With this official start to summer this weekend, lighter, more refreshing meals may be on your mind, especially as the weather gets warmer. It’s also a great time of year to add extra fruits and veggies to your diet and reap all the benefits these foods have to offer.
We’re sharing five delicious, seasonal veggies to consider adding to your diet for a punch of flavor and nutritional value.
5 Seasonal Veggies to Enjoy This Summer
Try snacking on some cucumber with hummus or enjoying sliced cucumber in a salad for some added crunch!
#2 Bell Peppers
Bell peppers make another great dipping veggies to dip into hummus or even guacamole. Or, try using bell pepper halves in place of bread for your favorite sandwich for a healthy twist and an easy way to get in some extra veggies.
If you’re a fan of eggplant, take advantage of this time of year when they’re in season and make some eggplant parm — make it even healthier by using dairy-free cheese.
Tomatoes are a summertime favorite and a great addition to salads or even quinoa stir-frys. There are also different varieties of tomatoes like grape, cherry, and heirloom tomatoes, so you can try a handful until you find your favorites!
Shallots make a flavorful addition to stir-frys, pasta, or even rice dishes. They are also easy to find at the grocery store, so consider adding some shallot to your recipes if you are looking to branch out from the usual red onion.
One of the easiest ways to supercharge your diet is to add more veggies! Try enjoying some of these seasonal options to set the tone for a healthy summer.