Cucumber Seaweed Salad

Seaweed is so healthy for us and tastes great if done right, especially wakame {you can use any kind you'd like}. It's rich in calcium and iron, among other minerals and contains a broad spectrum of vitamins - especially vitamin A and the B vitamins. Iron is very important for pregnant woman (since you are housing more blood than the rest of us) and this recipe will help add another iron-rich meal to your day


3 long pieces wakame seaweed (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes)
1 medium sized cucumber, very thinly sliced

1/4 cup Tbls rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, dash (optional)
Sesame seeds, raw or toasted (I prefer toasted)

Mix the above and serve in small bowls.

If you love sushi and seaweed like I do, you'll have to make your own nori wraps at home as well.