Hi Busy Person,It's summertime!
As I write this, it's 90' outside, blessedly cooler in my air-conditioned house. That's okay, though. I'll take the high temps because they mean some of my favorite produce is available.
Summer gives us a bounty of fresh fruits & vegetables. A walk through your local farmer's market is like a trip to a candy store: all bright colors and fresh flavors. The bonus? All of summer's "candy" is good for you too! They're loaded with antioxidants that can help fight disease and aging. Fiber is another benefit, keeping your GI tract working smoothly and combating weight gain by making you feel full. And for those amongst us who are not big water drinkers, you'll be happy to know that most fruits & vegetables are at least 90% water, so load up your plate and drink up!
Summer is the best time for so many fruits & vegetables. Some of my favorites:
- tomatoes (the jewel of summer in my mind)
- summer squash
- berries, especially blueberries
I had some summery experiences this week, including my first ever CSA delivery (read Box of Yumminess
) and a relaxing lunch at a local garden (read Garden of Ideas
). Both blissed me out in different ways, and inspired my cooking this week.
How are you taking advantage of summer's bounty? Whether you love your veggies or turn up your nose at anything green, you can be healthy. Get on track with an eating plan created just for you. If you're across the country or around the corner, you can take your Healthy Eating On The Go.
Have a great week!