Summer Seasonal Food

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It is summer which means the next wave of fruits, veggies and more are in season. So next time you are in the grocery, the farmer's market or outside in your garden, keep these seasonal summer foods in mind:

Animal products: Eggs and milk are at their best during the summer because animals are eating green grass. This makes eggs and milk even more nutritious.

Fruits: Apricots, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, grapes, melons, oranges and more are all at their best during the summer.

Greens: Bok choy, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard and turnip greens are all delicious summer cooking greens. Salad greens like arugula, lettuce and spinach are summer greens as well.

Herbs: Summer herbs include basil, cilantro, dill, garlic, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme.

Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, sunflower seeds and walnuts are the best nuts for summer.

Veggies: Some great summer garden vegetables that are great in the summer are artichokes, avocados, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, tomatillos, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini.

What other veggies, fruits and nuts are in season right now that you like? Share with us in the comments!

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