When first starting a healthy lifestyle, it is easy to get stuck in a rut of eating the same meals over and over again. This can get boring and make take the joy out of eating. Eating should be enjoyable. Eating should be a time to enjoy the fresh flavors of nature with our families and nourishing our bodies with all that nature has to offer. In order to start enjoying your food again, use the harvest of the season to reap the full benefits of the fruits, and vegetables, of nature.
For example, see below for the particular fruits and vegetables that are in season in my home state of Maryland throughout the year:
June-July: peas, cherries, raspberries
July-August: cucumbers, blackberries, okra, black-eyed peas, nectarines
June-September: cabbage, snap beans, summer squash, corn
July-September: potatoes, beets, tomatoes, peaches, carrots, cantaloupes, plums, lima beans, eggplant, peppers
August-September: winter squash (such as butternut squash), grapes
August-November: turnips, apples
September-December: sweet potatoes
Check the “Eat Well Guide” to see what fruits and vegetables are in season in your local region so you can reap the nutritional and flavor benefits of eating produce at their peak!