With summer winding down in many parts of the country (not so much here in Texas!), we take a look back at our three favorite summer foods. Let us know what your favorite summer food is and how you like to prepare it!
Blackberries and Raspberries
If these antioxidant packed berries weren't so expensive in the off-season, we would be snacking on them year-round. With a high content of vitamin C and nearly 8 grams of fiber per cup, these berries are more than just a sweet and refreshing treat.
Health tip: Next time you are craving something sweet, grab a cup of berries for a treat.
We can't get enough of this juicy fruit...errr...vegetable...Well, we'll let you decide on that one. What we do know is that the tomato is one of the most nutrient dense summer foods, and it contains beneficial phytochemicals that play a role in preventing chronic disease. And, like berries, tomatoes are full of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Quick tip: Slice up a heirloom tomato, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper for a quick and healthy snack.
Apricots and Peaches
While fresh is always best in the summer, we also love these fruits dried (or packed in a thunderbird bar!) for a convenient snack. Both are rich in vitamin A and C, and contain beta-carotene, which contributes to healthy skin and eyes.
Snack tip: Load up on the new Peach Pecan Vanilla Thunderbird bar to savor that summer flavor. They are on sale for 20% off until the end of the month!
It's always great to eat locally and seasonally when possible to maximize the flavors and nutrients of food. And, while we are sad (okay, maybe a bit relieved) that summer is winding down, we are also excited for new fall flavors. So, we are going to savor the last few weeks of these summer flavors before changing up the diet and seeing what fall has to offer.