Welcome to Day 4 of the Summer Kick-Off Challenge!
Summer is bountiful with plenty of fresh produce. Farmer’s markets around the country are stock full of fresh, summer fruit bursting with juice, and freshly picked veggies just waiting to be eaten. Take advantage of this time by buying locally-grown, fresh produce.
What’s in Season Now?
This website is a great resource to find out what is in season in your state for each month.
Where I live, Blueberries, Corn, Watermelon, Peppers, Mangoes, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers are in season.
Here is today’s sample menu, inspired by what’s in season:
Breakfast: Fresh berries drizzled with coconut milk
Lunch: Salad made with in-season veggies (like cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes) with Dijon Dressing
Snack: A sampling of in-season raw fruits and veggies with a handful of nuts or a bar of unsweetened chocolate
Dinner: Steak, Corn on the Cob, Mashed Potatoes, and Watermelon-a real summer dinner!
Dessert: Pick your favorite in-season fruit or nut and cover it with chocolate!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What is your favorite in-season fruit or veggie right now?
Mine is watermelon! Mmmm…Can’t get enough.