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Cucumber Cups

Posted Jun 14 2013 9:52am

Cucumbers are such a great vegetable because they can be so versatile.  Not to mention low calorie, high water content, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.  Surprisingly, cucumbers are one of the lowest calorie veggies out there.  There is a food rumor that I have heard all my life that you actually burn more calories eating celery than are in it.   Not true!  Its not true with cucumbers either, but it probably comes close :)  We love eating cucumbers all year long, but especially in the summer time because they are so refreshing.  One of the reasons their calorie content is so low is because their water content is so high.  We love to eat cucumbers just sliced up with a little vinegar on them, but this method of serving cucumbers makes them into an entire meal.  If your child has a gluten allergy, it is a great alternative to bread for a sandwich.  We have 4 different ideas for you to serve these crunchy snacks up!

 

To start, peel your cucumber.  

Next slice your cucumber into even sections or 'cups'.  You want them to be about 1 1/2 inches or so.  Then take a melon baller and scoop out the inside. 

You will want to scoop out enough that you have a good size hole - enough to put filling into. 

Then fill them up with your favorite filling.  These are the ones that we thought sounded delicious: 

If you are making it as a snack, there are a lot of thing you can dip into it and then eat the whole cup when you are done!  What will you put in yours?

 

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