3 Healthy Summer Meals Based On Seasonal Produce

3 Healthy Summer Meals Based On Seasonal Produce

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The following 3 summer meals also have one thing in common: they’re all based on seasonal fruits and veggies that are actually seasonal in the US, right now. That is, they haven’t had to endure a process of transportation that involves the emission of toxic gasses (hence contributing to add to the already huge carbon print). Instead, most of these fruits and veggies are grown close to you. Get inspired with these Earth-friendly options. This season make a shift towards a more Eco friendly diet to both help preserve the planet and your own health!

Stuffed veggies

Meet the perfect appetizer. Find tomatoes and zucchini at your local produce store, remove all the seeds and boil them before cutting them in half to place the stuffing. Then prepare this succulent filling: mix rice with tuna, add Parmesan cheese on top, and heat in a preheated temperature of 350 degrees F.

Zucchini Bites

Get the kids to love their veggies with this delightful summer meal. You’ll need muffins, 2 eggs grated zucchinis, cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, and butter. Preheat the oven at about 380 °F. Beat the eggs and then mix all of the above mentioned ingredients until you see a sticky and loose batter. Cover to mini muffins with butter. Then, add tablespoons of the mixture into them, until full capacity. Place the bites in the oven for up to 18 minutes. Then let the mixture rest another 10 minutes. Repeat the whole process for a second batch.

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Eco friendly desserts

Few things say Earth friendly as well as fresh fruits for dessert. Make the best of nature’s bounty this season and try watermelon, blueberries, mulberries, peaches, and even champagne grapes. These are all fruits that are seasonal during the summer in the US, so by consuming them you’re choosing to not purchase imported goods provided by foreign companies that contribute to the carbon print.

Summer Salad

An all time seasonal classic, this summer meal is among the healthiest –and quickest- choices to enjoy. There are dozens of options of seasonal veggies you can include: from the traditional cherry tomatoes, to zucchini, beets to corn and Green beans. Just look for the #9 stamp – a universal code for non-chemically manipulated greens- to make sure your produce is fresh.

 

 

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