Eating healthy while staying cool is one of the secret ingredients to a successful LIFESTYLE CHANGE.

Here are two simple recipes packed with protein, fiber and flavor! Couple these with our healthy grilling tips and you are ready for an outdoor summer soiree.

DC Caviar (3-bean salad)
Adapted from Forks over Knives Cookbook
1 15 oz. can of chili beans, rinsed and drained
1⁄2 red, yellow or orange bell peppers, diced small 1⁄4 cup red onion, diced small
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, diced small
1⁄4 cup Balsamic vinegar (to taste)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
2. Serve cold or room temperature.
Makes 4 Servings
Jicama Sticks
1 large jicama, cut into 1⁄4” sticks or pre-cut jicama
1 lime, juiced
1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
2. Perfect served chilled for a tangy, summer snack.
Makes 4 Servings


Staying healthy is about more than losing weight. It is also about managing preexisting health conditions while still enjoying food preparation and of course, eating!

I would love to further discuss how LIFESTYLE CHANGES can add happiness and years of good health to your life. Join me for a complimentary discovery session by emailing or calling 484-685-0033.

Yours in health,

Dr. Janine Darby

Dr. Janine Darby, double board-certified physician in family and obesity medicine