Spending Saturday mornings at the farmers market is one of our favorite things about summer. The weather is gorgeous, the people are friendly and we have a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from.
To help get you in the summer spirit, we’ve provided some easy healthy recipes inspired by the food you can find at your local farmers market.
Our Favorite Farmers Market Foods
Why we love them: Tomatoes are not only sweet, juicy and flavorful, but they’re also loaded with vitamins that can do anything from improving your skin to strengthening your bones.
What can I make with them? This delicious Chicken Cherry Tomato Stir Fry – it’s perfect for summer because you don’t even have to turn your oven on.
Why we love them: These crunchy vegetables can improve your vision, prevent cancer and heart disease, and best of all, make a great snack.
Why we love them: Not only are they bursting with that sweet juicy flavor, but they also leave you feeling full and satisfied without adding inches to your waistline.
What can I make with them? This Very Berry Trifle – it’s super easy to make, and the perfect light dessert to enjoy on a hot afternoon.
Why we love it: It’s a summer staple and an excellent side dish for barbecues, plus it lowers your cholesterol and protects your heart.
What can I make with it? Mexican Corn Salad – this easy healthy recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
Why we love it: Asparagus is a light, fresh vegetable that tastes absolutely perfect in the spring and summer. It is packed with antioxidants, can control diabetes and prevent kidney stones.
What can I make with it? Zoye’s Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus – it’s a healthy and unique appetizer to serve at parties.
Why we love them: Nothing says “summertime” like the sweet, juicy flavor of a peach. This fruit prevents cancer and diabetes, and keeps your skin healthy.
What can I make with them? This Ginger Peach Coconut Crisp from BeginWithin Nutrition – it’s super quick and easy to prepare, and tastes great when it’s paired with a scoop of sugar-free vanilla ice cream.
What are some of your favorite fruits and vegetables from your local farmers market?