Six Summer Ingredients for Fresh Dinners!
Summer is here and so are the farmer’s markets! There are so many wonderful fruits and veggies at their freshest in the summer months, it was hard to narrow them down for this post, but so easy to find a ton of great recipes to use them in.
Here’s what I picked: Peaches, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, strawberries, and bell peppers. I’ve searched for healthy and relatively simple recipes and landed on 3 for each ingredient. Enjoy!
Peaches help maintain skin and eye health, contain zero saturated fat, and are a good source of fiber. They are also rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.
Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach QuesadillasRecipe from nogojisnoglory.com
Recipe from myrecipes.com
Recipe from fitnessmagazine.com
These red beauties contain all 4 carotenoids which have individual benefits but combined provide even more. They are good for digestive health, help improve vision, lower hypertension, and support a healthy heart.
Recipe from Realsimple.com
Recipe from skinnytaste.com
Recipe from twopeasandtheirpod.com
This squash is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, but low in calories with no fat. The anti-inflammatory properties have been linked to lowering cholesterol and improving heart health. They can also help control diabetes and improve digestion.
Recipe from pinchofyum.com
Recipe from goodhousekeeping.com
Recipe from eatwell101.com
Packed with antioxidant phytonutrients, corn provides a host of antioxidant benefits including fighting free radicals that can prevent a number of cancers, lowering blood pressure, and fighting tumors to name a few. Corn is rich in fiber, plus many vitamins and minerals.
Recipe from Joanne-eatswellwithothers.com
Recipe from ohmyveggies.com
Recipe from Health.com
These bright and sweet little pods of flavor are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and provide more vitamin C than an orange! They help protect your heart, increase HDL (the good kind) cholesterol, and are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low calorie.
Recipe from happyhealthymama.com
Recipe from gimmesomeoven.com
Low in calories, these colorful veggies are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Red peppers pack the most nutrition simply because they are kept on the vine the longest.
Recipe from skinnytaste.com
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