What to Eat This Summer
Enjoy the Season's Freshest Foods
-- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator
Fruit is always easy. It is ready to eat, and tastes great. But if you're looking for some new ways to incorporate fruit into your menu besides the "grab and bite" technique, try fruit smoothies, fruit cobblers and fruit-topped pancakes and French toast.
- Apples. Try them baked with sweet potatoes and raisins.
- Melons. Use a melon baller to give your melons flair when eaten alone or in a summer fruit salad.
- Peaches. Who can resist peach cobbler? For a healthier spin, use whole grain flour for the crust.
- Pears. Try pears on the grill. Wash and cook until tender, then sprinkle with a pinch of sugar and enjoy (quickly!) with vanilla ice cream.
- Plums. Wash their skin and take a bite!
- Raspberries. All berries make tasty addition to pancakes, smoothies, yogurt and fruit salads. Try a mixed berry salad, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.
- Strawberries. Buy them by the bushel and freeze to make fresh-tasting smoothies in the winter months. Combined with bananas, orange juice, and yogurt, they make an unbeatable breakfast drink.
If you've done a little cooking, you probably know that the seasonings can make the meal. Here are some seasonal seasonings for your summer suppers.