Thirsty Thursday: 5 Ways to “Eat” Your Water

Cabbage is 92% water.

Recipe: Renata’s Cheap-n-Cheerful Curried Cabbage Stir Fry


Eat your water? Did the cold weather freeze my brain, or did you read that right? You read it right. As my mom always says, “there is more than one way to skin a cat” (poor little cat!) and there is more than one way to stay hydrated. Let veggies and fruits show your the power of their hydrating properties with these top five tips.

Top 5 Ways to “Eat” Your Water

Swiss Chard fills your body and soul with color and water.
  • For winter warmth, choose soups with tons of water-soluble veggies like zucchini (94% water), cauliflower (92% water) and cabbage (92% water).
  • For summer chill, choose salads with water-soluble veggies like cucumber (95% water), lettuce (96% water) and tomatoes (94% water.
  • Pack for work like a B.O.S.S. (Box of Smart Snacks) like this fun link on Renata’s Kitchen.
  • Sit in front of the TV with a colorful bowl of green celery sticks (95% water), red sliced bell peppers (92% water) and orange hunks of cantaloupe (90% water) instead of a bowl of popcorn or chips. Much more hydrating than chips, more colorful than popcorn, and no crumbs down your sweatshirt!

If 60% of your body is water, and 70% of the earth is water, then I am 100% sure that hydration through vegetation will bring about healthy balance.

Quanta bella! Tomatoes are 94% water.

Cucumbers are 95% water.


Water is the driving force of all nature.

Leonardo da Vinci
Grandma Nita’s 20-Minute Soup is loaded with hydration!


  1. Yum ?


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