A great way to celebrate summer is to eat seasonal foods! Buying seasonally is beneficial to local producers AND usually cheaper than buying out-of-season items. Head out to your local farmer’s market and scoop up some of these deliciously seasonal foods. You’ll be doing good, eating good, and feel good about buying locally and seasonally!
Tomatoes, avocados: June and July are most definitely guacamole time! Keep it simple by mixing some roughly chopped tomato, salt, pepper, jalapeno, and avocado together and digging in with some veggies or chips! Mmmm… we probably shouldn’t have written this post when we’re so hungry, but some guac sounds pretty amazing right now.
Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums: It’s berry and season! This can mean only one thing… PIE! Three reasons to love fruit pie: everyone loves pie, pie is easy to make, and pie isn’t really that unhealthy. So go get a bunch of berries, peaches, and/or plums, mix them with some flour and sugar, throw all that in a frozen pie crust, and ta dah! You have pie. Delicious, delicious, pie to impress your friends and loved ones.
Grapefruits, kumquats, lemons, oranges: Juice it up this summer with some citrus! Whether you make straight up OJ, make a delicious grapefruit/gin fizz, or just chow down on some kumquats, citrus is king this time of year. Kumquats, by the way, are like itty bitty oranges that are really sour. Here’s an idea: make a citrus salad! Peel and section some grapefruit, orange, grapes, and melon (all in season), toss it in a bowl with some candied ginger and yogurt. Kapow! A healthy, hearty snack!
Do you have any favorite summer recipes that call for these foods? Let us know in the comments!