If you are like me, as hard as you try, you probably don’t eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables. However, it’s a lot easier to get your 5-7 servings a day in the late summer when there is an abundance of fresh produce in season, like corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, blueberries, blackberries, okra, squash, zucchini, and peaches. When it’s too hot outside for a heavy meal, there’s nothing that tastes like summer more than a light and healthy meal of fresh corn on the cob and sliced tomatoes with cold watermelon for desert. Whether you grow your food yourself or buy your produce from the farmer’s market or grocer, August is the perfect time try out new recipes using seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Here a 7 easy recipes from Southern Living using fruits and vegetables that are in season right now.