grill – Grungy grills are never a welcome part of any backyard barbecue, especially if they were collecting dust and dirt all season. Wipe the grime and grease off the outside of the grill, and clean the interior racks, by scrubbing with a wire brush and a solution of three parts baking soda to one part warm water. Rinse thoroughly. Clear Up Cloudy Dishes – Now that you’ve cleaned up the space you’re ready to entertain! In advance of guests arriving, pull out the summer dishes and glassware and make sure they are spotless. To get tableware sparkling clean, use a rinse aid like OxiCleanTM Dishwashing Booster in addition to your dishwasher detergent. It helps boost the cleaning performance of your dishwasher detergent to remove cloudy film, spots, and streaks that detergent alone can leave behind. With the right tips and tricks you can easily prep your home for entertaining and offer your guests a comfortable and relaxed experience during all of summer’s festivities. For more tips on how to get your home and outdoor space in tip-top shape for your next gathering, visit www.oxiclean.com. Source: OxiClean

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Powering Through the Laundry Pile

With a busy family and hectic schedules it can feel like the laundry pile is constantly growing. Just when you think you’ve finally made a dent, there’s another shirt, sports uniform or pair of dirty socks needing a good washing. But with a little prep work, you can make laundry easier to tackle and keep your clothes clean and fresh: • Check the labels to make sure you use the right wash and dry cycle. This will help to clean your garment properly as well as protect the fabrics and colors in the long run. • Spot clean pesky stains as soon as possible. Using a color-safe, multipurpose, oxygenbased stain remover, like OxiClean, can help to eliminate the stain before it even goes into the machine. • For heavily soiled clothes, the trick is to pre-soak. Soaking overnight can help to loosen dirt and grime and help eliminate stains you may not have even noticed were there. • Keep clothing from fading by turning bright colored and black garments inside out before washing. Also, use the coolest temperature setting as recommended on the garment label. • Make sure dirt doesn’t get trapped – unroll sleeves, socks and pant legs, close zippers and untangle towels and sheets. Your clothes will not only get cleaner, but will require less ironing later too! • Use a powerful stain fighting detergent like ARM & HAMMER Ultra Power 4X Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergents. The formula gets clothes 50 percent whiter and 50 percent fresher than the leading value detergent per load. Also, the ultra-concentrated formula takes up less space so it’s easier to store and use. • Cut down on drying time by tossing a clean, dry bath towel into the dryer with jeans, rugs or blankets. It helps absorb extra moisture so your clothes dry faster. • Don’t overload the washer or dryer. That makes it harder for either machine to do a good job on your clothes. For more laundry tips visit www.armandhammer.com

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Please slow down after you cross north over the viaduct (train tracks) in Whitefish, turn left at the traffic light, and on your right at 102 Wisconsin Ave. is PIGGYBACK BBQ Restaurant which serves Authentic Pit BBQ of all kinds that will make your mouth water & tummy smile. They also have a “secret” menu I’ll reveal shortly. Stopping in recently, it was quite busy, but after a short wait (in or out seating) my lady & I ordered the St. Louis Style Ribs with 2 sides and split it. GREAT DECISION! The full rack at $24 beats two 1/2 racks at $15 each any day! (Remember, I’m not cheap but thrifty.) They were some of the most delicious & mouth-watering ribs either of us have ever eaten! Our sides choices were more than ample servings of smoky baked beans & southern potato salad, plus a large slice of homemade green chile corn bread! YUUUMMMM! Our service was superb also. The aforementioned “secret” menu surely has to do with the owners being from Arkansas and Texas... it’s SOUTHERN FOOD Y’ALL! Menu items include fried catfish, hushpuppies, fried okra, Cajun rice, Mac n’cheese, sweet potato buffalo chips, fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, & MORE! Being a 1992 Southern transplant from MS & TX, I was surely in “Hog Heaven”! You will be too... even if you’re NOT from the South! Check out Piggyback’s website at www.piggybackbbq.com. Stop in soon and tell them you saw it in Seniors’ Scoop. See y’all next time! Cheers & BlessZINGS! ~Bill McGuffie 20

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Most parents have learned things about money they wish they had known at a younger age. But when it comes to broaching the topic with their own teenagers, about a third would rather talk to them about smoking, drugs and bullying than money. Parents can take the angst out of teaching money management by working it into everyday routines. “Your kids are most likely interested in money and having more of it, but they may not know where to start,” says Susan Ehrlich, president of financial services for H&R Block. “Teaching money skills before they graduate will help them make smart choices and learn from their financial missteps now, so they’re better prepared when they’re on their own.” H&R Block provides free financial education for teens through H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which offers these tips: Encourage learning by earning. You may or may not want your teen to hold down a job while in high school, but you can instill the concept of earning by encouraging occasional paying projects, such as babysitting or mowing lawns. Practice makes perfect. Ask your teen to manage a portion of the family budget, such as writing the weekly menu and grocery list to fit your budget or keeping track of eating-out expenses every month. Save now, spend later. Open a savings account for your teen to plan for future purchases. If you’re able, offer to match a portion of their savings to encourage the behavior. This can help convey the difference between needs and wants. Verbalize your own wants for something the entire family can save for and enjoy together, then share your progress toward the goal. Set some limits. If your teen has a credit card, set a realistic credit limit so the balance can be paid in full each month. Your teen will also see the impact of interest rates and annual fees. Be a good financial role model. Pay your own bills on time and ask your teen to be part of the process. Talk to your teen about the importance of a good credit score and how to maintain it – for example, paying your bills on time accounts for 35 percent of your score. Help them understand lower credit scores mean higher interest that could cost thousands of unnecessary dollars.

Savvy Money Tips To Share With Your Teen

Source: H&R Block Dollars & Sense

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In a perfect world, everyone would eat healthfully, exercise regularly and find time for a little bit of fun every day. The reality is, busy schedules, family time and social activities make it challenging to stay on track. Here is a recipe to add more health and balance to your daily routine.

A Healthier You

Best of Summer Avocado Veggie Sandwich Prep Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 10 Minutes Servings: 2 1/2 1 1/8 4 2 2 4 8 12

avocado, very ripe, peeled tablespoon fresh lemon juice teaspoon salt slices Roman Meal bread tablespoons red wine vinegar lettuce leaves slices tomato slices cucumber slices sweet bell pepper

Combine avocado, lemon juice and salt in small bowl. Spread mixture evenly over 2 slices of bread. Place tomatoes, cucumber and peppers on covered surface. Drizzle with vinegar. Layer lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and peppers evenly between slices of bread, creating 2 sandwiches. Nutrition: Calories: 210; Total Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 360mg; Total Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Protein: 7g; Whole Grains: 21g.

Source: Roman Meal

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