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Athenos Summer Salad Month

Athenos Summer Salad Month

July is here and it is blazing hot in Utah. This month we will mostly grill out and eat salads to keep our house cool. Don’t worry, I am sure I will still turn on the oven to bake a few treats:) Salads will be a staple though. During the month of July, I am participating in ATHENOS “Summer Salad Month.”

Make a Change for the Feta program encourages people to top their salads with feta instead of cheddar cheese. That is easy for me, because feta is my favorite. Feta has one-third less fat and 30 percent few calories than cheddar-I love that it is a healthier option. I also love the creaminess, color, and flavor it adds to any salad.

So get ready for a fantastic feta salad month. I have a lot of great salads to share with you! I will also be doing a Atheno’s giveaway every Friday, starting next week, so make sure you tune in! It’s going to be a fun month!

What are your 4th of July plans? We are going hiking and hanging out at our friends pool. I plan on making  lemon raspberry bars and my easy pasta salad-this time I am using feta cheese though:) Here are a few other 4th of July menu ideas:

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips
Strawberry, Mango, Jicama Salad
Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake
Lemon Buttermilk Shortcakes with Berries

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

I have partnered with ATHENOS Feta to serve as one of ten ATHENOS Change for the Feta Bloggers. I am compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes blogging about my cooking experiences with ATHENOS Feta. I have also been compensated for the food purchased for my Change for the Feta – “Summer Salad Month” creations. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
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30 Responses to “Athenos Summer Salad Month”

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 2, 2010 @ 4:03 am

    I love feta, too – so that’s easy for me! :) Have a fabulous 4th, Maria! :) We have a big family party to go to!

  2. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks — July 2, 2010 @ 6:33 am

    I love feta on salads! It’s the best, definitely better than cheddar. I love it with red onion, tomatoes, kalamata olives and cucumber. YUM!

  3. Jenny Flake — July 2, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    I’m a feta lover too! That would be an easy choice for me! Have fun this weekend, see you soon :)

  4. SLCFoodie — July 2, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    I do love feta cheese! However I do go for the block instead of the crumbles..usually tastes better :) I’m looking forward to more feta recipes!!

  5. Tiffany — July 2, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    you and josh have a wonderful weekend and a fun month creating new recipes!!! happy 4th friend!

  6. Heather — July 2, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    I love feta and how perfect to top a salad.
    Have a wonderful 4th weekend Maria!

  7. Sues — July 2, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    Yay for feta!!!!! :) :) Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July and looking forward to seeing lots more feta this month!

  8. Joanne — July 2, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    Feta is one of my favorites as well! I love that it is so tangy that you really don’t need that much of it to have the flavor shine through. Can’t wait to see what you cook up!

  9. Tracy — July 2, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    I love feta cheese. Sometimes I eat it by itself on tortilla chips. I know it’s really strange, but I love it.

  10. Erica — July 2, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

    How fun is this? My favorite brand of feta too. Can’t wait to see all of your recipes. We’re headed to a BBQ on the fourth- enjoy it!

  11. Jen @ How To: Simplify — July 2, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    I love feta too! It tastes great on salads because it adds so much flavor!

  12. I love, love, love feta! Can’t wait to see your salads!

  13. Melissa — July 2, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    Feta is one of my favorite salad toppings. I rarely use cheddar! We are headed to a friends party Saturday evening and watching a fireworks show. Sunday finds us at my in-law’s for their annual 4th of July party. Pool, BBQ, DJ and more fireworks…now what side shall I bring, that is the question. Happy Fourth!

  14. Kristen — July 3, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    Ooooh, I love feta! Excited to try new recipes with it! =)

  15. Sarah — July 3, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    I love feta – I have a huge block from feta. Any chance I get to add it to a salad (green, pasta, couscous) I do. Better than cheddar any day.

  16. Cookin' Canuck — July 4, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Feta is a staple in our house and makes its way onto almost every salad. I’m looking forward to getting more ideas from your feta posts.

  17. Squirrelers — July 4, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing the nutritional comparison. I did not know that feta was that much less caloric or fat-laden than cheddar. Frankly, I find feta to have more taste anyway.

    As a frugal shopper, I have to ask: any suggestions for getting deals on feta? Thanks!

    • twopeas replied: — July 6th, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

      I don’t think feta is that much more than other cheeses. Shop the sales and always look for coupons:)

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  20. Monica — July 9, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    Love Love Love FETA! and I just love your recipe! Strawberry Balsamic Salad with Basil and Feta!! who’d ever thought of putting feta and strawberries together!!
    signing up for the FETA giveaway!

  21. Gwen — July 9, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    Athenos Feta is the best on a Strawberry Walnut Salad with Balsamic. I have one every day for my lunch at work!! Hmmmmm!

  22. It will be fun to see your creations!

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