wakame cucumber salad

Exercise and good nutrition are important for bone health. Here’s a recipe that delivers the nutrients your body needs – found in foods like sea vegetables and seeds- to help build strong bones…


1/4 cup wakame seaweed, soaked in cold water for 5-10 minutes, drained and chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
2 oranges, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp mirin
2 tsp soy sauce or tamari
1 Tbsp maple syrup


In a small bowl, mix mirin, rice vinegar, soy sauce and maple syrup. Add to the bowl the cucumbers, oranges, sesame seeds, cilantro and wakame. Toss to combine.
Serves 6.

From the Publisher: To learn about osteoporosis (risk, diagnosis, and treatment when exercise and nutrition are not helping), please take a look at this article.

Emilie Berner

Emilie Berner is Chef/Coordinator at The Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. Berner brings experience in food, education and wellness to the hospital’s teaching kitchen, located on the hospital’s campus in Cortlandt Manor. She manages the kitchen and teaches cooking classes for the community that focus on various health topics. She can be reached at: teachingkitchen@hvhc.org

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