Try Elderberry Jam! Elderberries are at the height of their season August and September. Elderberries are a popular health food in Europe with purported anti-viral and cholesterol-lowering properties. Elderberries are edible when cooked. They can be used like blueberries in pies, muffins, pancakes, teas and a wealth of other foods. Jams are quite popular
Eat a slice of Fresh Peach Pie! Did you know that August 24th is National Peach Pie Day? One slice (1/6th of a homemade 8-inch single crust peach pie) usually contains under 300 calories and is one of your best nutrition bets for a delicious summer dessert treat.
Go to a Farmer’s Market! Did you know that August 5-11 is National Farmer’s Market Week? When you shop at your local farmer’s market you are truly living the “buy local” movement meaning you are supporting your local farmers and getting fresher, more nutrient-rich produce as well.
Eat Mustard! Did you know that August 2nd is National Mustard Day? Mustard is an incredibly low calorie, nutrient-filled condiment—providing protein, fiber, vitamin C and B vitamins. Just remember, a little goes a long way as mustard is high in sodium.
Lighten Up Lasagna! Did you know that July 29th is National Lasagna Day?
Eat Vanilla Ice Cream (low fat :) Did you know that July 23rd is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day?
Pack a Picnic! Did you know that July is National Picnic Month?
Try Vegetarian Baked Beans at Your BBQ! Did you know that July 3rd is National Eat Beans Day? But not all baked beans are created equally.
Life is a Bowl of Cherries! Cherries are in season right now—take advantage of these absolutely delicious bites of sweetness that are simply bursting with nutrition.
Try throwing some fruit on the grill for a healthy, sweet dessert! The best options aare pineapple, mango, peach, and banana.