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    seasonal eats for summer

    July 18, 2017
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    We often equate eating healthy with consuming more vegetables, less sugar, and no alcohol. While all of that is extremely crucial, the quality of your food is super important as well.

    Michael and I joined a CSA this summer through The Wellnest, where I work as a Nutritionist, and one of the best parts of joining this program is that I know that all of the produce we get is not only fresh and organic, but it is also in season.

    Why is it important to eat with the seasons?

    • There are a ton of health benefits from eating foods within their natural season
    • The produce is picked when it is ripe and fully developed (adding to its nutrient density)
    • It tends to be less expensive, since there is typically an abundance of the food
    • There are less pesticides, gmos and added chemicals, since seasonal produce takes less maintenance
    • Through programs like a CSA, you are supporting local farms and your community

    So, now that you know why it’s important to eat in season, below are some seasonal fruits and vegetables for you to enjoy all summer long:

    Fruits:

    Apricots

    Avocados

    Blackberries

    Blueberries

    Cherries

    Lemons

    Limes

    Melons

    Nectarines

    Passion Fruit

    Peaches

    Plums

    Strawberries

    Tomatoes

    Watermelon

    Vegetables:

    Arugula

    Basil

    Beets

    Bell Peppers

    Broccoli

    Carrots

    Corn

    Cucumber

    Garlic

    Green Beans

    Radishes

    Rhubarb

    Summer Squash

    Zucchini

    So in between your beach trips and pool parties, try to hit up your local farmers market, join a CSA or try and purchase foods from your supermarket that are locally sourced- this will ensure that you’re getting delicious, ripe, and seasonal foods to help you get the most bang for your buck 👊

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