Thrive-Health Guide Southern West Virginia August 2020 - Page 8

Light and Easy SIX STRESS-FREE SUMMER DISHES By Michelle James, Photos by Rick Barbero With the dog days of summer in full swing, finding a delicious, nutritious meal that won’t weigh you down can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Chef Michele Koeniger, head of dining services at The Raleigh Center in Daniels, cooks all day at work and then heads home where she must again find inspiration to prepare a new meal. In recent weeks, she says dishes including the Waldorf salad, a citrus salad and chicken breast stuffed with dried fruit and goat cheese have become staples in her home. “They’re high in protein and vitamins to keep me going,” she says. Koeniger has provided six recipes, which she promises are easy to make, for you to try at home. 8 • THRIVE • AUGUST 2020