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10Jun, 21
Clean Food Love

Summer Produce

There are so many things to look forward to in summer. Things like beach days, vacations, a break from school, road and camping trips, grilling, time spent by the pool, and longer hours of sunlight are just a few of the many enjoyable experiences that summer can bring. One of the other great things about summer is the incredible seasonal produce it brings. Keep reading to learn about the best produce to include on your grocery list and menu this summer, and get some delicious recipes for using them! 

What’s in Season in Summer? 

Eating seasonally has many benefits, which you can read more about in this post. While the following produce items may be able to be purchased at other times of the year, summer is one of the best times to enjoy them. 

Here’s what’s in season in summer and some delicious ways to try them:

Apples

Recipe ideasApple bacon sandwiches, or chocolate apple slice pops

Apricots

Recipe ideaspecan and dried fruit no-oats topped with apricots.

Avocados

Recipe ideasavocado caprese salad, quick and easy avocado hummus, and chipotle tuna stuffed avocados 

Bananas

Recipe ideaschocolate chip banana oatmeal cups, fully loaded bananas, and copycat trader joes gone bananas 

Beets

Recipe ideaseasy chili garlic shrimp stir fry and turkey breakfast meal prep

Bell peppers

Recipe ideascreamy tuna stuffed bell peppers and unstuffed bell pepper skillet

Blackberries

Recipe ideasblackberry chicken + spinach salad and 7 layer fresh fruit salad

Blueberries

Recipe ideasskillet berry baked pancake and raw mini fruit tarts

Cantaloupe

Recipe ideas- cantaloupe summer salsa and cantaloupe orange ginger turmeric juice

Carrots

Recipe ideas- curry roasted carrots and one pan roast chicken with carrots and bacon

Celery

Recipe ideas- shaved fennel and celery salad and chicken salad stuffed peppers

Cherries

Recipe ideas- cherry no dairy ice cream

Corn

Recipe ideas- broccoli, corn and bacon salad, shrimp corn chowder, and creamy avocado and corn salad

Cucumbers

Recipe ideas-  Watermelon cucumber salad, and tuna cucumber party bites

Eggplant

Recipe ideas- quinoa stuffed eggplant boats and eggplant pizzas

Mini-Melty Eggplant Pizzas Clean Eating Recipe

Garlic

Recipe ideas- honey garlic brussels sprouts and crockpot garlic mashed potatoes

Green Beans

Recipe ideas- sheet pan salmon and green beans and green bean curry

Herbs, like mint and basil

Recipe ideas- raspberry coconut overnight oats and pine nut basil guacamole

Honeydew Melon

Recipe ideas- honeydew melon sorbet

Lemons

Recipe ideas- Lemony chicken and olives skillet and no bake raspberry lemon cheesecake

Limes

Recipe ideas- sheet pan chili lime shrimp and baked crispy coconut chicken with creamy coconut lime dip

Mangos

Recipe ideas- mango black bean salad with citrus dressing and mango chicken lettuce wraps

Peaches

Recipe ideas- grilled lime chicken with fresh peach salsa and honey roasted peaches

Raspberries

Recipe ideas- chia pudding with fresh raspberry puree and easy yogurt parfaits

Strawberries

Recipe ideas- Shrimp strawberry salad and clean eating chocolate-dipped strawberries

Clean Eating Chocolate Dipped Strawberries CleanFoodCrush

Summer Squash

Recipe ideas- taco stuffed summer squash boats and summer squash spaghetti 

Tomatillos & tomatoes

Recipe ideas- chicken with cherry tomatoes and spinach and baked parmesan tomatoes

Watermelon

Recipe ideas: Watermelon cucumber salad, watermelon corn salsa, and watermelon sorbet

Zucchini

Recipe ideas- zucchini lasagna and double chocolate zucchini muffins

With so many different and delicious produce items to choose from, the only question that remains is which one will you try first??

Happy summer eating!

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