If you have a garden, you are well aware that summer produce is absolutely teeming right now. Even if you don’t grow produce at your home, it’s evident in local farmers markets and grocery stores that fruits and veggies are at an all-time high this time of year – and we love every second of it.
During the summer months, juicy fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, and grapes make their gorgeous debut and line our bowls of cereal, Greek yogurt, salads, and smoothies alike. Crisp, sweet vegetables like corn, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers make their way into our meals, whether they’re raw, baked, sautéed, or better yet, grilled.
With so much life budding around us in the summer, it’s hard to not feel inspired to take in all that color and vibrancy and incorporate it into your meals. Whenever we peruse the farmers market tables, we feel the need to scoop up as much produce as possible and find a way to cook it – even the fruits and veggies we don’t know how to cook yet!
Not only does it taste delicious, in-season produce is teeming with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that keep our bodies strong and healthy. The more local and in-season a piece of produce, the more chock full it will be of the good stuff your body needs to thrive.
This summer, we encourage you to use all the fresh produce that surrounds you and make the most of it by incorporating it into each and every meal! Add berries to your breakfast, a fruit-and-veggie salad to pair with your lunch, and a grilled medley of fresh veggies at each dinner. With that in mind, be creative! It’s nearly always a success when you try new recipes with naturally delicious foods.
If you need some ideas, try these recipes out this August, and let us know how it goes.