Summer is here and so are the farmer’s markets! There are so many wonderful fruits and veggies at their freshest in the summer months, it was hard to narrow them down for this post, but so easy to find a ton of great recipes to use them in. Here’s what I picked: Peaches, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, strawberries, and bell peppers. I’ve searched for healthy and relatively simple recipes and landed on 3 for each ingredient. Enjoy!

Peaches

Peaches help maintain skin and eye health, contain zero saturated fat, and are a good source of fiber. They are also rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach QuesadillasRecipe from nogojisnoglory.com

BBQ Chicken with Peach and Feta Slaw

Recipe from myrecipes.com

Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peach-Ginger Chutney

Recipe from fitnessmagazine.com

Tomatoes

These red beauties contain all 4 carotenoids which have individual benefits but combined provide even more. They are good for digestive health, help improve vision, lower hypertension, and support a healthy heart.

Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Recipe from Realsimple.com

Tomato Tuna Melts

Recipe from skinnytaste.com

Orecchiette with Slow Roasted Tomatoes & Artichokes

Recipe from twopeasandtheirpod.com

Zucchini

This squash is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, but low in calories with no fat. The anti-inflammatory properties have been linked to lowering cholesterol and improving heart health. They can also help control diabetes and improve digestion.

Sausage and Sweet Potato Zucchini Lasagna

Recipe from pinchofyum.com

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Recipe from goodhousekeeping.com

Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zoodles

Recipe from eatwell101.com

Corn

Packed with antioxidant phytonutrients, corn provides a host of antioxidant benefits including fighting free radicals that can prevent a number of cancers, lowering blood pressure, and fighting tumors to name a few. Corn is rich in fiber, plus many vitamins and minerals.

Tacos with Corn, Zucchini-Radish Slaw and Avocado

Recipe from Joanne-eatswellwithothers.com

Slow Cooker Corn & Red Pepper Chowder

Recipe from ohmyveggies.com

Fresh Corn with Avocado, Scallions, and Spiced Scallops

Recipe from Health.com

Strawberries

These bright and sweet little pods of flavor are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and provide more vitamin C than an orange! They help protect your heart, increase HDL (the good kind) cholesterol, and are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low calorie.

Chicken Strawberry Salad Lettuce Wraps

Recipe from happyhealthymama.com

Five-Ingredient Strawberry Red Wine Glazed Salmon

Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

Recipe from gimmesomeoven.com

Bell Peppers

Low in calories, these colorful veggies are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Red peppers pack the most nutrition simply because they are kept on the vine the longest.

Sweet Potato, Asparagus, Red Pepper, and Corn Hash with Avocado Cream

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Recipe from skinnytaste.com

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta

Recipe from eatingwell.com

These should get you through the summer 😉
What is your favorite summertime ingredient to cook with?

Published by Samantha Kellgren

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